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Adult Training Programmes

Julia Gabriel Initial Certificate
(Child Learning & Development)

Join us for a programme which focuses on child development and early learning to help adults to better understand children. Taught by senior early childhood educators from Julia Gabriel Centre and Chiltern House Preschool, the course teaches participants about the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development of children from birth through to the age of 8. Participants develop awareness and sensitivity to children’s needs, learn what to expect from children as they grow, and discover how to create a warm and secure learning environment while helping children reach their full potential.

Programme Structure

  • Module A: Understanding Children’s Development
  • Module B: Ensuring Positive Outcomes for Children

Participants who complete both modules and the necessary assignments will receive the Julia Gabriel Initial Certificate in Child Learning & Development. (The two modules do not necessarily need to be done in the same intake.)

Course content during the 2 modules

  • Holistic development of young children
  • Understanding milestones and developmental stages (prenatal to age 8)
  • Linking theory and practices
  • Red flags – an introduction to developmental concerns
  • Observation and interpretation skills
  • Exploring multiple intelligences and learning styles
  • Effective communication for interaction and managing behaviour
  • Exploring play, scaffolding and learning for planning activities

The Julia Gabriel Initial Certificate (Child Learning & Development) is a bridging course available to people who want to do the Julia Gabriel Foundation Teaching Certificate (Speech & Drama) programme who don’t have existing qualifications in education, child development or other related fields. Julia Gabriel Introductory Certificate in Child Learning & Development is also open to anyone who has an interest in how young children develop and wants to expand their knowledge of the ways in which young learn.

Eligible for Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Credit 

Course Code:  CRS-N-0045972

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Contact the Julia Gabriel School of Education

To find out more about Julia Gabriel School of Education’s programmes or to submit corporate group registrations, please contact us at:

Telephone:  6496 9405