The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (TLDS) is now open for services to construct TLDS for children attending school in 2020.
The Online TLDS, accessed via the Insight assessment platform, makes it easier for early childhood teachers to complete and share the TLDS with schools to support effective transitions.
The platform has undergone system improvements in response to constructive feedback from the sector in 2018.
The Online TLDS allows early childhood services to send the TLDS directly to the child's future school, where it is linked to the child's individual profile. As the child progresses through school, additional assessments of learning (such as the English and Mathematics Online Interviews) are added to this profile. This supports continuity of learning and provides receiving teachers with a more holistic picture of the child's learning and development history.
Prior to using the Online TLDS, it is important to consider ongoing communication and relationships with families. To ensure consistent messaging for families, early childhood teachers should provide families with the introduction to transition information sheet: Resources for families
Access the online TLDS
Transition learning and development statements (TLDS) are completed online using the Insight assessment platform.
All kindergarten and long day care services have been sent login details via their service email address, as registered on the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQAITS).
Services who do not receive an email with log in details should first check if their email address details are correct on the NQAITS.
Any changes to the service email addresses registered in the NQAITS will trigger an email with new log in details for the Online TLDS within approximately 24 hours.
The email will be from firstname.lastname@example.org (a no reply mailbox).
If you have any difficulties accessing the Online TLDS after receiving your log in details, please contact the State Library IT helpdesk (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) on 03 8664 7001 or toll free 1800 629 835.
Please note that any Online TLDS that were created by your service in 2018 (for children attending school in 2019) are still available on the platform in a read-only format.
Support available to complete a TLDS
Prompts and sequential ordering across screens will guide you through the completion of the Online TLDS.
In addition, the following materials are available to support you in using the system.
User guides and tip sheets
The following materials are available to support you in using the Online TLDS:
A step-by-step user guide:
See SLV Kindergarten IT support to access:
- Online TLDS introductory video (under 'resources')
- Tip sheets
The State Library Victoria (SLV) has been engaged to provide IT support to services completing the online TLDS, including a helpdesk.
The helpdesk is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
To contact the SLV Helpdesk:
Online TLDS face-to-face training
Optional face-to-face training is available again in 2019.
The Online TLDS face-to-face basic training is designed for kindergarten staff looking for support in completing an online website form.
This training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, and educators responsible for constructing Transition Learning and Development Statements (TLDS). Sessions are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face, three-hour sessions.
Please note that the face to face training sessions will only cover
how to use the online website and
will not cover what to write in a transition statement.
It is suggested that you review the support materials before booking onto training.
For further information and to register, please visit the State Library of Victoria website:
Online TLDS face-to-face training
Using the electronic TLDS
It is strongly encouraged that you log in and try out the Online TLDS.
However, in the rare occasion that you are unable to access the Online TLDS, or if parents actively decide to opt out of using the online system you can download the electronic TLDS here:
User guides to support you using the electronic TLDS are available here:
Information for schools
If you're a teacher or Insight administrator, learn how to
access transition statements for new prep students.