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CELA’s 2019 Learning & Development calendar – exciting NEW sessions put theory into action

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A different way of learning that puts theory into action

Building your understanding of early learning theories is important but understanding how you can apply your learnings in everyday practice is what makes training truly rewarding.

We’ve been giving a lot of thought to how we can make learning as effective as possible and we’re excited to announce our new learning format, which will roll out across a selection of sessions in 2019.

CELA’s new Active Learning sessions give educators the best tools to transform their learning into high quality practice.

Our blended training delivery breaks learning into three sections across three weeks, with educational tools to ensure that every style of learner understands and excels:

Week 1: Learn via online materials including text, audio and video (Format: 2 hour webinar)


Week 2: Apply what you’ve learnt in your everyday practice using guided exercises (Format: Self directed exercises supported by our online platform)


Week 3: Meet face to face with other learners to reflect on your understanding, share notes on how you’ve applied your learnings and consolidate your comprehension (Format: 3 hour in-person session at CELA, or we come to you)


Our trainers are experts in their fields and are dedicated to ensuring that you complete our sessions with a fresh new approach to apply to your own practice and share with others.

Look for Active Learning sessions in our training calendar marked with Action Learning Series.


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Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher Level. These courses appear in our training calendar as NESA Registered PD and contribute to the required hours for teachers to maintain accreditation at the proficient level.

New for 2019 – QIP, webinars, Masterclasses

We like to keep our training calendar fresh and full of inspiration, so we’ve added new topics including Measuring Quality and Articulating Quality Practices from your QIP, Masterclasses delivered by experts in their field, plus webinar formats for our Co-Creative Leader and Behaviour sessions. Our new formats mean that anyone across Australia can be part of CELA’s Learning and Development program.

Our 2019 training calendar continues to offer our most popular sessions including Educators Full Behaviour Toolkit, where Educators develop an understanding of childrens’ emotions and behaviours and how to respond, How Children’s Brains Grow and Develop, plus STEM, Critical Reflection, Becoming an Approved Provider and more.

CELA goes regional

On top of new sessions and webinars, we are introducing an exciting new regional training initiative in 2019. The Regional EC Learning and Development Group will involve the delivery of face to face and online training and mentoring for educators in far western NSW. It’s something that many of you have been asking us about for quite a while and we’re overjoyed that it’s now a reality.

We will announce additional groups across NSW during 2019.

Contact our new Regional Learning & Development Coordinator Nichole Jenkins on 0427 361 997 or email or CEO, Michele Carnegie to find out more.

Expert training that comes to you

CELA offers training in any metropolitan, regional and remote area, any time across Australia. If our training calendar options don’t suit you or your team, call our Learning and Development experts on 1800 157 818 to arrange a customised session. No matter where you are located, we can come to you or connect via video conference. FIND OUT MORE >>

Three ways to learn with CELA

1. Calendar Training
Join one of our popular calendar sessions at our Marrickville training room. Enjoy meeting other educators as you develop new skills and inspire each other with ideas, techniques and strategies to improve quality outcomes for children FIND OUT MORE >>

2. Individual Mentoring
We offer a unique mentoring program, completely tailored to your needs and specifications. FIND OUT MORE >>

3. Customised Learning & Development –
CELA comes to you, no matter where you are. You choose the date, location and area and we will tailor the content for you and your team. Face to Face or via video conference, you can access training wherever you are located. FIND OUT MORE >>


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