ECE Forum (TUT) The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC): Planning for Children's Development

50 places available

Start:  Tuesday 15 November 2022 - 12.00pm

Finish: Tuesday 15 November 2022 - 3.30pm

Noon    A light lunch will be available

1pm:    Forum commences

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)



About the forum

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) continues to provide Early Childhood Educators with opportunities to develop effective industrial and professional practice, understandings and knowledge. 

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), completed by schools every three years, measures young children’s progress across five developmental domains.  With the release of the 2021 results, schools have trend data to identify what is working well and what needs to be improved. 

The SSTUWA invites school leaders and teachers to join Gail Clark, Western Australian AEDC Coordinator, Principal Stephen Soames and Nadia Wilson-Ali, Director of Education and Quality at Nido Education to learn more about the AEDC and its application in the school setting.

Gail will discuss how the results can be used as an evidence base to inform planning and key community partnerships. Stephen will share his experience integrating the AEDC in practice and planning.  Nadia will talk about opportunities to maximise children’s continuity of learning through strong connections between families, schools and early childhood education and care services.

Specifically, this forum will support you to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the AEDC.
  • Understand child development in your local area.
  • Apply the AEDC in planning for children's development.
  • Make links with the National Quality Standard, Early Years Learning Framework and Western Australian Curriculum.
  • Maximise continuity of learning as children transition to full-time school.
  • Dive into the AEDC School and Early Childhood Education and Engagement Kit.


$ 60 : Members
$ 120 : Non-Members


Noon: Light lunch will be served


Gail Clark - AEDC State Coordinator

Stephen Soames - Principal, Westfield Park Primary School

Nadia Wilson-Ali - Director of Education and Quality at Nido Education

Nominated Audience

Early Childhood Educators K-2 and School Leaders

Trade union training leave - Schools

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

The school will not be charged for the salary of the person attending trade union training - this is covered by the DoE.  However, if a relief teacher is required, this is funded through the school's one line budget.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Ensure staff attending training have selected TUT Leave in HRMIS.
  • Project code 1471 will be generated within the payment system.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning