Learning and Professional Development

School staff in all departments who want to upgrade their qualifications or gain a new qualification will find links to sources of information about education and training courses in Australia, from certificate level through to doctorate level.

Those school staff wishing to complete free online short courses delivered by leading educational institutions throughout the world can search for a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on one of the listed sites.

School staff wishing to join a professional association relevant to their field of work or wanting to locate conferences, workshops, webinars and other professional development opportunities can locate national and state or territory professional associations from this page. These associations have links to professional development opportunities for teaching and non-teaching staff and those in leadership roles within their school.


Education and Training Courses and Qualifications

The links below provide access to information about a wide range of further learning opportunities for staff in all school departments.

The Good Universities Guide is a directory of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate university courses and TAFE courses in Australia, searchable by course or career field. See Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching to compare study experience and employment outcomes from Australian higher education institutions.

MySkills is an Australian Government directory of training courses.

Listing of TAFEs in Australia

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) - study free courses online anytime, anywhere:

Informal Short Courses
Udemy has over 40,000 online courses to develop skills in broad-ranging areas. Some courses are fee-paying and there are many free courses.

International Post-Graduate Study

If you are considering post-graduate study in the United States or Canada and some universities or courses in other countries, you may be required to sit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE score assists in the selection of students for graduate school programmes. Different universities, graduate schools and even departments within graduate schools may use GRE scores differently in the selection process. Many applicants choose to complete a GRE prep course. There are numerous available. Rankings.com has undertaken research to identify the best prep course options. Check out the research .

Professional Associations and Professional Development

National

English
Accelerated Literacy Practitioners’ Association of Australia
Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Australian Council of Literacy Educators
Australian Literacy Educators’ Association . Contact details for each state or territory local council are provided on this national website. Professional development opportunities can be located from this national website for each state or territory.

Mathematics
The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

Science
Australian Science Teachers’ Association
National Association of Agricultural Educators

Humanities and Social Sciences
Asia Education Teachers’ Association
Australian Association for Environmental Education
Australian Federation of Modern Languages Teachers Associations
Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment
Business Educators’ Australasia
Classical Language Teachers’ Association
Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Association

The Arts
Ausdance
Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association This website contains links to state/territory branch information.
Australian National Choral Association . This website contains links to state/territory branch information.
Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Inc
Australian Society for Musical Education . This website contains links to state/territory chapter information.
The web page for each state/territory chapter can be located on this national website.
Drama Australia
Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia

Technology
Australia Council for Computers in Education
Design and Technology Association of Australia
Home Economics Institute of Australia

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Religion
Australian Association for Religious Education

Vocational Education and Training
VETNetwork Australia

Learning Enhancement
Adolescent Success
Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented
Australian Association of Special Education . This website contains links to state/territory chapter information.
National Association for Teachers of the Deaf

Student Support
Australian Association for Career Education
Career Development Association of Australia

Learning and Teaching Support
Australian School Library Association
Australian Teacher Aide

School Leadership
Australian Council of Educational Leaders . The web page for each state/territory branch can be located from this national website.

Miscellaneous
Australian Alliance of Associations in Education
Australian College of Educators . This website contains links to state/territory chapter information.
Australian Professional Teachers’ Association
The Association of Women Educators

Unions
Independent Education Union

State/Territory

Australian Capital Territory

The Council of the ACT Education Associations

English
ACT Association for the Teaching of English

Mathematics
Canberra Mathematical Association

Science
Science Educators Association of the ACT

Humanities and Social Sciences
ACT History Teachers’ Association
Business Educators ACT
Canberra Society of Philosophy for the Young
Modern Languages Teachers Association of the ACT

Technology
Home Economics Institute of Australia – ACT
Information Technology Educators ACT

Student Support
Careers Advisers Association of NSW and ACT Inc

New South Wales

Professional Teachers Council NSW

English
Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages NSW Inc
English Teachers Association NSW
The English Association Sydney

Mathematics
Mathematical Association NSW Inc

Science
Marine Teachers Association of NSW Inc
NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers
Science Teachers’ Association of NSW Inc

Humanities and Social Sciences
Aboriginal Studies Association
Australian Association for Environmental Education – NSW Chapter
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association NSW
Economics and Business Educators NSW
Geography Teachers Association NSW
Legal Studies Association of NSW Inc
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of NSW
NSW Association of French Teachers
Philosophy in Schools NSW
Society and Culture Association of NSW
The History Teachers Association of NSW

The Arts
Australian Teachers of Media NSW
Drama NSW
Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW
Visual Arts and Design Educators Association of NSW

Technology
Home Economists Institute of Australia (NSW Division)
Information Communications Technology Educators NSW
Institute of Industrial Arts and Technology Education
Technology Teachers’ Association Inc

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – NSW
PDHPE Teachers’ Association

Religion
Association for Studies in Religion

Student Support
Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools
Careers Advisers Association of NSW and ACT Inc

Learning and Teaching Support
Professional Association for Learning Support
School Administrative and Support Staff Professional Association
School Library Association of South Australia

School Leadership Principals’ and Leaders Association NSW

Miscellaneous
NSW Institute for Educational Research
Primary Teachers Network

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Joint Council of Professional Teaching Associations.

