Professional Learning can be a great way to build knowledge, skills and confidence around inclusion. With the wide variety of professional learning opportunities available including conferences, webinars, workshops and other online forums, it can be difficult to choose which opportunities to invest in. When choosing professional learning sessions for yourself and your team, consider the following questions:

  • Have you identified any specific professional learning needs in your QIP?
  • How will the knowledge gained be implemented in your program and practices?
  • What opportunities will be available for the knowledge, skills and ideas to be shared with other team members?
  • Is there a professional learning opportunity available that will ‘stretch’ team thinking and challenge ideas and practice?

This page will provide links to different professional learning opportunities that are available throughout Queensland, and relevant inter-state conferences. If you are a professional learning provider and would like us to include your event, please Contact us

National Quality Standards: Inclusion in Practice Forum

Various Dates May and June 2018
Event Location: Various Locations click link for details
2018 revised National Quality Standards (NQS) has highlighted the importance of inclusion in quality services, join us in a series of forums for educators to discuss the revised NQS and what it means for inclusion in your service. Please note, Eventbrite registration links for each location will be added below as venues are confirmed.

Click on the red links below to register to attend a NQS: Inclusion in Practice forum:

North Lakes - Forum 8 May 2018 5.30-8.00pm

Brisbane CBD - Forum 7 June 10.00am - 1.00pm
Brisbane CBD - Forum 7 June 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Rockhampton - Forum 5 June 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm

Gold Coast - Forum 12 June 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Gold Coast - Forum 12 June 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Cairns - Forum 19 June 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Cairns - Forum 19 June 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Townsville - Forum 20 June 2018 10.00am -  1.00pm
Townsville - Forum 20 June 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Mount Isa - Forum 21 June 2018 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Brisbane Northside - Forum 28 June 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Brisbane Northside - Forum 28 June 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Toowoomba - Forum 31 July 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Toowoomba - Forum 31 July 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Ipswich - Forum 30 July 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Ipswich - Forum 30 July 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Roma - Forum 1 August 2018 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Sunshine Coast - Forum 13 August 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunshine Coast - Forum 13 August 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Hervey Bay - Forum 14 August 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Hervey Bay - Forum 14 August 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Logan Redlands - Forum 27 August 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Logan Redlands - Forum 27 August 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Brisbane South - Forum 28 August 2018 10.00am - 1.00pm
Brisbane South - Forum 28 August 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Mackay - Forum 29 August 2018 5.30pm - 8.00pm

NDIS events calendar

This calendar provided by the QLD Govt has information for people with disability, families and carers, service providers, businesses and the general community about upcoming events and activities related to the NDIS.

Kidsmatter Becoming Social; Learning How Free Webinar

Tuesday 15th May 2018
Event location: 60 minute Webinar

Social behaviour involves a complex network of skills, knowledge and attitudes. Context, relationships and development influence how children learn to be social. Emotions and emotional learning are involved too.Learning to be social is a protective factor for mental health.

Kidsmatter Protective Factors that Support Transition

Thursday 31st May 2018
Event location: 60 min webinar

Explore what, educators can put into action today explore what, with a focus on protective factors and every day transition experiences.  

Changes to the National Quality Framework - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 mins Webinar
ACECQA's Rhonda Livingstone presents an overview of key changes to the NQF, to be introduced from 1 October 2017.  In this free webinar Rhonda describes how these changes will affect Early Childhood Education and Care Services, and the resources and support available to educators.

Kids Matter Helping Children Manage Emotions - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins Webinar
When faced with challenges the emotional behaviour of young children bring, it is tempting to search for quick fixes and one-size-fits-all approaches.  This webinar offers an opportunity to really explore children's ability to manage their emotions, and to outline how we as adults and educators can assist to do this.

ECA Learning Hub - Partnerships with Families for Inclusive Practice - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
50 min Webinar
Inclusion benefits all children.  Partnerships with families and caregivers underpin young children's inclusion, learning and development.  This module examines the role of effective partnerships to enable inclusion within early childhood education and care services.

ECA Learning Hub - Making Quality Visible - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
30 min Webinar
What is quality and what is the educator's role in quality?  This webinar thinks critically about quality in early childhood education and care, and explores how to develop, lead and maintain quality and share this with children, families and educators.

