Past Events

Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts (ECCPA) 2015


Music, Movement & Creative Play – A Patchwork of Possibilities

Australia's Premier Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts.  Four streams of workshops run across the weekend, offering a wide range of topics and teaching styles for those teaching pre-school through to Year 2.

For pre-school teachers, primary school teachers, care givers, special needs teachers, family day care workers, therapists, parents, students of music, maternal and child health nurses and anyone interested in working creatively with young children (0-8 years). 

Dates: 15-16 August 2015

Venue: Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Vic

Keynote Presenter: Mary Knysh (US)


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Download conference brochure 

Download conference program



VOSA Members/ORFF Society Members/OS based participants:

Member/OS Earlybird Full Conference (paid by  30 June 2015) - $270

Member/OS Standard Full Conference - $310

Member/OS Day Rate Earlybird - $170

Member/OS Day Rate Standard - $190

Non Members:

Non Member Earlybird Full Conference - $335

Non Member Standard Full Conference - $375

Non-Member Day Rate Earlybird - $200

Non Member Day Rate Standard - $220

Students/Concession Card Holders (proof required):

Full time student/concession card holder Earlybird Full Conference - $125

Full Time Students & Concession Card Holders Standard Full Conference - $140

Full Time Student/Concession Card Holder Day Rate Earlybird - $95

Full Time Student/Concession Card Holder Day Rate Standard - $105


Student Scholarship

In memory of Jenny Fogarty, VOSA awards a scholarship to one full time student studying early childhood or primary school education.  The awardee will receive complimentary registration for the entire two days of the ECCPA conference.

For further details please click here.

General Scholarship


ECCPA Conference Scholarships are available to enable general class teachers & music educators around the world, with demonstrated financial need, to attend an ECCPA conference.  These scholarships will contribute to the registration, travel, and accommodation costs up to AU$3,000.  Strict guidelines apply.  Please click here for further information.


Accommodation suggestions

Pathfinder Motel (very basic)
380 Cotham Road
(Cnr Burke Rd & Cotham Rd)

Quest Serviced Apartments Mont Albert
741-745 Whitehorse Rd
Mont Albert

The Quest Beaumont Apartments
7 Studley Park Road

Quest Serviced Apartments Kew
19-21 Walpole Street 

Wellington House
159 Wellington Street

Apartments @ Kew Q45 - The Park Avenue Group 
45 Pakington Street

Best Western (brand new)
115 Cotham Road