ACAV is committed to enabling quality professional development at reasonable prices. We partner with PD providers, sector experts and others to deliver PD sessions applicable to Approved Providers and early childhood educators and teachers. ACAV members pay discounted rates to our PD sessions.

PD run by ACAV includes our annual Conference; weekend retreats and sessions for owners and educators.

2017-18 Professional Development Calendar 

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Tuesday 19 September: Dealing with challenging parents: Moores Solicitors
  • Protecting the health and safety of the children in your care is paramount, but don’t forget your staff. The aggressive, threatening and harassing behaviour of parents can have a damaging impact, not only on the functionality of the centre, but your staffs’ health and wellbeing. In this seminar Andrew Brooks will explore the centre’s role in supporting a staff member and protecting their health and safety in situations where they feel threatened or harassed by a parent.
  • 12.00-1.30pm (includes lunch)
  • Register here $55 for members $95 for non-members

Wednesday 11 October: Jobs for Families Information session: Mulgrave Country Club (note change of date from September)

  • An information session & workshop explaining key elements of the JfF package, including the impact for families & service providers
  • 12.00-3.00pm (includes lunch)
  • Register here Free for members; $155 for non-members
Wednesday 25 October: Jobs for Families Information session: Victoria University Sunshine Convention Centre
  • An information session & workshop explaining key elements of the JfF package, including the impact for families & service providers
  • 12.00-3.00pm (includes lunch)
  • Register here  Free for members; $155 for non-members
Friday 24 November: AGM & Christmas Party: Kew Golf Club
  • Join us to hear how ACAV is travelling and to appoint the Board for the coming year.
  • Drinks and canapes after the formal business will make it a great evening
  • 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Register here $100 for members; $155 for non-members
Wednesday 28 February: Workplace Relations Seminar Workshop: Quest Flemington
  • A full day of information & discussion of the Children's Services Award & Educational Services (Teachers') Award led by our IR Partners FCB Group.
  • Join us to learn more about the Awards, common issues and advice on what to do when staff management outcomes go wrong. 
  • 9.00am - 6.00pm, including networking drinks at the end of the day
  • Register here $355 for members; $455 for non-members

Saturday 24 March: ECEC Service bus trip: Meet at Tulip St ELC, Cheltenham

  • Hop on board the ACAV Charter bus to visit 3 "Exceeding" services
  • Includes a 3 course lunch at a Mornington Peninsula winery
  • Includes presentations by Services & discussion led by Louise Dorrat 
  • 9.00am-5.00pm (returns to Tulip St ELC)
  • Register here $355 for members; $455 for non-members
Wednesday 18 April: Owners' Networking lunch: Geppetto Trattoria, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
  • Join fellow service operators for an intimate lunch featuring discussion led by Paul Mondo, ACA national President
  • 12.00-2.00pm
  • Register here $100 for members; $155 for non-members (max 15 pp)
Saturday 26 May: ECEC Service bus trip: Meet at Time-Out Child Care Centre, Northcote
  • Hop on board the ACAV Charter bus to visit 3 "Exceeding" services
  • Includes a 3 course lunch at a Yarra Valley winery
  • Incudes presentations by Services & discussion led by Catharine Hydon 
  • 9.00am-4.30pm (returns to Time-Out CCC)
  • Register here $355 for members; $455 for non-members

Wednesday 18 June: Owners' Networking lunch: Venue To be confirmed
  • Join fellow service operators for an intimate lunch featuring discussion led by Paul Mondo, ACA national President
  • 12.00- 2.00pm
  • Register here $100 for members; $155 for non-members (Registration link coming soon)

Supplier members who offer training and support

A number of our Supplier members offer professional development, training and consultancy. Please advise them you are an ACAV member to access preferential treatment:

Apprenticeships Matter - Kara Prichard

Astute Early Years Specialists - Kim Davis

CFT International - Margret Leslie

Childcare by Design - Dr Brenda Abbey

Childcare Management Systems - Megan Sharman

Customised Training - Rhonda Ross

Edirection - Kavita Bali - 0416 615 770

InFocus Food Safety - Melinda Chapman

ITHEA - Peter Kyriacou

Nutrition Australia - Beth Scholes

Safe Sleep Space - Cindy Davenport

The Time Retriever - Peter Johnson

Vet Assess - Genevieve Parle

Wonderwoman Children - Nataly Tormey

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