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What is Teacher Professional Development

What is Teacher Professional Development

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), Teacher Professional Development includes processes, activities and experiences that provide opportunities for teachers to extend their learning and support their accreditation.

By completing professional development support teachers’ professional growth and enables them to keep their skills up to date. Teachers maintaining accreditation at Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher are required to undertake professional development which relates to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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Maintaining Your Accreditation

Maintaining your accreditation is a requirement for all teachers accredited at Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher level.  The maintenance period for accreditation is five years for full-time teachers, or seven years for part-time or casual teachers.  During each maintenance period, teachers need to complete at least 100 hours of professional development.

For Proficient Teachers, the 100 hours must include:

For Highly Accomplished or Lead Teachers, the 100 hours must include:

  • at least 50 hours of NESA Registered professional development.

For Highly Accomplished or Lead Teachers, the 100 hours must include:

  • at least 20 hours of NESA Registered professional development; and
  • at least 20 hours of Professional Commitment activities, such as further study (at a diploma level or greater) for professional development.

 

Professional Development through TPD

With world-class courses and resources, Teacher Professional Development provides a marketplace for classroom teaching resources.  All online and face-to-face courses undertaken through Teacher Professional Development, as well as attendance at Teacher Professional Development conferences, contribute hours of NESA Registered professional development, with each addressing relevant criteria from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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