The latest news from TrueLearning Australia
Wow, its October already. What a year 2020 has been. We have come across some challenges during this year, as many small businesses would understand, it has been tough at times. We have not been able to visit many of our students in person, but we have utilised zoom and our online student portal to our advantage. This has allowed us to keep our connections with students personal and as close as possible throughout these difficult times. We keep growing from these challenges and are finding new practices that are making us better each day.
Our October intake for the Diploma Upgrade has started. This intake is offered every 3 months so our next one will be starting in January. The extension period for this course has been increased to 6 months (at no extra cost). This way it allows you to complete your course within 12-18 months. We found this was better suited for some of our students.
Child Protection is now advised to be updated for all educators every 12-24 months. We have been holding our Child Protection refresher courses via zoom and they have been extremely popular. Its so great being able to connect this way, collaborating and sharing our ideas and experiences from all around Australia.
Did you know that being one of TrueLearning Australia’s students, you get free professional development included as part of your course. Our students have loved engaging with other students and furthering enhancing their skills and knowledge.
Another advantage is our online portal, it has been a hit. It is super easy to navigate and Jen (our trainer) marks assessments within the week and gives thorough feedback. The feedback will provide guidance and a deeper understanding to make your study journey as smooth as possible.
We did something exciting at the end of September…we held our very first live webinar 😊 “How to get even reluctant educators to upgrade their qualifications in 2020”. We had 5 people attend but it was perfect for our first webinar. Again, it was so lovely to chat to many different directors, sharing and discussing our own experiences. We are hoping to hold another one before the end of the year.
Our website and information booklets have been updated and look fantastic. Make sure to go and check it out.
We are absolutely loving this journey in delivery and training, meeting so many new people and seeing our student’s success. It really is the best part of the job.
As always, keep well, stay safe and connected.
The TrueLearning Australia Team
(Inge, Jen and Sara)
Here is some further information from industry sectors;
Early Childhood Australia
Child Care Recovery Package
From 28 September, the Child Care Recovery Package will provide continued support for the sector, mainly in hardest-hit Victoria. The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has an information video on what the changes mean for services nationwide.
Nutritional food facts
A recent study from the NNN-ECEC reviewed the menu planning guidelines of long day care services across Australia. It found only one in five Australian two- and three-year-olds eats the recommended vegetable intake each day, and almost a third of the total energy intake comes from discretionary foods.
Book supply program
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s Book Supply program, in partnership with Australia Post, has delivered more than 95,000 children’s books to 300 remote communities to provide access to better quality resources.
New children's podcasts
Multiple new children’s podcasts have recently been launched by Kinderling Kids, ABC Kids listen and At Home with Brie. The podcasts feature stories, singing, dancing and mindfulness, in line with early learning and child-led programming guidelines.