Tailored training delivered by sector experts

CELA has been supporting early education and care professionals for over 44 years. Our professional development program inspires lasting changes in practice to improve quality outcomes for children.

Early educators create a program of learning that stimulates children and can lift outcomes throughout the early years and beyond. They are able to support children to develop their language skills, to work with families who have complex needs, and to build relationships with staff across their centres. 

A stable, well supported and professional workforce is a vital element in achieving quality early education for Australian children. Supporting leadership capability and ongoing professional development is essential, so that educators have the skills they need to improve developmental outcomes for all children. 

CELA supports educator’s professional growth through targeted learning and development which enables them to develop the skills they require to meet the needs of their community. In 2022, more than 9,100 sector professionals across all qualification levels trained with CELA. 

CELA's highly regarded inservice training gives you the flexibility to choose the date and method of delivery. We can also customise content that's tailored to suit the specific requirements of your staff and the situations they are facing at a point in time. This includes adjusting the focus of existing sessions in order to place more emphasis on content relevant to your needs, or to include real scenarios from your service to contextualise the learning.


Choose a topic from our extensive training menu.



Call us to discuss a date and time that suits your team 

(Note: we will do our best to accommodate your requirements subject to trainer availability)


Let us know whether you'd like your session delivered online via our interactive live webinar platform, or face to face.

Customise your content

Would you like to have the content of your session tailored? Tell us about the specific challenges and needs of your team and we will review the content of your chosen session to reflect your needs. We can also include real scenarios from your service to contextualise the learning.


Will you book a single session or a series? 

We can develop and deliver a single session or a full package consisting of a series of sessions delivered over a period of time in order to support you taking progressive steps towards an important learning goal. Our inspiring facilitators can come to you to provide face to training at your service or online through interactive video conference. We travel across Australia from Boggabri to Byron Bay, Dubbo to Darwin and Oodnadatta to Oberon. 


We have used CELA several times for our customised needs. We always find staff so attentive and flexible. Nothing is too much for them. The knowledge of the trainers is second to none, they come from the sector and understand our needs, thank you!Virginia, North Ryde. Customised inservice session

Find out more

Call us on 1800 157 818 or email info@cela.org.au to talk about inservice and customised training.

Recognised as sector experts

We are recognised as sector experts across multiple areas including leadership, assessment & rating, quality ratings and risk management. This has led to us partnering with the NSW Government Department of Early Education Directorate to run a number of training programs over the past 12 months. 

Early Education Leaders Peer Network

The place to connect, learn, share & thrive


Free forum, events and networking for over 600 early education leaders. 

Assessment & Rating training

Prepare, Collaborate, Communicate

SEP 2019 - SEP 2020

Free online training in Assessment & Rating for almost 1,300 participants. 

Communicating Quality Ratings

Conveying the value of Quality Ratings to Parents & Families

APR 2021

Free online training covering how early educators can communicate the value of quality ratings to families. Attended by over 300 sector professionals. 

Risk Management in Children's Services

Develop and implement risk assessments with a COVID-19 focus

JUN 2020

Free online training addressing risk management in children’s services attended by over 1,200 sector professionals. 

Our pricing is highly competitive and if you’re a CELA member you are entitled to a discount on all training packages. Importantly, when making your choice of professional development provider please note that we are not for profit. That means that all the money spent on professional development with CELA is invested back into sector advocacy and member benefits.

Our Learning and Development Approach

Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2020. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

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