Complete an Online Transition Learning and Development Statement

​​The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) tool re-opened on Monday 12 July 2021. 

You will have received new login credentials through your registered service email address (as per NQAITS) in July 2021.

About the Online TLDS tool

The Online TLDS tool, accessed through the Insight Assessment Platform, makes it easier for early childhood teachers to complete and share Transition Learning and Development Statements with schools to support effective transitions.

The Online TLDS tool allows early childhood services to send Transition Learning and Development Statements directly to the child's school, where it can be 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 tool to write Transition Learning and Development Statements, early childhood teachers should provide families with the Introduction to transition information sheet: Resources for families. This information sheet informs families that via the Online TLDS tool, information about their child will be completed, shared and stored on an online system (the Insight Assessment Platform). It outlines the privacy and security measures taken to ensure their child’s data is kept safe. Despite these measures, some families may not want their child’s Transition Learning and Development Statement completed via the Online TLDS tool. If parents actively choose to opt out of using the online system you can download the electronic Transition Learning and Development Statement below. 

Access the Online TLDS tool

Transition Learning and Development Statements are completed using the Online TLDS tool which is hosted on the Insight Assessment Platform.

All funded kindergarten services, including long day care services, have been sent Online TLDS login details via their service email address, as registered on the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQAITS).

Services who did 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 insight@linkit.com (a no reply mailbox).

If you have any difficulties accessing the Online TLDS tool after receiving your log in details, please contact the State Library Victoria IT helpdesk (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) on 03 8664 7001 or toll free 1800 629 835.

Please note that any Transition Learning and Development Statements created by your service in 2020 (for children attending school in 2021) are still available on the platform in a read-only format.

What’s new in 2021

The Online TLDS tool is the same in appearance as 2020 with some minor changes, including:

  • reminders that recommend image size for attachments is under 2MB
  • links created to share the statement with families will expire in 14 days, rather than 7
  • the navigation menu highlights the section the user is currently viewing.

Support available for the TLDS tool

Prompts and sequential ordering across screens in the Online TLDS will guide you through the completion of transition learning and development statements.

In addition, the following materials are available to support you in using the Online TLDS tool.

User guides and tip sheets

An Early Childhood Educators Guide (docm - 109.92kb) for the TLDS has been developed for 2021.

See SLV Kindergarten IT support to access:

  • Online TLDS introductory video (under 'resources')
  • Tip sheets

Helpdesk

The State Library Victoria (SLV) has been engaged to provide IT support to services using the Online TLDS tool, including a helpdesk.

The helpdesk is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. 

To contact the SLV Helpdesk:

Online TLDS training

Online training will be available in 2021.

The Online TLDS training is designed for kindergarten staff looking for support in using the Online TLDS tool. Please note that the training will only cover how to use the online tool and will not cover what to write in a Transition Learning and Development Statement.

Online TLDS training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, and educators responsible for completing transition learning and development statements.  Sessions will be provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in online two-hour sessions.

It is suggested that you review the support materials before booking into training.

For further information, please visit the Online TLDS training from the State Library of Victoria website. 

Professional learning on how to write TLDS to support effective transition to school is also available for early childhood teachers and educators who are new to, or would like to refresh their knowledge of, the TLDS. To register for this professional learning, visit Transition Learning and Development Statements.

Using the Electronic Transition Learning and Development Statement

It is strongly encouraged that you log in and try out the Online TLDS tool. 

User guides to support you using the electronic Transition Learning and Development Statement are available here:

For more detailed information, view the Electronic Transition Learning and Development Statement (docm - 109.92kb).

Information for schools

If you are a Foundation teacher or Insight administrator, you can learn how to access transition learning and development statements for new students via the Policy and Advisory Library.