11 learners taking this course
The course has opened my eyes to the possibilities of NQS 3.2.3 and how to involve children – Shivaun
I feel really excited about embedding sustainability practices at my service with my children – Rebecca
Education and care settings are places where children learn about self, others and the world. National Quality Standard (NQS) Element 3.2.3 requires every early childhood service to care for the environment and support children to become environmentally responsible. In this course, you will learn:
- How to meet or exceed Element 3.2.3 of the National Quality Standard.
- How to help your service care for the environment.
- How to support children to become environmentally friendly.
- What other services are doing to become environmentally responsible.
- How to download resources that will assist your service.
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.
Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
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.