30 sessions to choose from, including three brand new topics

Our latest training calendar offers a wide range of engaging topics, including some NEW courses developed especially with current sector issues and interests in mind.

Many of our courses are NESA registered PD.

Download or view the calendar online to check dates for our ever-popular courses, including:

  • Enhancing team communication
  • Understanding children’s brain development
  • STEM
  • Critical reflection
  • Supporting children with additional needs


New sessions:

  • Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices
  • Going to Big School Next Year – Helping Families and Children Prepare
  • Educator Wellbeing: Filling an Empty Bucket.

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New sessions

Transition to school

Going to Big School Next Year –
Helping Families and Children Prepare

NESA registered PD

Early years educators understand the changes children face when moving to school – what more can we do to ensure each child (and their family) is truly ready to transition? This session will explore how we can prepare children and families to embrace the transition and to have a clear picture of what to expect at big school and work together to create achievable long term goals.


WHEN: Mon 19 Aug OR Mon 21 Oct





Educator wellbeing – filling an empty bucket

NESA registered PD

This session will explore where you find your ‘flow’ and what depletes your energy. It is important for educators to identify what fills their bucket and enable them to be present when working with children and their team mates. Drawing from Positive Psychology, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence this workshop aims to support educator wellbeing. It will help you to formulate strategies that enable you to navigate difficult conversations, tricky personalities and assist you in identifying and embracing your strengths, passions and purpose as an educator.


WHEN: Fri 16 Aug OR Mon 25 Nov




Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices

NESA registered PD

This session aims to explore the background to the concept of the rights of the child with links to the EYLF, Code of Ethics and the National Quality Standards, and how to embed the rights of the child in practice.  Participants will examine Standard 5.1.2 The dignity and rights of every child are maintained and its implications for practice and explore strategies of how to embed the rights of the child in daily practices, programs and relationships.


WHEN: Wed 31 Jul OR Wed 20 Nov



Did you know that members receive a 10% discount on training?

CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 40 years

CELA training equips educators with knowledge that changes practice and underpins quality education

Almost 4,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2018 alone.


Our early childhood and middle childhood professional development programs have been designed by sector experts to support the NQF outcomes, the EYLF and MTOP. As the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector, we have developed a reputation for professional development excellence.

Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher Level.


Every course offered by CELA contributes to the Teacher Identified PD component of the accreditation requirement and can be customised to meet the needs of your team.


Can’t make training at our venue or on the dates specified? Don’t worry, we can come to you. All of our NESA endorsed professional learning opportunities can be delivered at your service. For more information please call 8922 6444 or email info@cela.org.au.

Our professional development courses are grouped into four categories:

The Child

These short courses will inspire early childhood educators with the latest information and research on behaviour and development along with useful strategies and program ideas.


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

Plus many more…

The program

Courses designed to address the learning needs and enhance the capabilities of your entire early education and care team.


  • Practical Approaches to Programming and Documentation
  • Acknowledging and Celebrating Aboriginal Australia – A starting point


Plus many more…

The educator

A rich schedule of courses to give early childhood educators the tools and strategies they need to grow their career as an outstanding educator.


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



Plus many more…

Management & committee

Management training designed to give new and experienced managers the knowledge and skills to lead with confidence and clarity, as well as training to help management committees’ understanding of compliance and their responsibilities under the NQF.


  • 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

Plus many more…

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.

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