Professional Learning can be a great way to build knowledge, skills and confidence around inclusion. With the wide variety of professional learning opportunities available including conferences, webinars, workshops and other online forums, it can be difficult to choose which opportunities to invest in. When choosing professional learning sessions for yourself and your team, consider the following questions:

  • Have you identified any specific professional learning needs in your QIP?
  • How will the knowledge gained be implemented in your program and practices?
  • What opportunities will be available for the knowledge, skills and ideas to be shared with other team members?
  • Is there a professional learning opportunity available that will ‘stretch’ team thinking and challenge ideas and practice?

This page will provide links to different professional learning opportunities that are available throughout Queensland, and relevant inter-state conferences. If you are a professional learning provider and would like us to include your event, please Contact us

NDIS events calendar

This calendar provided by the QLD Govt has information for people with disability, families and carers, service providers, businesses and the general community about upcoming events and activities related to the NDIS.

Changes to the National Quality Framework - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 mins Webinar
ACECQA's Rhonda Livingstone presents an overview of key changes to the NQF, to be introduced from 1 October 2017.  In this free webinar Rhonda describes how these changes will affect Early Childhood Education and Care Services, and the resources and support available to educators.

Kids Matter Helping Children Manage Emotions - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins Webinar
When faced with challenges the emotional behaviour of young children bring, it is tempting to search for quick fixes and one-size-fits-all approaches.  This webinar offers an opportunity to really explore children's ability to manage their emotions, and to outline how we as adults and educators can assist to do this.

ECA Learning Hub - Partnerships with Families for Inclusive Practise - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
50 mins Webinar
Inclusion benefits all children.  Partnerships with families and caregivers underpin young children's inclusion, learning and development.  This module examines the role of effective partnerships to enable inclusion within early childhood education and care services.

ECA Learning Hub - Making Quality Visible - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 mins Webinar
What is quality and what is the educator's role in quality?  This webinar thinks critically about quality in early childhood education and care, and explores how to develop, lead and maintain quality and share this with children, families and educators.

Early Years Connect - Knowledge - Skills - Support - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins each - Various Webinars
The Early Years Connect project incorporated a series of webinars which were presented as an opportunity for participants to ask questions, contribute their own comments and to connect with experts and colleagues right accross Queensland.

Kids Matter Early Childhood - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
Approx 50 mins each - Various Webinars
Click the link and select from the various free webinars listed.

ECA Learning Hub - Professional Partnerships for Early Childhood Inclusion - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
Approx 45 mins
For children with developmental delay or disability and complex social, emotional and behavioural needs, educators will often access the expertise of other professionals to ensure successful inclusion.

Keynotes from SNAICC Conference - Online Video Sessions

Available Now
Event Location:
You can now catch up on plenary presentations and keynote addresses from the 7th SNAICC National Conference, with videos of these sessions now available through the SNAICC website and YouTube Channel.

3a The Abecedarian Approach Australia Workshop

14 November 2017
Event Location: North Lakes
3a The Abecedarian Approach Australia is a set of teaching and learning enrichment strategies for use in early childhood education and home settings that is comprised of four key elements: 1. Learning Games 2. Conversational Reading 3. Language Priority 4. Enriched Care Giving.

Children and Anxiety Workshop

16 November 2017
Event Location: Clayfield
For parents of children of Children 12 and under.  What is anxiety and what to do about it.

Thinking Differently About Play - National Tour 2017

28, 30 November 2017
Event Location: Click Link for Locations
Four of Australia's leading advocacy organisations, supported by the Creswick Foundation, are partnering to present a unique opportunity for you to hear from one of the worlds leading researchers on play.

Host a Social Inclusion Workshop

30 November 2017
Event Location: Sunshine Coast
If you are an organisation or agency that works with community and Social Inclusion matters to you, then come and join us by hosting an interactive pop up activity on Social Inclusion Day.

ECIA Inclusion Symposium Partners in Practice

30 November 2017
Event Location: Sydney
Collaboration partnerships, exploring ways for improving referral pathways and inclusive practice in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Early Childhood Intervention (ECEI)

2018 AJEC Research Symposium

16 & 17 February 2018
Event Location: Brisbane
This symposium encourages early childhood practitioners, students, policy-makers and academics to come together to share cutting-edge knowledge and to strengthen their research networks in Australasia and beyond.

Professional Learning Disclaimer
This page provides a listing of professional learning relating to inclusion which may be of interest to educators, Inclusion Support Queensland aims to list inclusion-related, high quality professional learning from reputable sources on this page, however Inclusion Support Queensland cannot regulate or guarantee the quality or accuracy of details, and relevance of events listed.  Please note, information on this page is obtained from a range of external suppliers and Inclusion Support Queensland is not responsible for any errors or omissions.  All content on this page is shared here for information purposes only and Inclusion Support Queensland does not endorse or promote any specific event or organisation listed on this page.  Early Childhood and Child Care services should use their own professional judgements when deciding what professional learning will best suit their needs.

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