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



We’d love to see you at our Early Childhood Career and Training Information event
On: Saturday 3rd November, at 10.30am - 12pm
At: Meeting Room 1 North Lakes Community Centre (above North Lakes library), Level 2, 10 The Corso, North Lakes. Underground parking is available, entry off Endeavour Boulevard

Early Childhood Career Information

We’ll be sharing real examples of how First Door has opened up Early Childhood career possibilities for our students, with options to be an Educator, step up to a leadership role or use your career qualification as a gateway into completing a Bachelor of Teaching.

Training information

This info event shares how First Door supports you to flourish and be your best, no matter where you are in your Early Childhood career – whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience.

We will take you through the eligibility criteria for Government funding options to study fee-free for Year 12 school leavers or for as little as $25 per unit.

You’ll find out what you need to do to enrol in any of our Early Childhood career qualifications. Please bring along your photo ID e.g. drivers licence and proof of address if you'd like to apply/enrol.

If you have any questions about our Career and Information event please phone 3204 4336

Event Date 03-11-2018 10:30am
Event End Date 03-11-2018 12:00pm
Capacity 30
Available place 26
Individual Price Free

You will feel new purpose in observing and documenting children's learning to use this information for sharing, evaluating their progress and planning experiences for the child. We explore the cycle of:


  • Explore the myths and facts around documentation - understand how to collect 'quality information' about each child and their learning progress


  • Use tools and skills to assess a child's learning and co-construct meaning from information
  • Complete summative assessment to assess and plan for a child's progress in the five learning outcomes


  • Use information to plan for learning and to lead the direction of the educational program
Event Date 05-11-2018 9:00am
Event End Date 05-11-2018 2:30pm
Capacity 24
Available place 5
Individual Price AUD145.00
AUD145.00 5

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

Click on the workshop name for more details on this workshop

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