Short course

The Abecedarian Approach Australia (3a)


2020 Fees

  • 3a Practitioner Training: AUD$1,650 per person
  • 3a Affiliate Trainer: AUD$660 per person
  • 3a Coach: AUD$660 per person
  • Prices are GST inclusive


Term 1 (2020)

  • Practitioner: 30 March – 1 April 2020
  • Affiliate trainer: 2 April 2020
  • Coach 3 April 2020

Term 2 (2020)

  • Practitioner: 15 - 17 June 2020
  • Affiliate trainer: 18 June 2020
  • Coach 19 June 2020


Melbourne Graduate School of Education (Building 278)
100 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne

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Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

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Deliver enhanced educational outcomes with 3a and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE).


3a is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five.

Research has shown that using early 3a based interventions can create a lasting change in children’s lives both before and after a child starts school. Within the framework of stable relationships, the Abecedarian elements of Language Priority, Conversational Reading, Learning Games, and Enriched Caregiving creates a learning environment that can support children’s development to their full potential.

Training options

  • 3a Practitioner
    3a Practitioners become skilled in implementing 3a strategies to support their early childhood setting.
  • 3a Affiliate Trainer
    3a Affiliate Trainers are able to lead practitioner-level training within their organisations to build and maintain the quality of 3a at an organisational level.
  • 3a Coach
    3a Coaches are well equipped to coach and mentor early childhood professionals in the implementation of 3a within your organisation.
  • Organisational 3a training
    MGSE specialists can conduct programs for your organisation on your premises. Or, we can work with you to train your trainers and coaches so you can conduct your own 3a training. If you are interested in on-site or group training please email

Check the 3a website for more information including research evidence, detailed training options and resources.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for 3a Affiliate or 3a Coach Training, it is essential that you have already completed 3a Practitioner Training.

This course is presented in partnership with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.