Introduction to Early Learning STEM

Cool Australia
Educating for a Sustainable future
This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence.
Target Audience
Early Learning Teachers
2 reviews

Learning Areas

General Description

This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your early learning environment. You’ll learn:

  • What STEM is and how to use STEM to develop 21st Century learning skills in Early Learning education.
  • Where STEM fits within the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
  • How to identify examples of STEM in everyday play.
  • How to use STEM to develop curiosity and investigation.
  • Strategies for setting up STEM learning activities, including:
i) Learning spaces for play and interaction. ii)Learning spaces with an educator guiding the experience. *Features of a successful STEM learning space.


Early Learning Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

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- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Introduction to Early Learning STEM before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.



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STEM from an early age

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Identify the importance of STEM in early years education.

Building confidence in STEM

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Explore the essential elements of STEM Teaching.

Your Teaching

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Download teaching resources.


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Reflect on your course learning and next steps

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Latest Reviews

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Introduction to Early Learning STEM - Cool Australia

very good.
easy to follow. Geoff Ludlow
St Joseph’s College
Gregory Terrace

Introduction to Early Learning STEM - Cool Australia

Easy o understand, great ideas to introduce into my classroom.

About the team

Cool Australia


Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.