Leading with the National Quality Standard

PL # 14090

  • Starting on 22 May 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 19 Feb 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 19 Feb 2024

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed


This workshop, designed for Early Childhood leaders and educators in schools who have responsibility for the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), will explore the connections between the National Quality Standard (NQS), the EYLF v2.0, and your school’s strategic planning. 

Participants will be provided with a copy of the cross-sectoral publication, 'The National Quality Standard in Action – Western Australian Schools', which is scheduled for publication in early 2024. Together, we will explore how the case studies and support materials contained within this resource can support critical reflection on practice and enhance the development of your school’s QIP. Opportunities for networking and sharing will be a feature of this workshop, as we explore possibilities for the EYLF v2.0’s practice of ‘Collaborative Leadership and Teamwork’ to inform QIP processes. 


Rebecca Duncan (AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant

Rebecca Duncan <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Rebecca Duncan has been working in education since 1998. Along with teaching experience in each year level across Kindergarten to Year 4, her roles have included Coordinator of the Learning Development Centre at Christ Church Grammar Preparatory School as well as leadership in the integration of learning technologies. In 2004, Rebecca was the recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for Western Australia, in recognition of her work in the promotion of early literacy practice at All Saints’ College.

Rebecca has been with AISWA since late 2010, when she was contracted to write a resource to support educators in their implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This project culminated in the publication of the acclaimed book, 'Early Years Learning Framework: In Action'. Ongoing employment as a consultant for AISWA followed, initially in the Curriculum, then Literacy teams, interspersed by the births of her three children. Rebecca now works for AISWA in a part-time capacity and thoroughly enjoys her role as a consultant within the early childhood team. She has lead numerous projects at AISWA, including initiatives to connect the Australian Curriculum and EYLF, one of which lead to AISWA’s publication of 'Playing with the Australian Curriculum' (2013). Her teacher resource, 'Journeys of Inquiry', was published in 2018, highlighting case studies of inquiry in early childhood. This has now been accompanied by a second volume of inspiring stories of inquiry pedagogies in 'Further Journeys of Inquiry', which was published by AISWA in 2020. Rebecca's latest publication for AISWA, 'Playful STEM: Using Blocks in Kindergarten to Year 2' is due for distribution in 2021. Inquiry pedagogies, early literacy and numeracy, learning through play, integrative approaches, responsiveness to children, learning technologies, and the Early Years Learning Framework represent a few of Rebecca’s areas of specialty.

Wendy Candy (AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant

Wendy Candy <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Wendy Candy is an Early Childhood Consultant with AISWA. She is an experienced educator, leader, and mentor with expertise in designing innovative curricula and pedagogy in early childhood contexts. In 2019, Wendy was the recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders WA Teacher Leader Award for Excellence. She has taught in early years classrooms and in universities and has conducted research on supporting educators and engaging children in ethical decision-making around sustainability issues. Wendy is currently researching educational leaders’ perspectives on play-based learning. Wendy is passionate about professional growth, teaching pedagogies and curriculum development, sustainability and quality learning and teaching. Wendy has recent teaching experiences and stories of practice, and she looks forward to providing support and mentoring for educators and leaders. Her work at AISWA includes supporting the development of Quality Improvement Plans, mentoring and coaching, assisting with planning and programming, and providing advice in early childhood pedagogy, including literacy, play-based learning and nature pedagogy.

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Leading with the National Quality Standard

Date / Time

22 May 2024 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1


Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Leadership
  • Pre-Primary
  • Kindergarten
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Event Contact

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