Term 3 Professional Development

Term 3 Professional Development

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Training Locations:

Surry Hills: Network of Community Activities: 8-10 Belmore Street, Surry Hills 2010 NSW

Wilberforce: Wilberforce OOSH – 8 Macquarie Rd, Wilberforce NSW 2756

FREE Webinar: Money Matters –
Monday 27th July

11-12:00pm
FREE (Registration Required)

https://forms.gle/WFYqShTB68REHttk8

This webinar is specifically for OOSH services and will demystify the world of finance, helping you to assess the financial health of your organisation. It will help to simplify complex financial management topics during COVID19 & beyond.

7 Part Webinar Series: Human Resources
Monday 27th July – 7th September

10 – 10:40am
$350 Members (+GST) $450 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/HR

Each session is 40 minutes providing short sharp bit size information, tips and tricks that you need to know to manage your greatest asset – your team!

At the end of the webinar series your service also receives an electronic copy of Network’s HR Manual for free.

Sessions topics include:

  • Recruitment & the importance of good referee checks
  • Position descriptions and contracts
  • Orientating new staff to your service effectively
  • Staff appraisals and training plans
  • Casual -how to manage / engage and roster
  • National employment standards and the Children Services Award
  • Building a cohesive and effective team

Webinar: Critical Reflection
Wednesday 29th July

10:30am – 12:30pm
$65 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/CriticalReflection_July

Critical reflection is now one of the Exceeding themes! This is an essential skill for all Educators. 
Learn how to critically reflect on your Service and how to make this evident in your documentation and practice.

FREE Webinar: Reportable Conduct
Tuesday 4th August

10:30am-12:00pm
FREE (Registration Required)

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8990402423738739212

“The Children’s Guardian Act Information session for OOSH providers” (1-1.5 hours)

ESSENTIAL FOR ALL OOSH LEADERS

The Children’s Guardian Act commenced 1 March 2020 and brings together existing legislation under one Act, and expanding and strengthening the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme. This webinar will:

• Increase your understanding of the new Children’s Guardian Act and how it impacts OOHSC providers

• Build your awareness of the Child Safe Standards and understand how prevention is key to keeping children safe in OOHSC services

• Learn the changes to the Reportable Conduct scheme and what providers need to do to comply with the new requirements

There will be a Q&A after the formal information session with a Reportable Conduct Team member.

2- Part Webinar Series: Cycle of Planning
Wednesday 5th and 12th August

10-11:30am – 2 Part Webinar Series
$80 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/Cycleofplanning

This webinar series covers the importance of NQF requirements, what is planning and its benefits, collecting the right information and reflecting / evaluating experiences, routines and developing a plan of action.

It also involves some analysis and reflective work for participants between sessions.

Session1:

  • NQF requirements of planning
  • what is a planning cycle
  • benefits of planning
  • unpacking documentation requirements

Session2:

  • Theorists
  • Step 2 of planning – analysing / questions regarding information
  • Step 3 of planning – linking your reflections / evaluations to ongoing experience and quality improvements.

Webinar: Child Protection Refresher
Thursday 6th August

10:00am – 12:00pm
$80 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/CPRefresher1

This webinar provides an overview and update of Child Protection legislation and best practice and how to practically apply it in your service.

It is important that all Educators demonstrate currency in their understanding of child protection in OOSH services.

This is a 2 hour webinar and is not accredited.

Surry Hills: Demystifying Children
Monday 10th August

FULLY BOOKED

Waiting List Enquiries: Contact learning@networkofcommunityactivities.org.au

Mental Health, ADHD, Depression and Beyond
Network of Community Activities is working in conjunction with FingerMaze  

FingerMaze is a Psychology and Consulting Clinic based in Sydney which has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to working with children, adolescents and families.In addition to the psychology services, FingerMaze also provides learning and development programs which draw upon a wide range of experiences from the team.

