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A move from electrotechnology to energetic toddlers – one man breaking the mould

Quintin Bell, TAFE NSW says, is “living proof of the remarkable variety of employment pathways” on offer to its students, showcasing the variety of opportunities Quintin has undertaken since finishing school.

a day ago

by Freya Lucas

Six weeks, or six months: how long should a good placement be?

With a wide range of options for studying Certificate III in Children’s Services, or Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, some emerging professionals are seeking to gain their qualification online, and completing their practicum placement in as short a time as possible. In this opinion piece, Andrea Isitt, Company Director of First Door Training and Development, explores the implications of limiting the amount of time spent gaining practical experience in early childhood education and care (ECEC)

3 days ago

by Andrea Isitt, Company Director of First Door Training and Development

ACECQA submission outlines key challenges for ECEC in the VET space

In November 2018, the Prime Minister announced an independent review, led by the Honourable Steven Joyce, of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector, to examine ways in which the sector could “deliver skilled workers for a stronger economy”.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Spirituality is an aspect of children’s self identity – but how do we teach it?

Many educators struggle with separating the concept of spirituality from the concept of religion which can be a controversial and sensitive subject in secular early childhood education and care settings, with educators seeking support on how to foster, develop and explore children’s spiritual development in line with the approved learning frameworks.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

State of the art professional learning academy to support South Australian ECTs

A new professional learning academy for teachers, including those working as early childhood teachers (ECTs) has been officially launched in the South Australian suburb of Hindmarsh.

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas