Emergency notice

Online learning available for OSHC Providers

Consistent with the ongoing focus on improving quality within education and care services, online professional learning for the Outside School Hours Care Quality Development Program (OSHC QDP) is now available.

The Department of Education has partnered with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) to develop targeted free online professional learning customised to meet the unique needs of NSW OSHC services.

The online professional learning is delivered via a dedicated microsite, housed within the Early Childhood Australia website.

The program includes a series of interactive learning modules, recorded webinars and video presentations addressing targeted support areas from across the National Quality Framework (NQF).

The online professional learning topics include:

National Quality   Framework

An introduction to the National Quality Framework

Quality Area 1

  • Program planning in OSHC
  • My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia

Quality Area 2

  • Active supervision of children

Quality Area 3

  • OSHC environments
  • Supporting children to become environmentally responsible

Quality Area 4

  • Being an OSHC professional

Quality Area 5

  • Self-regulation with children 5–12 years
  • Supporting children to develop conflict resolution skills

Quality Area 6

  • Engaging and building relationships with the local community

Quality Area 7

  • Developing and maintaining Quality Improvement Plans for OSHC

The website is now live and learning material will continue to be progressively updated between November 2018 and March 2019.

To sign up for the online learning, or find out more information, go to www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nsw-oshc or call 1800 356 900.

The NQF aims to promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care services, to ensure the health and safety of children attending these services and improve their educational and developmental outcomes.

The OSHC QDP is a targeted program funded by the department and is designed to support quality improvement in the OSHC sector. The program focuses on building the knowledge and capability of educators and leaders in OSHC services operating under the NQF.

The program also involves face to face forums across the state delivered on behalf of the department by Network of Community Activities. The second round of these face to face forums, focusing on OSHC programming and practice, is being held at seven regional centres from 29 October to 15 November. More information can be found on the department’s website.

Category:  November 2018,

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