Induction essentials: A beginners guide to education and care

By ECA Learning Hub



National Quality Standard
QA4Staffing arrangements
QA7Governance and Leadership
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


ECA Learning Hub
The ECA Learning Hub team is based in Early Childhood Australia's National Office which is located in Canberra, Australia. Our small team develops professional development resources for educators and other professionals working with young children from birth to eight.


Early Childhood Australia has curated a collection of fundamental resources for educators who are new to the sector and are undertaking or yet to commence a formalised education and care qualification. This collection is intended as a starting point for induction for the core fundamentals before an educator starts in an education and care service.

In this course, you will:

  • be introduced to the governance structure and associated documents for education and care professionals under the National Quality Framework work within
  • develop knowledge of what it means to be an early childhood professional in an Australian context
  • explore concepts such as children’s rights and play-based learning and consider how these relate to your practice in an early childhood setting
  • recognise the importance of health and safety, and relationships and interactions within the context of your work with children.


Duration: 1 hour