10:30am – 1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/Demystifyingchildren

This session looks at understanding and considered reactions NOT responses to both simple and complex diagnoses of children in OOSH.

In particular, the session will cover the symptoms and presentations of Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and ODD.

FREE Webinar 3 – Part Series: Child Safe Standards
Tuesday’s 11th, 18th, 25th August

Webinar 1: 11 August -10:00am-10:45am
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8188742998369028364
Webinar 2: 18 August -10:00am-12:00am

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/771720131880496396
Webinar 3: 25 August -10:00am 11:00am  
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8144064343374398988

Free (Registration Required) 

“Introduction to the Child Safe Standards for OOSH providers” ( 1 hour)

The Child Safe Standards were recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have been adopted by the NSW government. They provide a framework for organisations to create and maintain environments that support children and young people to feel and be safe. They provide a benchmark against which organisations can assess their child safe capability, set performance targets and help organisations address multiple risks.

This webinar will:

  • provide an overview of the Child Safe Standards
  • briefly discuss how the standards overlap with existing frameworks (NQF)
  • prompt services to start thinking about potential gaps in their organisational safety

“Understanding Risk & Applying the Child Safe Standards in OOHSC” (1.5 – 2 hours)

The risk of child abuse is present in any organisation that provides services to children. The Child Safe Standards were recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse to reduce the risk of abuse and harm to children in organisations. The Child Safe Standards have been designed so they can be applied flexibly applied across all organisational settings to improve the safety of children.

The risk of child abuse in organisations is determined by a number of factors such as the nature of the service, the age of the children accessing the service and the culture of the organisation.

This webinar will:

  • discuss the risk of abuse and harm in OOSH
  • discuss how to apply the standards to reduce this risk using a case study
  • prompt services to review their unique risks and reflect on how they can apply the standards

“Panel discussion on child safe practices for OOHSC providers” (1 hour)

The Child Safe Standards are part of the continuous improvement of child safety in organisations. The Child Safe Standards Series has demonstrated that the risk of child abuse is present in all organisations, including OOSH. The Child Safe Standards enable organisations to review current child safe practices and identify areas for improvement.

Many OOSH providers are demonstrating excellent child safe practices that can be shared with the sector however there are always aspects of organisational safety that can be strengthened and improved.

Panellists include Pauline O’Kane (CEO Network of Community Activities), Rachel Norman (OCG Child Safe Coordinator for the Early Childhood Sector, Child Safe Team) More to come.

The panel discussion will:

  • Discuss examples of strong child safe practices in OOHSC services
  • Discuss gaps in child safe practices in OOHSC services
  • Discuss challenges OOSH services may have in applying the standards.

Webinar: Assessment and Rating
Wednesday 12th August

12:30pm – 1:30pm
$65 Member (+GST) $80 Non-Member (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/Webinar

This information session will end with a facilitated discussion, by a highly experienced trainer and OOSH practitioner, to answer all your questions about Assessment and Rating.

We know assessment and rating letters are being sent out to services for Term 3. This webinar is being held to support you and your service through the A&R process.

This is an interactive webinar where you’ll gain knowledge and learn from others who have used the self assessment tool.

This webinar would be particularly useful to those services who haven’t been through A&R for a while.

During the webinar there will be opportunities to discuss and ask questions.

Webinar: Loose Parts & Risky Play: Play is training for the unexpected!
Thursday 13th August

10:00am – 12:00pm
$100 Members (+GST) $150 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/LP_RP

Playing is central to children’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Through play, children develop resilience and flexibility, contributing to physical and emotional wellbeing. 

Research shows children who engage in risky play experience positive emotions such as fun, enjoyment, thrill, pride and self-confidence.  Through risky play children learn to challenge themselves and how to balance themselves between intense exhilaration and pure fear – they experience that risky play is both scary and fun at the same time. 

