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15th March 2019

Storytime Live Streaming

Tune into our Storytime page to view a regular LIVE VIDEO of State Library Victoria's storytellers & volunteers running Storytime.

We know that not every child can get to their library to participate and we want to share the fun with as many kindergartens as we can.



19th February 2019

2018 Online TLDS platform closure

DET has advised that the platform for the Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) will be undergoing improvements in the first half of this year (2019). For this purpose the system will be temporarily closed and therefore unavailable to all early childhood services from 1 March 2019.

Any further questions please contact DET directly via psts@edumail.vic.gov.au



30th January 2019

IT skills training in March & May 2019

Schedule and registration is now available

Face to face training sessions start from 4th March 2019.
Topics include: Introduction to KIM system (Kindergarten Information Management (801) & Create Portfolio's in Word (301)

View our training information and register here:https://www.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/traininglinks.html

New trial courses

During May we will be trialling a series of new courses focused on technology for learning. We are offering two sessions for each course delivered at State Library Victoria during the month of May.

You can read more about the trial courses and register your interest here:https://www.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/training/trial.html

Call 1800 629 835 or Book now online


14th January 2019

Welcome back to 2019!

The Kindergarten IT Program welcomes kindergarten teachers, staff and children back for the new year. We are already receiving enquiries about training offerings. A new round of IT training will be available for booking in February 2019.

More information will be provided soon.

We wish you a successful 2019!



4th December 2018

Tip - Business Continuity

Before your kindergarten closes for the Christmas holidays, we have a few IT tips to ensure business continuity.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - Business Continuity



3rd December 2018

Christmas Holiday updates

Please note that the Kindergarten IT Program helpdesk will be closed from 25th December 2018 to 1st January 2019. IT Support services will resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 from 9AM.

Just before you leave for the school break its helpful to:

  1. 1. Shut down your computer
  2. 2. Switch off the modem
  3. 3. Switch off the power and unplug at the wall socket

This can stop a possible power surge or damage to your computer if there is a storm and it also saves energy. Post-It note your keyboard - Turn the modem and power back on - to remind staff on return from break.

Webmail

If you want to check your webmail over the break, remember the new webmail is here:
https://webmail.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/

The username is the full email address.


22nd November 2018

Warning - phishing/spam emails

We are aware of a series of phishing or spam emails that appear to be sent from aat@kindergarten.vic.gov.au or htkadmin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Please do not open the email.

Please delete the email.



12th November 2018

Video - How to compose and send email in webmail

Short video on using webmail covering:

Click the thumbnail or follow the Video link

To access webmail click the Webmail link



7th November 2018

Video - How to log into webmail

Short video on how to log into your email account from any browser

Click the thumbnail or follow the Video link

To access webmail click the Webmail link



26th September 2018

Tip - Google My Business

How to register and verify your kindergarten with Google to help parents

find your service details quickly.

Refer to our Tip - Tip - Google My Business



5th September 2018

Online TLDS platform is NOT a record keeping tool

Essentially each service will have your own policy regarding retention of documents for a child's record. DET has outlined the legislative requirements (Page 5 of Guide to Information sharing ), but services do have freedom within that legislation to make your own policies regarding child assessments.

DET has advised that the Online TLDS should not be used as a record keeping tool, and not relied on to meet kindergartens' document retention obligations - so a copy of the completed TLDS should be maintained as per each kindergarten's service policy.

If you require more information, please contact DET directly via psts@edumail.vic.gov.au



6th August 2018

Tip - How to save Word document to PDF format?

How to save Word document to PDF format?

Refer to our Tip - Tip - How to save Word document to PDF format?



27th July 2018

Kindergarten IT Program Online TLDS Course Resource

We realise that there are a lot of people could not enroll into our KITP Online TLDS training course due to the limited seats we can offer.

Kindergarten IT Program Online TLDS course resource now can be found by going to our Training page or Download Here (PDF, 5 MB)



19th July 2018

2018 midyear IT survey prize winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the prize draw for our midyear IT survey.

Thank you, we received 108 survey responses (online through our website and at the ELAA conference), all surveys went in the draw to win Storytime Live Books for their Kindergarten and the lucky winner was...Iris Ramsay Kindergarten!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to complete the survey. The feedback is essential to informing how we support the IT needs of Community Kindergartens.



16th July 2018

Online TLDS Introduction video

How to use the new Online TLDS platform? Having difficulties to use the Online TLDS platform? Please refer to our introduction video.



28th June 2018

Online TLDS Login Credentials

Please note: Department of Education and Training will email the Online TLDS login credential to kindergarten's Service Email Address.

If you are not sure about what your service email address is, you can find the information on Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority's website: https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/national-registers/services?s=&field_service_id=&f[0]=service_state%3AVIC

If you want to change/update the service email address, you can go to National Quality Agenda IT System's (NQAITS) website: https://public.nqaits.acecqa.gov.au/Pages/Landing.aspx

If you are not able to log into the NQAITS portal, we suggest you to speak to your service manager or contact NQAITS directly via licensed.childrens.services@edumail.vic.gov.au. The timeframe for updating a service email address will likely be 24hrs.



25th June 2018

Online TLDS training

Please note: Due to the high volume enrollment regarding to the new Online TLDS training, we would like to point out again that the training will only cover the basic technology/functionality of the online platform. It is designed for educators with limited IT knowledge or experience. If you are able to use online platforms (for example online banking or online shopping) the user guides, tip sheets and phone help desk is likely to be sufficient.

The training will not provide guidance for educators on completing the content of the transition statement itself.

Please refer to the Department's resources for developing transition statements https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transitionstat.aspx

If you need to cancel your current training booking, please contact 1800 629 835 or email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au



20th June 2018

IT skills training in July/August 2018

Topics include: Online TLDS and KIMs.

Face to face training sessions start from 23rd July 2018!

We are offering face to face training for two important online platforms Kindergartens use, the Online TLDS and KIM platform. These courses are available to all registered Victorian kindergartens, which is twice the usual number we offer to. So book in soon to avoid missing out.

Please note: The Online TLDS training does not provide guidance for educators on completing the transition statement itself, only the functionality of the online platform. Please refer to the Department's resources for developing transition statements https://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transitionstat.aspx

Call 1800 629 835 or Book now online