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

We are offering a last week of training sessions in December. Including a 1-hour pilot of a Cyber Security course. This session covers essential basic security measures (easy wins) to help you protect your service’s sensitive information and equipment.

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 March.

Schedule and enrolment 

Date Time Course Booking
Tue 12
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tue 12
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Wed 13
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Wed 13
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Thu 14
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Thu 14
March
12:30 -1:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Fri 15
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Fri 15
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Mon 18
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Mon 18
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Tue 19
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Tue 19
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Wed 20
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wed 20
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thu 21
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thu 21
March
12:30 – 1:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Fri 22
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Fri 22
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now



Schedule and enrolment

Date Time Course Booking
Tue 12
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Tue 12
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Wed 13
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Wed 13
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Thu 14
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Thu 14
March
12:30 -1:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Fri 15
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Fri 15
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Mon 18
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Mon 18
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Tue 19
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Tue 19
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Wed 20
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Wed 20
March
1 – 2pm Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thu 21
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Password Managers 
Enrol
Now
Thu 21
March
12:30 – 1:30pm Drop-in session Enrol
Now
Fri 22
March
10 – 11am Digital Safety –
Email 
Enrol
Now
Fri 22
March
3:30 – 4:30pm Drop-in session 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.

 

Drop-in Session

Overview: These are informal drop-in web meetings that you can drop in and out of as you need. Perhaps you have a technology related question, or have attended one of our other topics and would like to get some clarifications. Perhaps you have questions regarding hardware we support or software such as Windows or Microsoft Office. We will attempt to answer during the session. If we can’t solve it there and then, we will put it to our team and circle back to you with more information.

Duration: 1 hour.

Who is the course for? The drop-in sessions are for teachers, lead-teachers, administration staff, committee volunteers and directors who make use of the Kindergarten IT Program services.

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.