Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ECA Learning Hub?

The Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Learning Hub is an online learning platform that offers online professional learning for educators and other professionals working with children. The ECA Learning Hub is well regarded for producing high-quality online professional learning. We engage subject matter experts, researchers and sector leaders to share research and identify best practices. We develop professional learning that speaks the language of educators and teachers and can be used across the wide range of settings educators may be working in. Our online courses are accessible, affordable and contemporary, ensuring that quality professional learning is available, no matter where and when it is needed.
Our professional learning provides a thorough and practical understanding of standards, frameworks and research about quality practice, including links to the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standard and My Time, Our Place.
The ECA Learning Hub produces online learning modules, interactive webcasts and on-demand webinars. You can purchase a title as a one-off, or take out an annual subscription and access over ninety professional learning titles.

How does the ECA Learning Hub work?

The ECA Learning Hub is designed for individual users to access online courses at their own pace. Once signed up, individual users sign in to the Learning Management System (LMS) via the portal using their unique email and password.
Each person is referred to as a ‘user’ on the LMS.

What is an online module?

An online learning module is an online course that you undertake at your own pace on the device of your choosing (e.g. desktop computer, laptop or phone). Our online modules are interactive, including text, learning activities and video content. Every online learning module that we sell has been quality-assured through a formal review process. You can use each module as many times as you like during a 12-month period from the date of release (or first date of access). A unique feature of modules is voices from the field with case study practice examples showcasing and translating research into practice.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are online seminars. The ECA Learning Hub offers on-demand studio-quality webinars, presented by a range of experts in the education and care sector. The webinars explore topics in great depth. On-demand webinars can be viewed at a time that suits your need- Pause, rewind, make notes and discuss. Please note, that webinars must be viewed in one sitting.

What is an interactive webcast?

An interactive webcast is where a subject matter expert presents information and research on a particular topic in a series of short videos. Reflection points are provided throughout to encourage the learner to consolidate their learning, read further information or to complete an activity or simple task such as an in-service task. Interactive webcasts can work well for teams to engage with video segments and to then work through corresponding reflection tasks together.  

What is an annual subscription?

To make the ECA Learning Hub your one-stop shop for professional development, sign up for an annual subscription. One flat fee = 12 months of access to all our current and forthcoming online learning modules, on-demand webinars and webcasts, for all your staff. For groups, this is the easiest and most affordable way to use ECA Learning Hub. Click here to find out more.

What is the access period for an annual subscription?

Subscriptions can be purchased for 12, 24 or 36 months. During that period, you and your team will have access to the full catalogue of professional learning and you will also gain access to any new courses released during that subscription period.

What resources are included in an ECA Learning Hub subscription?

You will receive access to each of our current online learning modules, plus each new module that is released over the 12 months of your subscription.

Is the ECA Leadership Program included as a part of an ECA Learning Hub annual subscription?

The ECA Leadership Program is a premium package developed by ECA and is not included in a subscription. ECA Learning Hub Subscribers and ECA members who wish to purchase the ECA Leadership Program are eligible for a discount. Learn more about the ECA Leadership Program here.

How do I keep myself up to date with all the latest news from ECA?

ECA offers a number of different newsletters and blogs, covering upcoming events, conferences, and developments in early childhood education.

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About Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. We advocate for quality outcomes in early childhood education and care, and we provide resources to help educators achieve this goal.

The ECA Learning Hub is an online platform that offers professional development for educators and other professionals working with young children (birth to eight). The ECA Learning Hub is designed to help educators gain a thorough and practical understanding of standards, frameworks and research about quality practice, including the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the National Quality Standard (NQS) and My Time, Our Place (MTOP).

The ECA Learning Hub contains online learning modules, webinars and other video and text-based resources. All of our resources are developed by experienced, respected early childhood experts and quality-assured by ECA. We release new titles regularly; let us know if there’s a topic or presenter that you’d like to see.

Frequently Asked Questions

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P: 1800 356 900 (free call)