Child Australia’s online courses offer an expanding digital library of online self-paced courses. These courses suit: educational institutions, schools, child care settings and parents. Our self-paced courses are completed within your own time! You may participate  and work through the materials in the way that best suits you and your lifestyle. There is a peer-to-peer chat cafe to extend and share your knowledge and minor review questions to complete the course and embed learning. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded on completion of each course.

Course overview

Throughout the Exploring Theory in Practice Online Self-paced Course, we will be looking at why educators need to have an understanding of theory and practice embedded in the differing socio-cultural contexts of child development,psychology and learning. This approach underpins the child’s uniqueness through inclusive practice in:

  • Family partnerships
  • Directed and un-directed play
  • Intentional teaching and
  • Enabling learning environments.
As reflective educators, we need to challenge our assumptions incorporating continual self- evaluation, bringing about a transformation in our thinking.


Links to the Quality Areas


Links to the Early Years Learning Framework

Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Outcomes include:

  • Extend knowledge of neuroscience and child development to underpin behaviour management and program planning for 0-12 years
  • Link knowledge to the Australian Professional Teaching standards, National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Provide Inclusive and best practice strategies for children, educators and families.

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