Achieve Standard 3.3 of the NQS

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LENGTH: 2 hours


* Know what sustainability means in an early learning context.
* Know each element of National Quality Standard 3.3.
* Understand how to integrate sustainability into daily operations and learning programs.
* Understand how to involve children and families.
* Be able to assist an early childhood service with meeting or exceeding Standard 3.3.
* Be able to use course resources and share learning with others.

– Learn at times that suit you. This course is available 24/7 for private study.
– Learn at your own pace. You’ll have access for 12 months from date of enrolment.
– Watch videos, enjoy short activities and explore teaching resources.
– Once you’re done, access an optional Bonus Resources course to take your learning to the next level.

• 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)
• Plus other Elements of the National Quality Standard

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: This course is accredited for teacher professional development hours. You will receive a certificate after completing this course.

Proficient Teacher (excl 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 (excl 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.


VIC DET SPP Logo SmlCool Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.




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