Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS)

Welcome to the Kindergarten IT Program's support page for Transition Learning and Development Statement. Kindergarten teachers from both private day care centres and not-for-profit kindergartens are entitled to contact us for technical support relating to the TLDS.

**Important Update: The Online TLDS will undergo an end-to-end trial in 2017 and be available for early childhood services to use in 2018. In 2017, the transition statement will be available electronically or on paper.** See more

The recent updates regarding TLDS are detailed by the Department of Education and Training here: www.education.vic.gov.au/transitiontoschool

You can also find the sample of the new Transition Statement here: www.education.vic.gov.au/transitionstatement

There is also a FAQ page accessible from the URL above but it's direct URL is: www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transfaqs.aspx

For technical support, please contact us on 03 8664 7001 or Toll Free: 1800 629 835 or email support@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

If you have any general enquiries, please feel free to contact Transition to School email address directly which is psts@edumail.vic.gov.au

Important note on privacy: Educators completing Transition Statements, regardless of the format they are using, are required to adhere with all privacy laws regarding the collection and disclosure of personal and health information, which includes the Transition Statement. Refer to Privacy and information sharing for further information.


How to navigate to and download the electronic transition statement? Having difficulties to navigate to or download the electronic transition statement? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 478KB)

How to password protect a Word document? How to create Password-protected Word statement? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 2.03KB)

How to do basic browser housekeeping? In order to prevent browser hijacking by ads, spams and re-directs, we encourage you to reset your web browser often. Please refer to our tip (PDF - 592KB)

How to Scan a document? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 263KB)

Password - We recommend you use a password that all the parties involved with the application know without actually telling it out loud or sending the password in an email. In this way you can maintian confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of the document. If any middle man does get his hands on the document/email they won't know the password to open the document. It also ensures you are maintaining/complying with DET's TLDS privacy legislation.

Why Full functionality statement does not work properly on my Mac? On Mac OS desktop, you can use the full functionality document in Office Word 2016 or newer, provided the version of Word is 15.33 or higher. To see what version you have, open Word 2016, and select 'About Word' from the Word menu. The version should be listed there. If you are using an earlier version of Microsoft Word, some functionality may not work (such as pick lists and date selectors). Instead use the 'reduced functionality' version of the electronic statement.

Why I cannot edit the electronic transition statement? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 266KB)

How do I resize images? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 334KB)

How to create a document 'zero'? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 259KB)

Where to find my downloads? Please refer to our tip (PDF - 305KB)