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Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know the benefits of positive attitudes, behaviours and equality being embedded in our education settings. The Respectful Relationships initiative is offering free professional learning for early childhood educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs.

The professional learning is designed to strengthen the capacity of early childhood educators to promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and behaviours within their teaching approach, to enable children to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It will also increase educator knowledge about the role of gender equality in the prevention of family violence, and is informed by the Respectful Relationships in schools approach recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Up to 6000 early childhood educators will opt in and benefit from the professional learning.


The training is available state-wide, to early childhood educators working in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs with a bachelor, diploma or certificate III qualification. 

Topics  covered

Understanding, defining and exploring the dynamics of gender equality and family violence
Understanding and developing respectful relationships in early childhood
Supporting children to understand and manage their emotions through social competence and promoting inclusive environments in early childhood
Understanding family violence and the practical strategies for building support networks

Course length

Two hour e-learning module 

One day workshop of 6.5 hours (9am – 3:30pm)

Dates and venues

The one-day workshops will run state-wide in Terms 1 and 2 for educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten. All 2020 dates and location options are listed below:


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 14, 27 February; 4, 5 June

South West Victoria Region

Ballarat - 20, 21 February

Colac - 5 March

Footscray - 20, 21, 24 February

Geelong - 10, 11 March

Hamilton - 2 March

Hoppers Crossing - 17, 18 February

Horsham - 27 February

Melton - 26 February

Torquay - 6 March

Warrnambool - 4 March

South East Victoria Region

Dandenong - 12, 13 March

Dingley - 19 March

Frankston - 16, 17, 18 March

Wheeler’s Hill - 15, 18, 19 May

North East Victoria Region

Blackburn - 20 March

Cobram - 6 May

Heidelberg - 20, 21 May

Lilydale - 13, 14 May

Ringwood - 11, 12 May

Shepparton - 7 May

Wallan - 8 May

Wangaratta - 4 May

Wodonga - 1 May

North West Victoria Region

Bendigo - 25, 26 May

Broadmeadows - 2 June

Craigieburn - 3 June

Echuca - 27 May

Mildura - 29 May

Preston – 28 February; 5 May

South Morang - 22 May

Sunbury - 1 June

Swan Hill - 28 May

Together we can lead the way in supporting children to develop resilience, confidence and respectful relationships so that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

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