Meet the NQS by Caring for the Environment

Meet the NQS by Caring for the Environment

  • Cool+
  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Course summary


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.

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.

Course time:

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access via your personal dashboard.

Accreditation:

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW:

  • 2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
  • 3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
  • 3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours professional development for teachers in the ACT for 2023.

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Course Content

Getting Started

Getting Started

01.
Introduction
02.
Why is sustainability important?
03.
Set a learning goal
NQS 3.2.3

NQS 3.2.3

04.
About Quality 3.2.3
05.
Environmental strategies in your QIP
06.
Service cares for the environment
07.
Examples of caring for the environment
08.
Your service
09.
Children become environmentally responsible
10.
Example of becoming environmentally responsible
11.
Your children
12.
Steps to 3.2.3
Your Teaching

Your Teaching

13.
Conduct an audit
14.
Involve others
15.
EYLF teaching resources
Reflection

Reflection

16.
Reflection
17.
Taxonomy of learning
18.
Suggestions for collaboration in your communities of learning
19.
Congratulations

Course instructor

Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this take to complete?

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access via your personal dashboard.

Will I get proof of completion?

You will get a Cool.org certificate when you finish, which you can access any time via your personal dashboard, it will also be sent to you by email.

Is this course accredited?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except NSW:

  • 2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
  • 3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
  • 3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023. Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion. 

What are the curriculum links?

This course supports National Quality Standard 3.2:

  • The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible. (Element 3.2.3)
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