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February, 2016

New Classroom Courses for early 2016

In early 2016 we are focusing on delivering training for both administration staff and teachers.

Application forms have been sent out to all Kindergartens on the program. But you can also register right here on our website.

When is it on?

Febuary, March, April, May & June classes are open for booking.
Refer to our schedule for specific times and places

Who are the courses for?

The training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, assistants and committee members. Classes are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face classes.
All training is provided free of charge

How to Apply

To enrol fill out the Paper Enrolment Form click here

OR to enrol online visit:elearning.kindergarten.vic.gov.au


January, 2016

Welcome back to 2016!

A new round of IT training will be available for booking in early February 2016.

The face to face sessions will be covering topics including; iPads, Children's Portfolios, KIM and Building a website using WordPress.

We wish you a successful 2016/


December, 2015

Preparing for the Christmas holiday break

It’s time for the holiday break. Before you go it’s a good idea to perform a file back up and prepare equipment to reduce the risk of damage and loss of data.

Perform a file back up

Refer to our Tip - Perform a file back up

Prepare IT Equipment

Just before you leave for the holidays, shut down the computer and turn off the screen. For all electronic devices, switch off and unplug at the wall, this saves electricity and can prevent a possible power surge or damage to equipment if there is a storm.


September, 2015

New Classroom Courses

The Kindergarten IT Program is delivering a new round of IT training and professional development sessions in Melbourne, Geelong, Mildura, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

When is it on?

September, October, November & December classes are open for booking.

Who are the courses for?

The training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, assistants and committee members. Classes are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face classes.
All training is provided free of charge

How to Apply

The 2015 round of training is now closed


June, 2015

New! Introduction to KIM– 801- (e-Learning)

What you will learn

This online course provides an introduction to the Kindergarten Information Management system (KIM).

Participants will learn how to;

• Navigate KIM, to become familiar with the web-based Menu items and forms
• Add and update information about the service provider, service, workforce, children and funded kindergarten program
• Submit data about the funded kindergarten program through the confirmation process
• Complete the process to apply for Early Start Kindergarten funding • Practice and perform troubleshooting on common tasks.

Find out more on our Training Page


June, 2015

Tip –Photo editing with Picture Manager (video tutorials)

Picture Manager is included in Microsoft Office Suite and can manage, edit, share and view your pictures from where you store them on your computer.

In the following video tutorials you will learn how to open Picture Manager to view your pictures and use the editing tools to adjust:

• brightness and contrast
• colour
• crop
• red-eye removal
• resize your picture

Click here for...Tip –Photo editing with Picture Manager (video tutorials)


June, 2015

Tip – Create Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines

In this tip you will learn how to...

1. Download our template ‘Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines
2. Save the document to your computer
3. Edit the text to create new words
4. Create new WordArt and format the text to have dotted lines

Read more...Tip – Create Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines


May, 2015

Tip – Phishing scams

‘Phishing scams’ or ‘spam’ emails are designed to obtain sensitive information for malicious purposes…
Find out what to look for and best practice to keep your computer and information safe.

Read more...Tip – Phishing scams


April, 2015

Tip – Create a website in Wordpress

Community based Kindergartens are eligible for free Web Publishing through the Kindergarten IT Program.

We offer Wordpress CMS website builder. It’s easy to use, you can choose a theme, add a banner image, change the colours, create & customise pages!

Read more...Tip – Create a website in Wordpress


April, 2015

Website Spotlight
Balnarring Preschool

We put a spotlight on new websites being created and managed by Kindergartens.

Balnarring Preschool Website - Apr 2015


April, 2015

Tip – Search our website

We have loads of useful IT Tips & resources on our website.

Can't find what your'e looking for?

Click into the Search field at the top of our website, type your Keyword(s), e.g. iPad.
Click Search. Search results will appear listing the resources found on our website.


March, 2015

Tip – iPad Apps for Early Learning

We have updated the list of suggested iPad Apps for Early Learning.

Read more...Tip - iPad Apps for Early Learning (updated)


November, 2014

Tip –Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad

The iTunes program allows you to import CDs, manage and play music on your desktop computer. Once you have imported your music into iTunes you can create playlists of your favourite songs.

Read more... Tip –Create a song playlist in iTunes to play on an iPad


October, 2014

Tip – New Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme

We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Word

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Microsoft Word...
Tip –Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme


October, 2014

Tip – New Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme

We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Apple Pages.

Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Pages on your iPad...
Tip – Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme