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Thu, 22 Oct



Educational Program Essentials - OSHC Essentials Part 2 - Online Workshop

The OSHC Essentials Series is a 2 part series. Participants who attend both sessions will receive a discounted rate of $99 for both sessions (members discount only). Participants who only attend 1 session will be charged $66.

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Educational Program Essentials - OSHC Essentials Part 2 - Online Workshop
Educational Program Essentials - OSHC Essentials Part 2 - Online Workshop


22 Oct 2020, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


About the Event

Educational Program Essentials - OSHC Essentials Part 2

Facilitated by Rarni Rothwell

The National Quality Framework including My Time, Our Place - the learning framework for school age care has raised the bar for educational program and practice in OSHC. This has supported the sector through enhancing professional recognition but at the same time, such recognition is challenged by the relatively low standards required in terms of qualifications for educators to work in OSHC with much of the workforce is not required to hold or be working toward any sort of formal qualification.  This workshop seeks to build the capacity of the OSHC workforce through developing the essential knowledge and skills required to be an effective educator on the job. It represents the bare minimum of things you need to know and be able to do and should be used in conjunction with YOUR SERVICES Policies and Procedure Manual. 

This 2hr online workshop is part two of a two-part series – The OSHC Essentials. It will support educators to consider why their role is so important and how they can capitalise on every opportunity it presents for the program.  Educators will be provoked to think about:

Drawing on My Time, Our Place

- Principles

* Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships

* Partnerships 

* High expectations and equity

* Respect for diversity

* Ongoing learning and reflective practice

o The Professional Standards for OSHC Educators

o Professional Development

- Practices

* Holistic approaches

o Domains of Development

o Observable Benchmarks for Growth and Development

o Using Appropriate Strategies and Resources

* Responsiveness to children


 Menu Development

 Healthy Food Choices

 Dietary Requirements

 Creating a Positive Eating Environment

 Physical Activity and Rest 

* Learning through play and leisure 

o An Emergent Curriculum

o The Importance of Risky Play

* Intentionality

o Critical reflection

* Learning environments

o The third teacher

o Inspiring Learning Environments

* Cultural competence

o The Problem with the Five F’s

* Continuity of learning and transitions

o The Routine as the Curriculum

* Assessments for learning

o Observing and evaluating children

 Observing children at play

 Being an effective observer

 Strategies for developing observation skills

- Learning Outcomes

* Strong sense of identity 

* Connected with and contribute to their world

* Strong sense of wellbeing

* Confident and involved learners

* Effective communicators

The Cycle of Planning and Evaluating

The Role of Theory


  • Members Registration

    Registration cost is per attendee. Members prices apply to services who are a member of their state or territory's peak body.

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