72 learners taking this course
Thanks for all the great ideas about how to meet Standard 3.3 – Debbie
The course has opened my eyes to the possibilities of sustainability in early childhood – Shivaun
I feel really excited about embedding sustainability practices at my centre with my children – Rebecca
National Quality Standard (NQS) 3.3 requires every early childhood service to take, “an active role in caring for its environment and contribute to a sustainable future”. In this course, you will learn:
- How to understand each element of National Quality Standard 3.3.
- How to include sustainability practices in the day-to-day running of your service.
- How to involve children and families.
- How to find out what other services are doing.
- How to use different resources to meet or exceed Standard 3.3.
You’ll need your service’s Quality Improvement Plan (section QA3, Standard 3.3). If you don’t have a QIP, you can use the example provided in the course.
This course supports National Quality Standard 3.3:
- Sustainable practices are embedded in service operations (Element 3.3.1)
- Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment (Element 3.3.2)
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT and NSW
2.1.3 Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and Critical and Creative Thinking.
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Cool Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.
Kirsty Costa is an award-winning teacher and mentor who has helped thousands of teachers grow in their profession. She started her education career as a classroom teacher in Australia and Japan. She left to become an educational consultant in early learning, primary and secondary. And now Kirsty lives in her element by facilitating online courses and delivering key note addresses to teachers across the country.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.