Why CELA Micro Credentials?

CELA Micro Credentials are online, self-paced workshops that allow you to learn at your own pace and apply what you learn on the job straight away.

Training and development are critical for educators, but it can be hard to find quality training that fits your busy schedule. CELA Micro Credentials are online, self-paced workshops that allow you to learn at your own pace and apply what you learn on the job straight away.

As a peak body for early education, we have supported quality practice for over 40 years, so you can trust us to help you reach your professional goals. Our high-level expertise and strong connections to the early education sector result in material that is relevant, practical, and applicable to all levels of early education professionals.
  • 40 + years

    as a peak body for our sector

  • 7,000 + educators

    trained with us in the past year

Upskill with our targeted professional learning credentials

Many of our members say that their team have critical skill gaps – we can help you to fill them today:

  • Upskill yourself or your entire team

    Our workshops cover topic areas for all levels of educators, from graduates to experienced directors. Supporting your team with expert professional development can improve morale and team cohesion.

  • Learn at your own pace

    You can register today, start tomorrow, and finish in a timeframe that suits you*. All sessions are self-paced and online and can be accessed via desktop, tablet or mobile.

    *within 1 year of registration

  • Receive credible recognition

    CELA Micro Credentials move beyond a certificate of attendance. Once you achieve your Micro Credential, a digital badge verifies the skills and learning acquired. This can be shared on social media platforms, added to your service QIP and be used to enhance your professional resume.

What exactly are micro credentials?

Micro credentials are workshops that build competence around core areas. CELA Micro Credentials offer a range of workshops designed to increase practical skills that can be applied immediately in your day-to-day practice. Each workshop covers one topic and is broken down into a range of short sessions.

  • They are designed for educators to engage in learning at their own pace.

  • They support a variety of learning styles and feature pre-recorded sessions, activities, resources and assessments.

  • Once completed, the educator will receive a digital badge of recognition from CELA that they can share with colleagues via email, and proudly add to the service QIP and their professional profile on platforms like LinkedIn.

How it works

  • Choose a Micro Credential that builds the skills you need for yourself or your team.

  • Purchase the Micro Credential for anyone who needs upskilling in your organisation (you can purchase as many as you like in one transaction).

  • The purchaser/credit card holder will receive a receipt via email.

  • A CELA representative will enrol the student in the relevant Micro Credential (note: the enrolment process will require 24 hours of processing time on weekdays. If the Micro Credential is purchased on a Friday or over the weekend, the enrolment will be completed on a Monday).

  • Once enrolment is completed, the student will receive an email inviting them to change their password and log in to the learning portal.

  • The student has one year from the date of purchase to complete the credential.

What you will receive

Once you complete a Micro Credential you will receive a digital badge and certificate by email. The digital badge can be pasted into your CV, added into your service QIP or shared on social media to showcase your new skills.
Micro credential badges

View a sample of one of our Micro Credentials

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Trusted by government to upskill our sector

We are recognised as sector experts, which has led the NSW Government Department of Early Education Directorate to engage CELA to run many training programs over recent years.

Early Education Leaders Peer Network (ongoing)

Over 600 early education leaders have joined our networking and knowledge sharing portal, where they connect via a forum, regular events and a book club.

Assessment and Rating Training (Sep 2019 - Sep 2020)

Almost 1,300 participants received training around the assessment and rating process.

Communicating Quality Ratings (Apr 2021)

Over 300 early educators attended workshops on communicating the value of quality ratings to families.

Risk Management in Children's Services (Jun 2020)

Over 1,200 sector professionals attended training addressing risk management in children’s services.

CELA Professional Development Testimonials

  • The theory was great but also the practical information. CELA always have high-quality training.”

    LDC Educator, NSW — Participant at Literacy in the Early Years calendar session

  • It was very well presented and easy to understand... I loved the examples and advice given in the different scenarios.”

    LDC Educator, NSW — Participant in ECE Active Supervision calendar session

Why train with CELA?

CELA is a not for profit peak body, so booking your training with CELA benefits you and the entire sector. Any profits made on training fees are re-invested back into our advocacy efforts, membership benefits and the development of new training initiatives.