In-service Workshops

In-services – webinar or face to face professional development at your service.

Discover the wide range of webinar topics in the ECTARC In-service Guide.

COVID-19 UPDATE – Webinars are available.  Face to face professional development maybe available depending on COVID-19 restrictions.  Contact us to discuss possible training options.

In line with Government recommendations ECTARC will recommence in-service face to face workshops. For updates please continue to visit our website and the ECTARC facebook and instagram pages.

ECTARC Inservice Workshop Booklet – download here

ECTARC In-service Booking Form – download here


Live Webinars

Webinar workshops are held as 2 hour sessions to ensure participants are fully engaged in the learning experience.  ECTARC uses the latest in online webinar technology with simple to use log in functions and interactive tools. An ECTARC Administration Officer is available to offer support if required.

Option 1 – Live Group Webinars

Set up the live webinar on your smart board and sit together as a group to participate or for smaller groups of 2 or 3 people can sit around your desktop computer. All you need is a smart board or for each participant to have a computer/device with internet access and a headset/speaker with a microphone.

Option 2 –  Each staff member participates from home or their service on PC, laptop or tablet.

Services can book the live webinar workshop session and each staff member can log in from home at the same time with an individual link for their PC, laptop or tablet.


Face to face at your service

When we enter post-COVID-19,  ECTARC Training and Development Officers will come to your service or chosen location to deliver one or more workshops face to face. Some services prefer to have an evening session, alternatively, a session (or two) can be arranged for your team of educators on a Saturday. This could involve one topic in the morning and one topic in the afternoon. In the case of an accredited workshop (e.g. Child Protection’s CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk) this would be a whole day workshop.

Inviting other services in your area to join your professional development workshop is a great way to reduce costs to your service and also serves as a perfect opportunity to network and get insights into how other services operate.


2 types of workshops – accredited and non-accredited

Accredited Course Workshops

Full day nationally recognised courses. A Statement of Attainment is issued on the successful completion of the applicable assessment requirements.
For example:

  • Child Protection – CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Safe Food Handling – HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
  • Nutrition and Menu Planning – CHCEC004 Promote and provide healthy food and drink

Please contact ECTARC for a quote or further details on 4223 1111 or email

Non-accredited Workshops

Non-accredited workshops do not have an assessment component. These workshops build on existing skills and knowledge and can be customised to your service’s training requirements. Upon completion participants will receive a Statement of Participation.

  • Purposeful practice, assessment and planning
  • Thoughtful environments – creating spaces that inspire learning
  • Embracing learning frameworks: EYLF/MTOP
  • Exploring the Early Years Learning Framework for babies and toddlers
  • Through the eyes of a toddler
  • Creative aspirations – expressing imagination through the arts
  • STEM in early childhood – why it matters!
  • Oh no, it’s raining!
  • Let’s get physical – fundamental movement skills for children
  • Hear the beat, move your feet
  • Language and literacy in the early years
  • Interactive media use for children
  • Food for thought – cooking with children
  • A place to be me – supporting children’s agency
  • Support children to connect with their world – exploring sustainable practices
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Understanding and supporting child development
  • Planning with purpose in school age education and care
  • The Educational Leader – unpacking the role
  • Communication and team building
  • Reflection – creating a lively culture of professional inquiry
  • Lead to inspire
  • Managing parent concerns for continuous improvement
  • Understanding the National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • Navigating the National Quality Standard (NQS)
  • Develop and implement effective self-assessment processes
  • Who’s responsible – Approved Provider, Nominated Supervisor, Responsible Person?
  • Support children’s behaviour – a shared approach
  • Reframing challenging behaviour – individualised programming for children
  • Developing cultural competence
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Bridging CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Child protection overview
  • Promoting protective behaviours
  • Duty of care
  • Collaborative partnerships with families
  • Supporting children’s transition to school – a collaborative approach
  • HLTFSE001 and Follow basic food safety practices
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Safe food handling overview
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Safe environments for Family Day Care
  • Work, health and safety in an early childhood setting
  • Supervision and collaboration in school age education and care

Please contact ECTARC for a quote or further details on 4223 1111 or email


For more information…

ECTARC NSW – 02 4223 1111 or email

ECTARC QLD – 07 3290 2966 or email