Respectful Relationships learning program for early childhood educators

Build your capacity to support children to develop resilience, confidence and respectful relationships.

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The Respectful Relationships initiative is offering free professional learning for early childhood educators (bachelor, diploma, or certificate III qualified) in Victorian Government-funded kindergarten programs.

The online learning program will run from March to May 2023. It aims to strengthen the capacity of early childhood educators to:

  • promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and behaviours within their teaching approach, to enable children to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence
  • understand the role of gender equality in the prevention of family violence, and learn practical strategies for promoting gender equality in their teaching practice
  • recognise and respond to family violence and build support networks.

About the professional learning program

We developed the professional learning program in collaboration with world-leading experts from Monash University. The program aligns with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Standard.

The department is offering a financial contribution to services that need backfill for staff who join this training.

The professional learning is an item on the School Readiness Funding Menu. Services can also use the menu to arrange for backfill or additional support.

Dates: March to May 2023
Format: online (one full-day workshop, one 2-hour, self-paced learning module)
Cost: free.

Find out more

For more information, refer to the Early childhood education training ­– health and wellbeing website.