Customised Training in Child Care and Education

Communities@Work’s Centre of Professional Learning and Education is a registered training organisation (RTO 88148) that is recognised within Canberra and surrounding regions for our early childhood education and care qualifications as well as for our professional development training in child care and early childhood education industry.

We offer an extensive range of customised professional development workshops specific to your children’s services environment, using our expertise in training child care educators across the early childhood education and care sector. We tailor our training workshops to meet the unique needs of your service and program. We offer the customised workshops in your own environment, accessible to your whole team. An example of an effective way to utilise customised training is by conducting a staff meeting, focusing on specific topics to build the quality and capacity of your education and care service. It not only brings about a change in practice but it is a cost-effective way to engage in professional development and training in child care and education.

Customised Training is delivered by our own qualified Training Facilitators who understand the specific needs of individual educators. Our Training Facilitators range in areas of expertise that span across all quality areas and approved learning frameworks which align with the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Available customised workshops:

Mandatory Reporting Update: 
In this session, you will be updated on the regulatory and legal requirements around reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. 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.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 2 & 5

Session duration: 2.5 hours

STEM: STEM refers to the approach to learning and development that incorporates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Not only does STEM support an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math, but it also supports important life skills and provides the opportunity to engage in teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, communication, analysis and independent thought.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 1 & 3

Session duration: 2 hours

Behavior Guidance: The focus of this children services training session is about understanding and guiding children’s behaviors in an educational setting. The approach to guiding behavior is from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behavior as communication, and your ability to support individuals and groups of children to guide responsible behavior of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 1,2,3,4,5 & 6

Session duration: 2.5 hours

Professional Practices; Professional Boundaries: Our work as educators focuses on the development of positive, caring and respectful relationships with the children and young people we work with. This children services training session will explore professional boundaries and the importance in establishing and maintaining appropriate relationships between educators and children and young people.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 2,5 & 6

Session duration: 2.5 hours

Promoting Social Fairness in Early Childhood: This session is 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.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 1,5 & 6

Session duration: 2.5 hours   

Back to Basics: Code of Ethics: The Code of Ethics provides a framework for critical reflection, professional behaviour and ethical responsibilities of early childhood educators. This session is designed to go back to the basics by unpacking Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics. We will discuss your values as an educator and guide you on how the code of ethics can be implemented into everyday practice ethically.

Links to NQS Quality Areas: 1,5 & 6

Session duration: 2.5 hours

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the session.

To arrange a customised training session for your children’s services/workplace please complete our Customised Training Request Form where a quote will be provided. Sessions are capped at a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 20 participants. If you require additional participants to attend this can be arranged at an additional cost per participant and in some instances an additional session.

For further information about specific customised training tailored for you please contact the Centre of Professional Learning and Education on 02 6293 6220 or email


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