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Early childhood education training - health and wellbeing

Information to help early childhood professionals develop their practice in child health, development and wellbeing.

This page provides information to help early childhood professionals develop their practice in child health, first aid and child protection training.

Weight, height and growth

Child growth eLearning

The Royal Children's Hospital offers child growth e-learning resourcesExternal Link for health professionals in Australia working with young children and families.

These resources introduce use of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Growth Standards for monitoring the growth of children from birth to two years of age.

Who is the course for?

For health professionals in Australia working with young children and families.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives for this resource are:

  • to review the best practice techniques for weighing, measuring and monitoring the growth of infants and young children
  • to understand the similarities and difference between growth charts used in Australia
  • to understand the principles of growth monitoring, plotting and markers of growth requiring further assessment.

Body mass indicator (BMI) education resource

The BMI education resourceExternal Link aims to assist early childhood professionals and Maternal and Child Health nurses in tackling the risk of obesity in young children.

This resource is particularly pertinent in light of the increasing epidemic of childhood obesity and the addition of the BMI-for-age growth charts in the My Health, Learning and Development Record (Child Health record).


Respectful relationships training

Respectful RelationshipsExternal Link is an initiative to support schools and early childhood education settings to promote respect and equality. It supports educators to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.

Free professional learning will be available for educators in Victorian Government-funded kindergarten programs, state-wide. A financial contribution toward backfill is available for those attending.

About the training

The training will focus on how to build and develop respectful relationships in alignment with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Standard.

The professional learning will comprise of a two-hour self-paced online training module and a one-day online workshop.


Registrations for workshops in October and November 2023 are now open.

To access the Respectful Relationships professional learning for early childhood educators go to the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning SystemExternal Link and login or create a new account.

Once you are logged in select ‘Education Workforces’, enter ‘Respectful Relationships Professional Learning’ and follow the prompts. For further information please email

Respectful relationships in early childhood

Respectful RelationshipsExternal Link in early childhood is about supporting educators to create cultures of respect, positive conflict resolution and equality in their program planning.

First aid

Anaphylaxis and allergies training

Information on training packages and courses in using Epipens and Anapens from external providers.

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-trainingExternal Link provides ready access to anaphylaxis management education throughout Australia and New Zealand, at no charge.

The child care versions of the courses, incorporating training in the use of the adrenaline auto injection devices Epipen® and Anapen®, have been approved by ACECQA for the purposes of meeting the requirements of the National Regulations.


EpiClubExternal Link provides a wide range of resources and information for managing the use and storage of the adrenaline auto injection device Epipen®.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergy and Anaphylaxis AustraliaExternal Link are a non-profit organisation that raises awareness in the Australian community about allergy. A range of items including children’s books and training resources are available from the online store on their website.

Royal Children's Hospital Anaphylaxis Advisory Line

The Royal Children's Hospital Anaphylaxis Advisory LineExternal Link provides advice and support on implementing anaphylaxis legislation to education and care services and Victorian children's services. The Anaphylaxis Advisory Line is available between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm., Monday to Friday. Phone 1300 725 911 (toll free) or (03) 9345 4235.

Royal Children's Hospital, Department of Allergy and Immunology

The Royal Children's Hospital, Department of Allergy and ImmunologyExternal Link provides information about allergies and the services provided by the hospital.


Asthma Australia provides an ‘asthma friendly children’s service’ program to support services to understand and manage asthma.

The foundation also provides information and resources to assist the Victorian community to reduce the impact of asthma.

For more information, refer to Asthma Australia: Education and TrainingExternal Link

Reviewed 20 September 2023


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