General Description

Education and care settings are places where children learn about self, others and the world. National Quality Standard (NQS) Element 3.2.3 requires every early childhood service to care for the environment and support children to become environmentally responsible. In this course, you will learn:


- How to meet or exceed Element 3.2.3 of the National Quality Standard.

- How to help your service care for the environment.

- How to support children to become environmentally friendly.

- What other services are doing to become environmentally responsible.

- How to download resources that will assist your service.



Early Learning Teachers


Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Meet the NQS by Caring for the Environment” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Why Sustainability is Important

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2 - NQS 3.2.3

    • About Quality Area 3

    • Environmental Strategy in your QIP

    • Service Cares for the Environment

    • Example of Caring for the Environment

    • Your Service

    • Task: Your Service

    • Children become Environmentally Responsible

    • Example of becoming Environmentally Responsible

    • Your Children

    • Task: Your Children

    • Steps to 3.2.3

  • 3

    Module 3 - Your Teaching

    • Conduct an Audit

    • Teaching Resources

  • 4

    Module 4 - Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

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