Our RTO has a commitment to leading practice in vocational education and professional development training. Our team prides themselves in developing and delivering exceptional 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.
Available Professional Development Training and Workshops: 2021
Professional Development Sessions for 2021 will be updated below according to availability. Keep your eyes peeled for the full 2021 Professional Development Calendar and listing of all events (coming soon).
Presented by Lifeline, this session will provide participants with fundamental skills to deal with people who are displaying difficult behaviour. The intensive course equips people with the skills needed to de-escalate difficult situations as they arise, and the value of boundary setting and self-care.
Presented by All Areas Speech Pathology, this session will provide participants with an understanding of signing keywords that can be used to encourage speech and language development for children in an early childhood education and care setting. The focus age is children 2-5 years (including typically developing children and children using key word signing as a primary mode of communication).
Led by Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp, this tour will provide participants with an authentic, cultural, hands-on experience of tasting, touching and smelling a range of bush tucker. The tour will discuss Indigenous connection to country, showcasing a range of different plants found from around the region and the traditional Aboriginal use of them for making food and medicine.
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.
Join Tyronne, an experienced Aboriginal guide/Ngunawal traditional custodian to interpret Aboriginal culture at the significant site of Mount Majura. Presented by Thunderstone at 888 metres, Mount Majura is a prominent hill in Southern Canberra. It provides habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna, including a number of endangered species. The Ngunawal people’s traditional area has many sites of cultural significance with Mt Majura being one of many. Participants will be required to find their own way to the location to meet the guide at Hackett Gate Car Park.
Presented by the Therapeutic Assessment & Planning Team, Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS), this workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of trauma and its impact on brain development and attachment relationships. The workshop will discuss trauma-informed approaches to support engagement for children and young people with trauma backgrounds.
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.
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.
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 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.