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 . 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)
Find out more
For more information, refer to the Early childhood education training – health and wellbeing .
Reviewed 02 February 2023