CELA has been delivering professional development to the early and middle childhood sector for almost 40 years. With programs designed by sector experts to support the NQF outcomes, the EYLF, MTOP and meet the requirements of nationally accredited qualifications, we provide a practical, hands-on approach to training that changes educators’ practice and improves outcomes for children.


As the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector, we have developed a reputation for excellence. We offer a wide range of professional development and training opportunities, from a calendar of training events to specialised learning and development where we will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you. If you don’t see what you need on our calendar, just ask and we will design a program specifically for your service.


Our courses are grouped into the four categories below. Please click on the links for more information.

The Child

  • Vulnerable and Valuable – Understanding and working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • How Children’s Brains Grow and Develop – Discovering Stars

The Program

      • Practical Approaches to Programming and Documentation
      • Introduction to the EYLF and NQF

The Educator

      • CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk
      • Leap into Leadership – Learn how to unlock and identify your leadership potential


      • Becoming an Approved Provider – Roles and responsibilities under the National Quality Framework
      • Director’s Toolkit – Connect to all the resources you need at your fingertips

Meet our facilitators


CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none.  All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.


Learn more

See below for courses designed by sector experts tailored to your needs.

CELA’s RTO provides high-quality accredited, nationally recognised qualifications.

Build your team through specialised learning and development. You choose the date, location and topic and we will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team.

Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one sessions to support your professional progress.

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