Training

The Kindergarten IT Program offers training that is focused on ICT needs of community kindergartens as well as on-boarding for some of the early learning platforms provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Training webinars

This term we are excited to bring the following four sessions to help you develop your IT knowledge and increase your internet safety.

The courses offered

Who can attend?

Teachers, staff and volunteers from community kindergartens throughout Victoria can attend our training. If you are unsure contact us to confirm your kindergarten is registered with the program.

When and where is it on?

Training will be offered via online webinars through June.

Schedule and enrolment

 

Date Time Course Booking
Monday, 3 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Security Updates
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Now
Monday, 3 June 2024 3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Tuesday, 4 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Wednesday, 5 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Thursday, 6 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Tuesday, 11 June 2024 3:30 – 4:30pm Digital
Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
12 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Thursday,
13 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
17 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
17 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
18 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
19 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
19 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety –
Security Updates
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
20 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Password
Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
20 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
24 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Monday,
24 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
25 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
25 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
26 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
26 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety –
Security Updates
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
27 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Email  Enrol
Now



Schedule and enrolment

 

Date Time Course Booking
Monday, 3 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Security Updates
Enrol
Now
Monday, 3 June 2024 3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Tuesday, 4 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Wednesday, 5 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Thursday, 6 June 2024 10 – 11am Digital Safety – Security Updates Enrol
Now
Tuesday, 11 June 2024 3:30 – 4:30pm Digital
Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
12 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Thursday,
13 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
17 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
17 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
18 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
19 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
19 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety –
Security Updates
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
20 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Password
Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
20 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Monday,
24 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Monday,
24 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
25 June 2024
3:30 – 4:30pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tuesday,
25 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety – Antivirus & Antimalware Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
26 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Wednesday,
26 June 2024
1pm-2pm Digital Safety –
Security Updates
Enrol
Now
Thursday,
27 June 2024
10 – 11am Digital Safety – Email  Enrol
Now



How to apply

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ link next to the course you would like to attend and complete the online form. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.

How to cancel

If you need to cancel your current training booking, please contact 1800 629 835 or email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Waiting list

We try to spread the sessions across the working week, but sessions can book out quickly. If a session is showing as Booked Out or none of the times offered are suitable, you can request to be placed on our waiting list.

Email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au with preferred course, day of week and time.

About the courses

The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app. Further guidance on attending Zoom webinars can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946
Pre-requisites:

  • Use a keyboard to enter text
  • Interpret user manuals and help functions
  • Read and write basic workplace documents
  • Internet connection
  • PC, Mac or tablet with audio (camera/mic optional)

Digital Safety – Email

Overview: This one-hour webinar will show you how to identify and deal with dangerous email. How to spot phishing email, how to deal with dangerous attachments. We will look at what happens when an email account is hacked and what to do about it. Duration: 1 hour.

Who is the course for? This course is for teachers, staff and committee members who are working with email.

Topics:

  • Welcome
  • Our cybersecurity obligations
  • What are the risks?
  • Spam and phishing email
  • How to recognise phishing email
  • Malicious email and dangerous attachments
  • Signs an account has been compromised
  • Actions to take
  • Questions and resources.

Pre-requisites:

  • Operate a personal computer/laptop
  • Read and write basic workplace documents

Webinar requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • PC or Mac computer with audio. With web-camera/mic optional
  • The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app.

Digital Safety – Password Managers

Overview: This one-hour webinar will explain modern password management methods for you and your teams. Password security hygiene is explained as well as passphrases, special characters and multifactor authentication.
We will discuss modern tools to help your team keep secure like password managers and authentication apps and how to use these tools to regain order over password management.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who is the course for? This course is for teachers, staff and committee members who are working with multiple password protected services, have shared accounts with other team members and need to ensure easy, and efficient password management.

Topics:

  • Welcome
  • Our cybersecurity obligations
  • What are the risks?
  • Password hygiene
  • Create Strong Passwords/Pass Phrases
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Authentication Apps
  • How a Password Manager can help
  • Password Manager in the workplace
  • Signs an account has been compromised
  • Actions to take Questions and resources

Pre-requisites:

  • Operate a personal computer/laptop
  • Read and write basic workplace documents

Webinar requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • PC or Mac computer with audio. With web-camera/mic optional
  • The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app.

Digital Safety – Security Updates

Overview: In this seminar, the key steps for keeping Windows, Apple, Android and iOS equipment updated are demonstrated. The role of the updates in preventing cybercrime, loss of data and exposure of sensitive information is explained. Concepts like End of Support and End of Life are introduced with guidance on where to find this information for the software you use.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who is the course for? 
This course is for teachers, staff and committee members who are working with computers and devices.

Topics:

  • Welcome
  • Our cybersecurity obligations
  • Antivirus and anti-malware software
  • Active scanning
  • Running Scans
  • Reports
  • Quarantine
  • When do I need an anti-malware program
  • Scanning, and quarantining with anti-malware
  • Actions to take
  • Checklist
  • Questions and resources

Pre-requisites:

  • Operate a personal computer/laptop
  • Read and write basic workplace documents

Webinar requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • PC or Mac computer with audio. With web-camera/mic optional
  • The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app.

This course is for teachers, staff and committee members who are working with computers and devices.

Digital Safety – Antivirus & Anti-malware

Overview: In this session, we discuss what antivirus software is available on desktop and mobile. We will look at how to use preventative features like active scanning and how to manually scan the computer. We will step through checking reports and quarantining files when threats are detected. Anti-malware programs are introduced as additional tools to help identify and remove malicious software.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who is the course for? 
This course is for teachers, staff and directors who are responsible for keeping workplace computers and devices clear of malicious software.

Topics:

  • Welcome
  • Our cybersecurity obligations
  • Antivirus and anti-malware software
  • Active scanning
  • Running Scans
  • Reports
  • Quarantine
  • When do I need an anti-malware program
  • Scanning, and quarantining with anti-malware
  • Actions to take
  • Checklist
  • Questions and resources

Pre-requisites:

  • Operate a personal computer/laptop
  • Read and write basic workplace documents

Webinar requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • PC or Mac computer with audio. With web-camera/mic optional
  • The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app.

This course is for teachers, staff and committee members who are working with computers and devices.