Children who play with loose parts, (objects that move, can be carried, combined, redesigned, lined up and taken apart) are using more creativity and imagination and therefore developing more skills than they would playing with most fixed toys.

This session covers how children can experience all these benefits in a risk managed environment.

Surry Hills: Managing a Service
Thursday 13th August

10:30am -1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/ManagingaService

OOSH operators need to be aware that running a service involves significant responsibilities, record management and reporting requirements because of the regulatory frameworks within which they are required to operate. Managing a successful service is not just about meeting A&R requirements but also involves understanding the award, building a team, fees to charge, building community connections. OOSH and Vacation care is all about quality education and care. All policies and procedures are developed under the NQF. Good governance and management are essential to the provision of quality education and care. 
Come and learn all the aspects of managing a service.

Surry Hills: Accidental Counsellor
Tuesday 18th August

Network of Community Activities is working in conjunction with FingerMaze  

FingerMaze is a Psychology and Consulting Clinic based in Sydney which has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to working with children, adolescents and families.In addition to the psychology services, FingerMaze also provides learning and development programs which draw upon a wide range of experiences from the team.

9:00am – 4:00pm
$250 Members (+GST) $350 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/AccidentalCounsellor

This course is for OOSH workers, non counsellors, who find themselves in a position where others confide in them and self-disclose. It is designed to provide some knowledge and skills to recognise, respond and refer on when supporting someone who is in crisis or trauma. 

The full day session covers:

  • Practicing counselling techniques 
  • Maintaining Boundaries 
  • Learn to respond to aggressive or distressed colleagues, families and children 
  • Active Listening 
  • Improve your ability to identify signs that people may need emotional support 

2 – Part Webinar: Critical Reflection
Wednesday 19th August and 26th August

10:00am – 11:30am
$80 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/CriticalReflectionAugust

Critical reflection is now one of the Exceeding themes! This is an essential skill for all Educators. 
Learn how to critically reflect on your Service and how to make this evident in your documentation and practice.

Webinar: Behaviour Management Plans: Cultivating Positive Behaviour
Thursday 20th August

10:00am – 11.30am
$80 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/BPlans

Having a structured plan to guide and document strategies to support the development of positive behaviour in children is critical for every OOSH service. Such plans should reflect not only the child’s needs but also the philosophy, policies and procedures of the service.

This session will cover the:

  • NQF standards
  • reasons to develop a plan
  • steps to develop a plan and who should be involved
  • recording existing behaviour, implementation of strategies and the review of replacement behaviour

Surry Hills: ACCREDITED CHILD PROTECTION  – CHCPRT001: Identify and Respond to Children & Young People at Risk
Thursday 20th August

9 – 4pm – Lunch provided
$275 Members (NO GST) $375 Non-Members (NO GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/AChildP

This accredited course will assist Educators working in OOSH services to gain the skills to identify and respond to children at risk. This unit supersedes CHCCHILD401 so ensure you have the updated Child Protection unit. Participants will learn:

  • Reportable Conduct Scheme effective 1 March 2020 – Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • About the current laws for Child Protection in NSW and your legal obligations as a mandatory reporter.
  • Implement practices that aim to protect children and prevent risk of harm.
  • Complete an MRG and understand their role as Mandatory Reporters.
  • Support and understand children’s rights

Case studies and examples are relevant to the OOSH service context.

Participants are required to successfully complete the assessment task within four (4) weeks of training to receive a Statement of Attainment.

This is Accredited training and requires a USI to enrol.  If you do not have a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au to obtain one.  You cannot attend this training without supplying your USI.

Wilberforce: Awesome Activities
Wednesday 26th August

10:30am -1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/Awesomeactivities

A fun interactive session where you get to do the activities so you can take them back to your service. 
The session includes moving, making, doing, science and food activities.

Each Service attending also gets an electronic copy of the Network Awesome Activities Resource Book.

