Our RTO has a commitment to leading practice and prides itself in developing and delivering exceptional professional development training programs and services. Every year, we create a professional development calendar of training sessions and workshops.
If a workshop that you’re interested in is sold out, or if you have an idea/suggestion for a workshop that is not currently listed in the Professional Development (PD) Calendar 2021, please submit an expression of interest here.
Upcoming Professional Development Training and Workshops: 2021
Upcoming Professional Development Sessions for 2021 will be updated below according to availability. You can also download the full PD Calendar for 2021 here (pdf download) to view both past and upcoming workshops.
This session is designed to help you to best support children on the autism spectrum by understanding their individual profile, learning styles, communication, behaviour patterns and interests. Presented by Adam King from Marymead, this session will assist you in better understanding any children you educate who have this additional need.
Join us for a session facilitated by Child Focused Solutions about understanding and guiding children’s behaviours in an educational setting. The approach to guiding behaviour is from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and your ability to support individuals and groups of children to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.
Join us for a session designed to bring together early childhood professionals with a variety of perspectives, to challenge and explore the ways in which early childhood education is, and can be, engaging with social fairness and democratic practices.
Come and join us for an exciting morning with Wiradjuri woman Dhani Gilbert who will discuss Indigenous connection to country. Dhani will guide you through Mulligans Flat and help you explore all the local bush tucker we find here in Canberra, hear stories from the land as well as discover the animals that call Mulligans home.
Presented by All Areas Speech Pathology, come and join Danika to learn how key word signing can be used to encourage speech and language development for children in early childhood. The focus age is children 2-5 years (including typically developing children and children using key word signing as a primary mode of communication).
Come and join Lisa Baston – a qualified art therapist – for a full-day program that offers participants a hands-on experience to learn how to support children and young people who have experienced trauma, behavioural and emotional issues and socio-political disadvantages. Participants will engage in a series of experiential art-based exercises aimed at learning new ways of experiencing art and discovering how you can express yourself through visual images. Participants will learn how to use these approaches to engage with and build connections with children and young people through art-making.
This workshop is designed to teach an Acknowledgement of Country in Ngunnawal language – the language of the traditional inhabitants of the ACT and surrounds. The session also includes an overview of when it is appropriate to do an Acknowledgement of Country as well as a brief history of the Ngunnawal language.
Join us for an exciting, hands-on session on an approach to learning and development that incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas). This STEM workshop supports important life skills and provides an opportunity to engage in teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, communication, analysis and independent thought.
Learning through creativity and the arts in early childhood plays a critical role in children’s development. Our role is to provide children with the materials, inspiration and time to use art as a platform for learning. This session is designed to guide educators with creative educational experiences that they can implement that allows children to communicate their thinking and feelings in multiple ways.
Join us for a bus tour to the Recycling Discovery Hub to participate in a guided workshop and activities where we explore recycling in Canberra and the surrounding ACT region and discuss the broader topic of sustainability to lead to a healthier, resilient, and more sustainable environment and community. Participants will meet at Communities@Work Weston Creek and depart for the bus tour.
This two-day program, facilitated by Lifeline Canberra has been developed for people in virtually any role, who find themselves in situations where counselling or empathetic communication is required. The program provides participants with a range of tried and tested counselling skills that work to create effective communication and de-escalate clients who are in crisis.
National Regulation 84 requires educators to have an understanding of child protection law and an understanding of how to enact their obligations under this law. In this session, you will be updated on the regulatory and legal requirements around reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect in the ACT. We will explore the importance of ‘informed reporting’, what constitutes abuse and neglect, and gain awareness of a community approach to reporting abuse and neglect.
About our Professional Development Training Calendar
Several of our professional development training sessions are tailored to the Early Education and Care sector, meeting National Quality Standards and enabling educators to engage in best practice. A lot of our professional development training and workshops also cater to the broader community and can be useful for individuals from any industry, though our focus is primarily on training educators in the child care and early education sector.
Our methodology focuses on the individual, providing a variety of learning opportunities, inspiring participants to reach their full potential, utilising the extensive and contemporary experience of our team through the provision of effective teaching and learning strategies.
For our 2021 calendar, we are also offering a range of new and exciting professional development training and events. An exclusive new addition to our 2021 calendar will be pop-up professional development training workshops. These pop-up workshops will not be a part of the regular professional development calendar. VIP guests will get exclusive early access to book into the pop-up workshops, and enjoy other benefits (more information coming soon). SIGN UP TO BE A VIP TODAY BY CLICKING HERE.
Past Professional Development Training Workshops 2021
- Dealing with People in Difficult Situations: 19 Feb 2021
- Key Word Signing (Auslan) Workshop – Virtual Delivery: 26 Feb 2021
- A Taste of the Bush: Jerrabomberra Wetlands: 2 March 2021
- Mt Majura Tour with Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services: 15 March 2021
Missed a workshop that you wanted to attend? Besides the regular professional development calendar, we’re also offering pop-up workshops. Sign up to our VIP Mailing List to be the first to know when we have a new pop up workshop coming up.
If a workshop that you’re interested in is sold out, has passed, or if you have an idea/suggestion for a workshop that is not currently listed in the Professional Development (PD) Calendar 2021, please submit an expression of interest here.