Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS)

Welcome to the Kindergarten IT Program’s support page for the Online 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 Online TLDS.

Latest information

The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) website is now available. Similar to last year, the following support resource are available on the Kindergarten IT Program website to support you in using the Online TLDS:

TLDS Support Video
TLDS Tip Sheets
TLDS User Guide

Our helpdesk is available Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm if you experience any difficulty or have any questions on how to use the platform.
The recent updates regarding Online TLDS are detailed by the Department of Education and Training here: www.education.vic.gov.au/transitiontoschool

Guides and kits

User Guide can be found on DET’s website: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transtemplates.aspx or Download Here (PDF, 2.2MB)

Transition to School Resource Kit can also be found on DET’s website: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transkit.aspx or Download Here (PDF, 10.04MB)

There is also a FAQ section accessible from the URL above but it’s direct URL is: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transkitprivacy.aspx

Access Online TLDS

Go to the Online TLDS platform via DET & VCAA Privacy page.

Browser support

The minimum required browser versions for Online TLDS:

Google Chrome 29+
Apple Safari 9+
Mozilla Firefox 28+
Microsoft Edge 17+

We recommend using Chome.


Getting support

Technical support

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

General enquiries

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

TLDS introduction video

How to use the Online TLDS? Please refer to our introduction video: Online TLDS introduction video

Short videos:
How to login Online TLDS platform and reset password
How to use Section 1.1
How to use Section 2&3
How to submit a completed statement
How to update Service Details
How to use Create New Link

Online TLDS face to face training

The Online TLDS face-to-face basic training is designed for kindergarten staff looking for support in completing an online website form.

Training session schedule: Visit our training page to book in.

Online TLDS tip sheets

What is my services registered email address?
If you are not sure about what your services email address is, you can find the information on Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority’s website: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/national-registers/services?s=&f%5B0%5D=service_state%3AVIC
If you want to change/update the service email address, you can go to National Quality Agenda IT System’s (NQAITS) website: https://public.nqaits.acecqa.gov.au/Pages/Landing.aspx
If you are not able to log into the NQAITS portal, we suggest you speak to your service manager or contact NQAITS directly via 1300 307 415 or licensed.childrens.services@edumail.vic.gov.au.
The time frame for updating a service email address will likely be 24-48hrs.

How often should I save my work? How long is timeout length?
The time out length for the Online TLDS platform is 30 minutes. Please save your work frequently.

Tips for working with files

Information for primary schools

Access transition learning and development statements for new prep students. For more information, educators can be directed to the Department’s Access online transition statements for new prep students information page.

Assisting parents

Section 2 and 3 for parents

Transition resources for families: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/family.aspx


Privacy and records

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.

Can I use the Online TLDS platform as a record keeping tool?
No. The Department of Education and Training has advised that the Online TLDS should not be used as a record keeping tool, and not relied on to meet kindergartens’ document retention obligations. DET has outlined the legislative requirements within the Guide to Information sharing (Page 5).

Each service must adhere to their own policy regarding retention of documents for a child’s record including the completed TLDS.


Electronic TLDS

Option to use Electronic Transition Learning and Development Statements in 2020.

If you have experienced difficulty using the Online TLDS, you can download the electronic TLDS and access user guides here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transtemplates.aspx

Tips for Electronic TLDS:

Why can’t I edit the electronic transition statement?

How to create a document ‘zero’?

Where to find my downloads?