PD Opportunities

The Association of Child Life Therapists Australia acknowledges the importance of advancing the skills and experience of Child Life Therapists and Assistants working in Australian healthcare settings. We are committed to improving access to professional development opportunities for our members in the following ways:



ACLTA host a conference every two years which provides an invaluable opportunity for Child Life Therapists, assistants and other interested professionals to participate in an educational and networking event. This event allows attendees to learn and reflect upon current research, innovations and best practice in regards to play and education in healthcare settings.

Please see the link below for more information:




ACLTA offer a range of webinars throughout the year for members.  Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for further information about topics and dates.


Free Learning Modules

We have sourced a range of free online modules which you can access via the links below.

Trauma and the Child



Managing Challenging Behaviours



Paediatric Pain Management



Strategies for managing abuse related trauma



Please let us know if you know of any exciting professional development opportunities that may interest our members.




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We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 10th ACLTA Biennial Conference “Challenges and Opportunities”, which will be held in Melbourne on March 22nd and 23rd, 2019 at The Larwill Studio (The Royal Children’s Hospital), Melbourne, VIC!

Follow this link for general event information:


Follow this link for online registration:


We hope to see you there!
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