Surry Hills: ACCREDITED CHILD PROTECTION  – CHCPRT001: Identify and Respond to Children & Young People at Risk
Tuesday 8th September

9 – 4pm – Lunch provided
$275 Members (NO GST) $375 Non-Members (NO GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/AccreditedChildProtectionSept

This accredited course will assist Educators working in OOSH services to gain the skills to identify and respond to children at risk. This unit supersedes CHCCHILD401 so ensure you have the updated Child Protection unit. Participants will learn:

  • Reportable Conduct Scheme effective 1 March 2020 – Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • About the current laws for Child Protection in NSW and your legal obligations as a mandatory reporter.
  • Implement practices that aim to protect children and prevent risk of harm.
  • Complete an MRG and understand their role as Mandatory Reporters.
  • Support and understand children’s rights

Case studies and examples are relevant to the OOSH service context.

Participants are required to successfully complete the assessment task within four (4) weeks of training to receive a Statement of Attainment.

This is Accredited training and requires a USI to enrol.  If you do not have a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au to obtain one.  You cannot attend this training without supplying your USI.

Surry Hills: Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday 9th September

10:30am – 1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/EmotionalIntelligence

With the ever-increasing pressures in modern life, emotional intelligence is not just a desirable ‘soft skill’. Research has identified that emotional intelligence can be a better indicator of workplace performance than IQ. This is particularly evident in the OOSH setting. Here greater self-awareness of your emotions and the ability to empathise with others are so important. 

This workshop is designed to equip participants with the skills to:

  • have awareness of emotions and their impact on performance
  • recognise and understand emotions in others and adapt their behaviour to suit
  • use strategies to regulate their own emotions
  • know how to handle and inspire emotions in others

Wilberforce: ACCREDITED CHILD PROTECTION  – CHCPRT001: Identify and Respond to Children & Young People at Risk
Wednesday 9th September

9 – 4pm – Lunch provided
$275 Members (NO GST) $375 Non-Members (NO GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/AccreditedChildProtectionSept

This accredited course will assist Educators working in OOSH services to gain the skills to identify and respond to children at risk. This unit supersedes CHCCHILD401 so ensure you have the updated Child Protection unit. Participants will learn:

  • Reportable Conduct Scheme effective 1 March 2020 – Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • About the current laws for Child Protection in NSW and your legal obligations as a mandatory reporter.
  • Implement practices that aim to protect children and prevent risk of harm.
  • Complete an MRG and understand their role as Mandatory Reporters.
  • Support and understand children’s rights

Case studies and examples are relevant to the OOSH service context.

Participants are required to successfully complete the assessment task within four (4) weeks of training to receive a Statement of Attainment.

This is Accredited training and requires a USI to enrol.  If you do not have a USI please visit www.usi.gov.au to obtain one.  You cannot attend this training without supplying your USI.

Webinar: Child Protection Refresher
Friday 11th September

12:00pm – 2:00pm
$80 Members (+GST) $100 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/CPwebinar2

This webinar provides an overview and update of Child Protection legislation and best practice and how to practically apply it in your service.

It is important that all Educators demonstrate currency in their understanding of child protection in OOSH services.

This is a 2 hour webinar and is not accredited.

Surry Hills: In Safe Hands: Supporting Positive Behaviour
Thursday 17th September

10:30am -1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/insafehands

This course aims to improve Educator’s knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices by strengthening their relationship and interactions with children.

The course provides Educators with a greater understanding of children’s emotions and will give them tools and techniques to support children to develop specific skills to help themselves regulate their behaviour.

Surry Hills: Awesome Activities
Thursday 23rd September

10:30am -1:30pm
$195 Members (+GST) $295 Non- Members (+GST)

https://noca.jobreadyrto.com.au/apply_to_course/Awesomeactivities2

A fun interactive session where you get to do the activities so you can take them back to your service. 
The session includes moving, making, doing, science and food activities.

Each Service attending also gets an electronic copy of the Network Awesome Activities Resource Book.