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Children’s Services Professional Learning Program

Are you a children's educator looking to broaden your learning and development? These programs support you by providing high-quality, relevant and affordable talks and workshops. 

Respected and inspiring speakers present a range of topics - examples include:

  • Indigenous culture workshop
  • Navigating the autism journey
  • Play-based learning and intentional teaching. Forever different?
  • Speak up – understanding child abuse and your response 

Sessions are suitable for educators who work in a range of services (primarily early childhood and primary school). Check the details of each session for suitability.

How to book

  • Bookings are essential as there are limited places available for each session.
  • All sessions are $35 per person (GST inclusive).
  • No refund is available should you be unable to attend.
  • Certificates will be issued for each session attended.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session to allow time to park, sign in and collect your certificate. 

Semester 1 program

View the session flyers from semester 1  (pdf, 2MB)  

Semester 2 program

View session flyers for semester 2  (pdf, 1MB)

Upcoming sessions:


Speak Up – Understanding child abuse and your response

Thursday 2 November 2017

Speak Up is an innovative and unique training that aims to provide a greater awareness and understanding of child abuse. Adapted from Child Wise’s award winning programs, and supplemented by evidence from national and international research. Speak Up focuses on how to prevent, recognise and respond to instances of child abuse.


  • What is child abuse?
  • What are the indicators of abuse?
  • Offender behaviour and the ‘grooming’ process
  • Prevention and risk management
  • Reporting concerns

Learning outcomes:

  • Talking to children about protective behaviours and personal safety.
  • How to recognise the behavioural indicators of child abuse in children.
  • Understanding how child sex offenders can target children and form special relationships with them.
  • Reporting child abuse – HOW, WHY and WHAT is your responsibility

Presented by: Child Wise
Suitable for: Educators from early childhood & primary school aged services
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: Maroondah City Council City Offices

Speak up – understanding child abuse and your response  (pdf, 498KB)

Register online 


Maroondah City Council

Braeside Avenue,
(Mel ref: 50:A7)  


Mines Road,
(Mel ref: 50:A7) 

More information

For information contact Cathie Wills (Tuesdays and Thursdays) on 9294 5740 or email

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