Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.4 Educator Professional Development and Learning

Amberley OSHC endeavours to provide adequate and relevant ongoing training and development for educators to enable them to do their job confidently and to properly comply with these Policies and Procedures and other requirements of Amberley OSHC.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • ‘My Time, Our Place’ Framework for School Age Care
  • Duty of Care
  • NQS Area: 2.3.4; 4.1; 4.2.1, 4.2.2; 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 3.3 – Educators Practice, 8.1 – Role and Expectations of Educators, 8.2 – Educational Leader, 8.8 – Performance Monitoring, Review and Management, 8.10 – Employee Orientation and Induction, 8.12 – Employee Qualifications – Monitoring Progress, 10.1 – Quality Compliance.

 Procedures

The Nominated/Certified Supervisor will facilitate opportunities for educators to access information for professional development and learning on a regular basis about issues relevant to:

  • The operation of Amberley OSHC and its Policies and Procedures;
  • Legal or other regulatory requirements; and
  • Other issues of interest or benefit to educators to help them better do their job in the overall interests of Amberley OSHC and the children.

Professional development includes opportunities to learn or further enhance skills whereas professional learning includes access to information that is required.  This information may be accessible through:

  • Meetings;
  • Training/information sessions;
  • Workshops.

The Nominated/Certified Supervisor will, wherever possible within the resources of Amberley OSHC, bring in specialist or expert presenters to provide training to educators on issues requiring expert knowledge.

The Nominated/Certified Supervisor will ask educators on a regular basis to contribute suggestions for training topics.

The Nominated/Certified Supervisor will be responsible to ensure that a written record of all professional development of educators is kept and is produced to the Management Committee for information at least once each year.

Educators will be paid for attendance at compulsory training sessions and service team meetings, in accordance with relevant awards.

Amberley OSHC shall allocate funds within the budget for training and professional development for educators.

Reviewed 13 April 2015


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