Online Learning Series

We have three types of online sessions:

Open to Play Australia Members Only

Join with experts globally to hear them informally discuss topical issues in play, risk and play space development.

Available to Full Benefits Members only.

Join with our panel of experts to discuss the latest Australian Standards and topical issues in risk management of play spaces.

Open to everyone - Members and Non-Members.

Our Special Events respond to the needs of the day, particularly to build our play advocacy.

Active transport and play, the perfect match, Play Today Training Session with Dr Hulya Gilbert
 

Hulya Gilbert is an urban planner, demographer and researcher with over 15 years of industry experience with both local government and non-government sectors. This presentation will explore the distinctive ways that children’s everyday lives and movements are constrained by car-privileging policies and discourses. 

Despite the well reported social and environmental issues associated with car based mobilities, in reality, the spatial and social exclusion that children face is often overlooked owing to the prevalence of car use across Australian societies. As a result, many public places, such as local streets, become hostile environments for children and young people.
 

Thursday 14 October 2021

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA (AEDT)

10:00am-11:00am BNE (AEST)

10:30am-11:30am ADL (ACDT)

9:30am-10:30am DRW (ACST)

8:00am-9:00am PER (AWST)

 

Member only event
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This event is now closed.

Design and future trends, Play Today Training Session with Jill Rice
 

Jill Rice, is the Executive Officer of Play Aotearoa, the New Zealand branch of IPA World. Jill will discuss how designs always need to respond thoughtfully to the unique attributes of a space and the aspirations of local communities to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

Jill particularly enjoys hearing from the children themselves about what activities and opportunities they would like to engage with in her design process and uncovering the stories of the local area that might be told through her designs.
 

Thursday 21 October 2021

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA (AEDT)

10:00am-11:00am BNE (AEST)

10:30am-11:30am ADL (ACDT)

9:30am-10:30am DRW (ACST)

8:00am-9:00am PER (AWST)

 

Member only event
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This event is now closed.

Special Event with Martin Sheppard and Grant Humphreys, Sports Surfaces Standards
 

Grant Humphreys and Martin Sheppard will discuss the complexities of surfacing across the sports sector to be followed by a Q & A.

This event provides an excellent opportunity to access expert information from two leaders in their fields, plus a unique learning session on standards and how they relate to sporting surfaces.
 

Thursday 28 October 2021

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA (AEDT)

10:00am-11:00am BNE (AEST)

10:30am-11:30am ADL (ACDT)

9:30am-10:30am DRW (ACST)

8:00am-9:00am PER (AWST)

 

Free event open to everyone - Members and Non-Members welcome.

This event is now closed.

Natural and loose-fill impact attenuating surfaces, Playground standards session with David Eager
 

Professor David Eager was Chair of the playground standards committee for 13 years. In this session David will present 25 years of research into the testing of sand and bark suitable for use as IAS within children’s playgrounds. He will give you some practical tips on what to look out for when choosing suitable IAS sand and bark.

This specialised Playground Standards Session will provide information discovered from David’s research in the use of sand and bark as undersurfacing material in playgrounds and give you practical tips on what to look out for when choosing suitable materials.
 

Thursday 04 November 2021

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA (AEDT)

10:00am-11:00am BNE (AEST)

10:30am-11:30am ADL (ACDT)

9:30am-10:30am DRW (ACST)

8:00am-9:00am PER (AWST)

 

Full Benefits Member only event
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This event is now closed.

Education for sustainability, special event with Dr Sue Elliott
 

Dr Sue Elliott is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of New England (UNE), New South Wales. She is an experienced practitioner, academic and author in early childhood education with a focus on education for sustainability, outdoor play spaces and nature play.

This presentation will outline what is and what could be with multi-stakeholder systemic engagement in early childhood education for sustainability. To challenge and extend understandings about working towards sustainable futures with young children to create Climate Resilient Early Childhood Education Services. Read More
 

Thursday 11 November 2021

11:00am-12:00pm MEL, SYD, CBR, HBA (AEDT)

10:00am-11:00am BNE (AEST)

10:30am-11:30am ADL (ACDT)

9:30am-10:30am DRW (ACST)

8:00am-9:00am PER (AWST)

 

Free event open to everyone - Members and Non-Members welcome.

This event is now closed