Download our 2018 Professional Learning Planner - your team's professional development planning tool.

This planner is designed so that you and your team have a user friendly tool to state your intentions for the rest of 2018, and to plan for your team's professional learning. Throughout this booklet, you have space to identify and jot down your team's individual strengths and learning goals, as part of professional development planning for 2018.

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Professional learning workshops for educators and leaders

Are you a fresh face in Early Childhood or leadership? Do you have a qualification with some, or years of experience?
Either way, you are invited to refresh and build your professional knowledge and skills by booking into one or more of our workshops. 

These workshops engage our students, educators and leaders in active, inspired learning. 

  • Bookings are required by booking online below, or by E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P 07 3204 4336.
  • Payment is to be made prior to the workshop to confirm your place, as places are limited.
  • All participants receive a certificate of attendance. Tea, coffee, morning tea and lunch is provided. 

North Brisbane training venue

695 OPT Pioneer room

The Heritage Hotel and Function Centre at Old Petrie Town
Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Queensland 4503. View MAP
Estimated travel time to Old Petrie Town:
  • 15 minutes from: Strathpine, North Lakes, Boundary Road/Dakabin, Deception Bay Road/Narangba
  • 30 minutes from: Albany Creek, Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Chermside
  • 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD



Series of 2 workshops on OCT 8 and NOV 5: at 9am - 2.30pm
This series provides educators with deep and inspired understanding of Quality Area 1 Educational program and practice and the EYLF Practices. Using the work of Loris Malaguzzi, you will consider your image of a child and how that informs your teaching.

You will become focused on providing children with rich and authentic learning experiences, based on your observations and meaningful documentation of each child's current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities and interests.

OCT 8: Planning a child-centred curriculum for play-based learning

NOV 5: Using meaningful documentation to develop the whole child

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Event Date 08-10-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 05-11-2018 2:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 6
Individual Price AUD290.00
AUD290.00 6

This workshop is suitable for Emerging Leaders in Early Childhood
Are you feeling uncertain or nervous about the Assessment & Rating (A&R) process at your centre? This workshop will support you to take the overwhelm away from A&R, and give you achievable and effective strategies to guide your team to focus on successful preparation.

Through discussion and collaboration, you will clarify the NQF self-assessment process and A&R process. We explore useful ways to share this information with your team.

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Event Date 10-10-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 10-10-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 16
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 16

This workshop connects a deep sense of purpose in your role as an educator as you get to know the value of the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

  • Investigate the EYLF Principles and apply these values and beliefs to your role as an educator.
  • Explore and discuss how to use the 'educator's tool kit' to promote children's learning and wellbeing through the eight Practices.
  • Get excited about your mighty role in supporting children in many experiences towards the EYLF five Learning Outcomes and overall goals for children of 'Belonging, Being and Becoming'. 
  • Collaborate with other educators to establish successful ways for teams to work together to implement the Principles and Practices of the EYLF.
Event Date 15-10-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 15-10-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 18
Available place 9
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 9

Learn ways to support mentoring and coaching in your centre to promote collaboration and sharing of information within your team. Mentoring and coaching in the workplace can have long-term benefits as team members become more self-directed and develop stronger skills with better communication and problem-solving, which can lead to a stronger organisation. In this workshop we explore the differences, and the skills and qualities required to be a coach and a mentor.

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Event Date 22-10-2018 8:30am
Event End Date 22-10-2018 1:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 19
Individual Price AUD195.00
AUD195.00 19

Leaders are encouraged to work towards a place where ongoing support and working towards improved performance are the important focus of the performance management cycle. In this workshop we will look at managing people performance effectively, looking at how to:

  • undertake effective, holistic performance appraisals
  • provide regular, relevant and constructive feedback
  • manage performance after performance issues have been identified

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Event Date 19-11-2018 8:30am
Event End Date 19-11-2018 1:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 13
Individual Price $195.00
$195.00 13