Professional Training and Qualifications (CPLE)

Our Centre of Professional Learning and Education is a registered training organisation (RTO 88148) in Canberra, offering professional development training and delivering nationally recognised qualifications. We specialise in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector as well as cater to Business Administration.

Vocational Education and Training

Our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivers vocational education and training primarily in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Whether you’re looking to begin a career in this sector, work with young children, advance your career, or upskill in business administration and professional development, we’re the RTO for you.  We will arm you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience you need to kickstart or accelerate a career in the early childhood sector. We can also assist you in starting a career in Business Administration.

We have been recognised for our excellence in vocational education and training at the ACT Training Awards, winning the Large Employer of the Year for three years in a row! Find out more here.

Nationally Recognised Courses & Qualifications

We offer two early childhood education and care qualifications: the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Additionally, we offer the BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration.

Find out more About Our Nationally Recognised Qualifications Here.

Professional Development Training & Workshops

Our professional development training sessions and workshops are for individuals across a myriad of community services sectors. These training sessions can be booked by anyone looking to upskill, increase their knowledge, or gain an understanding of professional practices on a session-by-session basisAdditionally, we offer customised professional development training for children’s services settings across Canberra. 

Find out more about our Professional Development Training and Workshops here.

Government-funded subsidies and entitlements

There are funded study subsidies and entitlements you may be eligible when enrolled into our nationally recognised professional qualifications such as User Choice and Skilled Captial funding. To identify if you are eligible for these, please access the information located on the Skills Canberra website.  Our CPLE staff will also be able to answer any questions you have regarding these options.

Find out more about Traineeships and Other Funding Pathways here.

Ascend Program: Paid Traineeship in the Early Years

If you are passionate about starting a career in the early education and care sector but don’t know where to begin, consider our Ascend Program. The program is an industry-leading traineeship where selected candidates will be able to work across our children’s services without any experience in Education and Care sector, while completing a nationally recognised CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Education and Care qualification whilst getting paid.

Find out more about our Ascend Program here.

About the Communities@Work RTO

Our Centre of Professional Learning and Education is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Our passionate team specialises in delivering vocational education and training (VET) qualifications with quality, evidence-based approaches.

We’re the three-time proud winner of the Large Employer of the Year Award at the ACT Training Awards 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Our methods consist of a range of teaching and learning strategies. These include face to face workshops, workshop tasks, projects, online learning, and hands-on experience within the work environment. As an RTO, we take our obligation to support learners very seriously and ensure the highest quality of training and assessment services. Our approach is focused on enhancing the learning experience of our students.

Find out more on our Learner Resources and FAQs page.


Contact Us

You can get in touch with the Centre of Professional Learning and Education at:

Phone: 02 6293 6220


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