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Mentoring ECTs to reach full registration 

2019 dates have been announced: view flyer

Gowrie SA have teamed with CCCSA and the Teachers Registration Board in an exciting new mentoring project, to support small groups of ECTs and their centre director, through the process of reaching full teachers registration.

Over 8 sessions, participants will:

  • Explore the director’s role in supporting a provisionally registered teacher to move towards full registration.
  • Unpack the AITSL Standards to understand what they mean in a child care setting.
  • Be supported in creating a portfolio of evidence.
  • Develop critical reflection skills.
  • Share and understand requirements of documentation.

There will be an initial 3 hour session for the centre director to outline the requirements of the AITSL Teaching Standards, explore the director’s role in supporting a provisionally registered teacher and the processes needed to achieve full registration. Mentoring for individual ECTS and directors is available at an additional cost.

Cost per person: $700.00*
*CCCSA will contribute $200 to this cost for CCCSA members.

Note: We encourage you to join this mentoring program even if you are not currently employed at a service, as we can support you with a modified process.


To register a group from your service, please contact Mary Scales:
Ph: (08) 8234 5219



Bicultural Mentoring

Supporting the meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) children, and children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds by supporting educators to work with children from these backgrounds.

Gowrie’s cultural mentor would support the educators in the service to build their capacity to support children from ATSI and CALD backgrounds. Funding can be accessed through the Innovative Solutions stream of the Inclusion Support Programme.

How does your Bicultural Mentor help your service? 

  • Understanding the context of individual children
  • Support communication with families
  • Share connections to community organisations
  • Provision of fact sheets
  • Providing language support 
  • Staff meeting attendance to build 
  • inclusive practice across the team
  • Information sharing with families where English is not the first language
  • Visual documentation ideas to ensure accessibility.

To book or for more information:
Talk to your Inclusion Professional about accessing Innovative solutions funding.
Talk to Gowrie SA Professional Learning Program staff to arrange a quote – this is submitted with your Innovative Solutions funding application. 

Please note: This is relevant for services eligible for support through the Inclusion Support Program.

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Video Mentoring

Would you like to increase your team’s ability to reflect, understand and improve day to day interactions with children in your service, to achieve positive outcomes in behaviour and attachment relationships? 
Gowrie SA can offer you the positive impacts and benefits of video mentoring. 

What will happen?
A certified COS-P facilitator/consultant will visit your service and record video footage of day to day interactions between educators and children. They will also discuss with you what you hope to achieve through the mentoring project and what areas you would like to examine or improve.

Your mentor will then analyse the footage and share it with relevant team members. Valuable reflection and improvements can be achieved as we unpack the visual material with you, receiving specialised theory and attachment based guidance on the ways in which children’s behaviours, verbal and non-verbal cues can be viewed and understood more clearly. This will enable your staff to grow and improve their understandings of interactions in practical visually powerful ways that are difficult to achieve in the fast paced daily environment of a centre. 

Benefits of video mentoring are:

  • Provide a ‘fly on the wall’ style view of day to day interactions.
  • Develops educators’ self-reflection capacity
  • Identify educators strengths and underutilised capacity 
  • Develop the ability to recognise the subtle cues children display 
  • Engage in a collaborative approach to reflection and ongoing improvement and learning around behaviours and attachment with your team
  • Practical ideas and strategies to take away from the mentoring sessions.

Cost: $242 for 1.5 hours (+ travel costs) 
Contact:  or call (08) 8234 5219



Professional learning consultancy services

Our professional learning programs are embedded in current research and practice, supporting services to deliver outcomes for children and families. The connection with our children's programs enables our professional learning to be relevant, accessible and practical, supporting requirements under the National Quality Framework.

Gowrie SA has a range of professional development and support options for education and care services in SA including long day care, family day care, outside school hours care, kindergarten/preschool, in-home care, budget based funded services, and occasional care. We also support professionals working in health, wellbeing and community services.

Professional development and support can be accessed at Gowrie SA or we can visit your service, providing professional learning for individuals, small groups or whole staff teams.

Our customised approaches support services to develop in-depth Professional Learning Plans at individual or service levels which achieve learning goals over time. 

We can come to you...

Professional learning opportunities include:
  • Professional development workshops 
  • Facilitated staff meetings to build collaborative learning communities 
  • Building capacity of educators to support ongoing learning
  • Consultancy, support and mentoring 
  • Rural workshops and support services are available throughout SA 
  • Specialist presenters including interstate and international recognised leaders
  • Online Training Website