Registration is now open for the Respectful Relationships online professional learning program, taking place on Tuesday 31 October and Friday 24 November 2023. Limited places are available.
As we outlined in September’s Early Childhood Update, the Respectful Relationships initiative is offering free professional learning for early childhood teachers and educators (bachelor, diploma, or certificate III-qualified) in Victorian Government-funded kindergarten programs.
The professional learning strengthens the capacity of early childhood teachers and educators to promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and behaviours within their teaching approach.
Participants have said the program increased their capacity to promote and build respectful relationships with children and each other. They also noted the professional learning helped them to work with children to turn situations into an experience about building resilience, problem solving and fostering independence.
In addition, participants highlighted that the program supported their understanding of how they can help prevent family violence.
About the professional learning program
The department 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 online format provides an opportunity to connect with educators across Victoria about how to support respectful relationships and gender equality in early childhood.
The department is offering a financial contribution to services that need backfill for staff who join this training.
Dates: Tuesday 31 October and Friday 24 November 2023
Format: online (one full-day workshop, one 2-hour, self-paced learning module)
To access the Respectful Relationships professional learning for early childhood educators go to the Information Sharing and MARAM Online Learning and login or create a new account.
Find out more
For more information, refer to Early childhood education training – health and wellbeing.
For further enquiries, contact the department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org