Early Childhood Education for Sustainability: Now or never, a time for urgent change

By Sue Elliot



National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA3Physical environment
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Dr Sue Elliott
Dr Sue Elliott has been a leader in sustainability practices within early childhood education and care for over 25 years.


Sustainability means more than making something last longer; it’s also about regeneration, prosperity and equality. In this webinar, Dr Sue Elliott examines what sustainability looks like within early childhood, and what educators can do to facilitate change within their early childhood services. Sue Elliot also explores how we can respect the rights of all children globally and support them to become active and empowered citizens creating sustainable futures.


Learning objectives:

  • Be able to define sustainability and education for sustainability
  • Become aware of the immediate steps that can be taken to make a global change towards living sustainably
  • Gain an understanding of policies, theories and challenges that impact education for sustainability in practice


Duration: 1 hour


This course is being redeveloped, as a result, the current version of this course will decommissioned as of 6th May 2024