Professional Learning can be a great way to build knowledge, skills and confidence around inclusion. With the wide variety of professional learning opportunities available including conferences, webinars, workshops and other online forums, it can be difficult to choose which opportunities to invest in.

When choosing professional learning sessions for yourself and your team, consider the following questions:

  • Have you identified any specific professional learning needs in your QIP?
  • How will the knowledge gained be implemented in your program and practices?
  • What opportunities will be available for the knowledge, skills and ideas to be shared with other team members?
  • Is there a professional learning opportunity available that will ‘stretch’ team thinking and challenge ideas and practice?

Professional Learning Opportunities


Attachment, Belonging and Connection

Keynote Speaker: Heather Irvine-Rundle
18 October 2019
Event location: Newcastle
Cost: $190

That's a RAP!
Gowrie NSW
1 day workshops about the what, why and how of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan
Event locations and dates:
19 October Gosford
7 November Sydney
16 November Wollongong
Cost: $268

Self regulation for Educators and Centre Directors
Gowrie NSW
23rd October, 2019
Event Location: North Sydney
Cost: $268

Transition to School Professional Development Day
Keynote speaker: Nathan Wallis
23 October 2019
Event location: The Pavillion, Bong Bong St Kiama
Cost: $130

Network of Community Activities Training for OSHC Educators Short Courses
Topics include: Reconciliation action plans, conflict resolution,  reflective practice and behaviour
October-December 2019
Event location: Surry Hills
Cost: For details click here

KU Annual Conference

The Power of the Question
26 October 2019
Event location: International Convention Centre
Cost: For details click here

Under the Volcano – Understanding children’s emotions and behaviours, knowing how to respond, not react
Event location: Marrickville
Dates: 11 November 2019 and 1st June 2020
Cost: $250 CELA members $275 CELA non-members

Demystifying Critical Reflection - Assumptions, possibilities and practice
Date: 27 Feb, 2020
Event location: Marrickville
Cost: $250 CELA members $275 CELA non-members

Behaviour Toolkit for Educators
Dates: 10th and 17th June 2020 (both sessions need to be attended)
Event location: Online and Marrickville
Webinar and face:face session
Cost: $250 CELA members $275 CELA non-members

Be You
Online professional learning resources and consultancy support for educators to support children's mental health.

Family Day Care NSW PEAK Training
A range of short courses are offered for Family day care educators
Locations: online webinars
Dates: various
Cost: for more information click here

Free Webinar re Changes to the NQS

Hosted by Early Childhood Australia's Learning Hub.
Duration: 30 mins approx.

Free Webinar - Helping Children Manage Emotions

Hosted by Kids Matter.
Duration: 1 hour approx.

Free Online Learning Modules and Webinars for Educators - Early Years Connect

Early Years Connect inclusion resources for early childhood educators around including children with disabilities.
Duration: Approx. 35mins - 1 hour each module.

ECA Learning Hub Reconciliation in Action Modules Part 1 and 2

These modules are a two-part series to help you build your knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, to support Reconciliation in early childhood. 
Cost: $38.50 per module

ECA Learning Hub Emotion Coaching - Webinar

This on-demand webinar explores the five steps of emotion coaching: emotional awareness, connecting, listening, naming emotions and finding good solutions. When used effectively, emotion coaching can be used by educators and other professionals working with young children to build trusting and respectful relationships.
Cost: $25.00

Partnerships with Families for Inclusive Practice

Hosted by Early Childhood Australia's Learning Hub.
Cost: $38.50
Duration: 1 hour 18mins.

Professional Partnerships for Early Childhood Inclusion

Hosted by Early Childhood Australia's Learning Hub.
This module explores how improved outcomes for children with developmental delay, disability or additional and complex needs can be achieved when early years professionals deliberately and strategically work in partnership with one another.
Cost: $38.50

7th SNAICC National Conference

Videos of keynote presentations from the 7th SNAICC National Conference held in Canberra in September, 2017.
Duration: Approx. 36mins - 1 hour 30mins each presentation.

Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) Learning and Development

CELA’s training calendar lists courses, learning events and webinars for educators working in early and middle childhood.
Topics include: Aboriginal Culture and Perspectives, Inclusive Celebrations, Positive Guidance of Children’s Behaviour in OSHC and Family Inclusion in Children’s Learning.


Parentshop offers NESA approved workshops and webinars for early years educators such as Talk less, Listen More and Tough Conversations.
Event Locations:  across NSW and the ACT
Cost: For information on registration rates click here





Professional Learning Disclaimer

This page provides a listing of professional learning relating to inclusion which may be of interest to educators. The NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency aims to list inclusion-related, high quality professional learning from reputable sources on this page, however the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency cannot regulate or guarantee the quality or accuracy of details, and relevance of events listed. Please note, information on this page is obtained from a range of external suppliers and the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency is not responsible for any errors or omissions. All content on this page is shared here for information purposes only and the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency does not endorse or promote any specific event or organisation listed on this page. Early Childhood and Child Care services should use their own professional judgements when deciding what professional learning will best suit their needs.
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