The Online Transition Learning and Development Statement (Online TLDS) tool reopened on 13 July 2020.
Your service will have received new login credentials through the registered service email address (as per NQAITS) in July 2020.
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 an 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 kindergarten and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 2019 (for children attending school in 2020) are still available on the platform in a read-only format.
What’s new in 2020
The Online TLDS tool is the same in appearance as 2019 with some minor changes, including:
- on the creation of a new transition learning and development statements, you will be asked to confirm that the child’s family is aware that the TLDS for their child is being created on the Insight Assessment Platform
- text amendments to guiding instructions in each section for additional clarity
- image rotation buttons to allow uploaded photos or documents to be rotated if required.
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
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 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
Optional online training will be available in 2020.
The Online TLDS training is designed for kindergarten staff looking for support in completing an online transition learning and development statement 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.
Using the electronic transition learning and development statement
It is strongly encouraged that you log in and try out the Online TLDS tool.
However, on the rare occasion that you are unable to access the Online TLDS tool, or if parents actively choose to opt out of using the online system you can download the electronic transition learning and development statement here:
User guides to support you using the electronic transition learning and development statement are available here:
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.