Early Years Connect - Knowledge - Skills - Support - Free Webinar

Available Now
Event Location:
60 mins each - Various Webinars
The Early Years Connect project incorporated a series of webinars which were presented as an opportunity for participants to ask questions, contribute their own comments and to connect with experts and colleagues right accross Queensland.

Kids Matter Early Childhood - Free Webinars

Available Now
Event Location:
Approx 50 mins each - Various Webinars
Click the link and select from the various free webinars listed.

ECA Learning Hub - Professional Partnerships for Early Childhood Inclusion - Webinar

Available Now
Event Location: Webinar

Approx 45 mins
For children with developmental delay or disability and complex social, emotional and behavioural needs, educators will often access the expertise of other professionals to ensure successful inclusion.

Keynotes from SNAICC Conference - Online Video Sessions

Available Now
Event Location:
You can now catch up on plenary presentations and keynote addresses from the 7th SNAICC National Conference, with videos of these sessions now available through the SNAICC website and YouTube Channel.

Let's Count - Making Numeracy Fun and Engaging - Program

Available Now
Event Location:
The Let's Count project is supported by the Australian Government of Education and Training through the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The Traffic Jam In My Brain - Workshop

Various Dates from: 17 April 2018
Event Location: Brisbane
Cost: Early bird: $219 until 1 month prior to workshop date, then $245
A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences
Presented by international speaker and songwriter Genevieve Jereb O.T., "The Traffic Jam In My Brain” is a fun, informative and interactive seminar designed for parents, therapists and other professionals. You will gain understanding of the basics of sensory processing and learn "ready-to-use" strategies to support learning, attention, social and emotional relationships and behaviour in children.

Unmystery History and Reflections on Reconciliation Seminar

24th May 2018
Location: Mudjimba
Cost: $35/ $25

This seminar is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group

Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc Professional Learning 

Better Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inclusion at all levels. These online and face:face workshops support educators around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion.

Download the Better Together flyers below:
Flyer 1
Flyer 2

Sue Larkey Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshops

Event locations:
Cairns 31 May
Townsville 1st June
Mackay 13 September
Brisbane 14 September

Healthy Kids - Date Claimers - Professional Development

Various Dates: 1 May - 7 August - 23 October 2018
Event Location: Brisbane
Healthy Kids professional development: Catching a moment to move - Physical building blocks for the early years - Creating environments to promote physical activity - Eating your way to good health

Healthy Kids - Physical Building Blocks in the Early Years

Various Dates: 1 May 2018
Event Location: Various click link for details
Healthy Kids professional development: Catching a moment to move - Physical building blocks for the early years.


Parentshop offers NESA approved workshops and webinars for early years educators such as Talk less, Listen More and Tough Conversations.
Event Locations and dates:  various
Cost: For information on registration rates click here

Early Childhood Australia - Reconciliation Symposium 2018

11 - 12 May 2018
Event Location: WA
The ECA Reconciliation Symposium brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight and works towards a better furture for all Australians.

Complex Trauma and Attachment Workshop

19 June 2018

Event Location: Deception Bay
Download flyer

This workshop has been designed to assist professionals to develop a better understanding of how to support children with a history of relational trauma or attachment issues. This training aims to simplify contemporary research, and through integration with practice wisdom, provide real hands-on strategies for supporting children’s recovery and development.  


National Family Day Care Conference 2018

6 - 8 September 2018
Event Location: Gold Coast
The 2018 Conference themes are professional practice, relationships, flexibility, autonomy and diversity.  Full registration from $695 (for FDC Australia members only)

Professional Learning Disclaimer
This page provides a listing of professional learning relating to inclusion which may be of interest to educators, Inclusion Support Queensland aims to list inclusion-related, high quality professional learning from reputable sources on this page, however Inclusion Support Queensland cannot regulate or guarantee the quality or accuracy of details, and relevance of events listed.  Please note, information on this page is obtained from a range of external suppliers and Inclusion Support Queensland is not responsible for any errors or omissions.  All content on this page is shared here for information purposes only and Inclusion Support Queensland does not endorse or promote any specific event or organisation listed on this page.  Early Childhood and Child Care services should use their own professional judgements when deciding what professional learning will best suit their needs.

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