July 2017

New Classroom Courses for 2017

The Kindergarten IT Program is delivering a new round of IT training and professional development sessions in Melbourne, Sale, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Mildura, Hoppers Crossing, Cranbourne East and Glen Waverley!

The training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, assistants and committee members of kindergartens that are part of the Kindergarten IT Program. Classes are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face classes.

When is it on?

August, September and October. Classes are open for booking.

The courses offered:

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

How to Apply

To enrol click on the corresponding 'Enrol now' link in the schedule below. You can enrol up to three attendees per booking and each listed email address will be emailed confirmation. The booking ticket attachment is only sent to the first contact.

Or use the paper enrolment form: Click here for Paper Enrolment Form

The Courses:

Create Portfolios in Word - 301

Overview: Become familiar with basic layout techniques using Microsoft Office Word, then practise adding images, WordArt, text and styles to create a Portfolio template that is easy to modify

Who is the course for? This introductory level course is aimed at Kindergarten and early learning staff who want to improve their skills at creating portfolio documents using Microsoft Word.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word

WordPress Web Building - 101

Overview: Learn the steps involved in planning and developing a simple website. Work through the topics and follow the practice examples using the WordPress CMS application.

Who is the course for? This course is useful for individuals wishing to enhance their website development skills and to create and manage a website for their kindergarten.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet.

Cyber Security Fundamentals and Privacy - 1101 NEW!

Overview:The course is designed to help you to protect your organisation's digital privacy and secure your data online.

You will learn about the current Australian information security obligations and relevant privacy legislation. This session will enable you to be one step ahead of cyber criminals by learning about phishing, email scams, browser highjacking, social engineering threats like tailgating, dumpster diving, and that's just the beginning!

Who is the course for? This course is for all internet users who want foundation skills in how to be privacy aware and safer online.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet

Get up to speed with iPads - 502

Overview: This course combines the most useful topics from our previous courses iPads in the Kindergarten - 501 & iPads in the Kindergarten (Part 2) - 701 such as configure parental controls & child friendly settings, making use of an iPad for observations in the class, understanding Apple Licensing and ID accounts. In the second half of the session we explore iPad Apps for Early Learning that cross reference to the EYLF Learning Outcomes.

Who is the course for? Staff who want to use iPads effectively at the kindergarten and need to maintain and back up an iPad or manage purchasing Apps.

Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with using an iPad.