Workshops for Educators

Are you a fresh face in Early Childhood, or do you have a qualification with years of experience? Either way, you are invited to 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 learning. Each workshop relates to the Early Childhood National Quality Framework and introduces strategies for practice guided by the Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Bookings are required by booking online below, emailing us or phoning 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 a light lunch is provided.


North Brisbane Training Venue

Our workshop venue is located at The Pioneer Room, Heritage Hotel and Function Centre at Old Petrie Town.

Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q. 4503

You may be a champion for sustainability; or, be struggling to see how supporting children to become environmentally responsible fits into your role as an educator.

This workshop explores the 'WHY' of supporting environmental responsibility, and HOW to:

  • embed sustainable actions in your centre in meaningful ways
  • provide a curriculum where children are able to care, respect and appreciate the natural environment.

You'll leave this workshop having identified potential changes with the start of a sustainability plan, and with motivation to support children and adults to turn your centre green.

Event Date 30-07-2018 8:00am
Event End Date 30-07-2018 1:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 17
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 17

Childhood has changed dramatically. Children are kept within adult range, where they are more 'cotton-wooled', sedentary and indoors - yet children are more anxious. This workshop will inspire you towards children experiencing a 'natural childhood' with challenge and active play, and in ways to support children's emotional and physical development.

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Event Date 06-08-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 06-08-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 12
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 12

In our fear of 'getting it wrong' or offending our First Peoples and their cultural ways, it is easy for educators to become trapped in avoidance. 

This workshop guides you on how to promote greater understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ways of 'knowing and being' in every day practice and in curriculum decisions. Through learning about the events since Invasion, you will become motivated to take action to redress unfairness. This is an opportunity to reflect on the current level of cultural safety in your own workplace and consider ways to create a welcoming and culturally safe environment.

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Event Date 08-08-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 08-08-2018 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 7
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00 7

Series of 3 workshops on SEP 3, 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.

SEP 3: Weaving theorists and practice for holistic development and wellbeing

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

NOV 5: Using meaningful documentation to develop the whole child

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Event Date 03-09-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 05-11-2018 2:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 13
Individual Price AUD435.00
AUD435.00 13

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