English
Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NT)
English Teachers’ Association of Northern Territory

Mathematics
Mathematics Teachers’ Association of the Northern Territory

Science
Science Teachers’ Association of the Northern Territory

Humanities and Social Sciences
Business Educators’ and Teachers Association of the Northern Territory Incorporated

The Arts
Art Educators of the Northern Territory

Technology
Home Economics Institute of Australia - Northern Territory

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – Northern Territory

Learning Enhancement
Northern Territory Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented

Student Support
Career Educators’ Association of Northern Territory

School Leadership
Association of Northern Territory School Education Leaders

Unions
Australian Education Union Northern Territory

Queensland

Joint Council of Queensland Teachers’ Associations

English
English Teachers Association of Queensland Inc
Queensland Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Mathematics
Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers

Science
Queensland Agriculture Teachers’ Association
Outdoor Educators’ Association of Queensland
Science Teacher’s Association of Queensland

Humanities and Social Sciences
Business Educators Association of Queensland
Geography Teachers’ Association of Queensland Inc
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Queensland
Queensland Economics Teachers’ Association
Queensland History Teachers’ Association
Social Educators’ Association of Queensland

The Arts
Drama Queensland
Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia – Queensland
Queensland Orff Schulwerk Association

Technology
Home Economics Institute of Australia (Queensland)
Industrial and Design Teachers Association of Queensland

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – Queensland

Learning Enhancement
Adolescent Success (middle school years).
Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc

Student Support
Queensland Association of Student Advisors
Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association

Learning and Teaching Support
Beginning and Establishing Teachers’ Association
Learning Support Teachers’ Association of Queensland Inc

School Leadership
Queensland Association of State School Principals

Unions
Queensland Teachers’ Union

Miscellaneous
Early Childhood Teachers’ Association

South Australia

The Council of Education Associations of South Australia

English
South Australian Council for Adult Literacy
South Australian English Teachers Association

Mathematics
Mathematical Association of South Australia
Primary Mathematics Association of South Australia

Science
Agriculture Teachers’ Association of South Australia
The Outdoor Educators’ Association of South Australia

Humanities and Social Sciences
Australian Association for Environmental Education – South Australia
Business and Enterprise Teachers’ Association of South Australia
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia
Geography Teachers’ Association of South Australia
History Teachers’ Association of south Australia
Humanities and Social Sciences South Australia
Indonesian Teachers’ Association
Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia
Legal Education Teachers Association of South Australia Inc
Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of South Australia
South Australian French Teachers’ Association
South Australian Philosophy in Education Association
South Australian German Teachers’ Association
Spanish Teachers Association of South Australia
UNESCO-APNIEVE (Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education)

The Arts
Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia – South Australia
Music Teachers Association of South Australia
South Australian Association for Media Education
The Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia
Visual Educators Association of South Australia

Technology
Design and Technology Teachers’ Association – South Australia
EdTechSA Inc
Home Economics Institute of Australia - South Australia

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – South Australia

Learning Enhancement
Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia

Student Support
South Australian Primary School Counselling Association

Learning and Teaching Support
The Laboratory Managers Association of South Australia Inc

School Leadership
Lead Teachers Association of South Australia Inc

Miscellaneous
Early Childhood Organisation SA Inc
Ethnic Schools Association of SA Inc
South Australian Exchange Teachers’ League

Tasmania

Network of Education Associations of Tasmania Inc

English
Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English
Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy Inc
Tasmanian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Mathematics
Mathematical Association of Tasmania

Science
Science Teachers’ Association of Tasmania Inc

Humanities and Social Sciences
Business Educators Australasia (Tasmania)
Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of Tasmania
Tasmanian Geography Teachers Association
Tasmanian History Teachers’ Association

The Arts
Tasmanian Art Teachers Association
Tasmanian Music Teachers’ Association
Tasmanian Orff Schulwerk Association

Technology
Design and Technology Teachers’ Association – Tasmania
Home Economics Institute of Australia – Tasmania
Tasmanian Society for Information Technology in Education

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – Tasmania

Victoria

The Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria

English
Victoria Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

Mathematics
The Mathematical Association of Victoria

Science
Outdoors Victoria
Victorian Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Educators
Victorian Outdoor Education Association

Humanities and Social Sciences
Association of French Teachers in Victoria
Association of German Teachers in Victoria
Environmental Education Victoria
Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria
History Teachers’ Association of Victoria
Japanese Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria
Social Education Victoria
Victorian Association for Philosophy in Schools
Victorian Commercial Teachers’ Association
Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association

The Arts
Art Education Victoria
Association of Music Educators (Vic) Inc
Australian Teachers of Media Victoria
Drama Victoria
Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association
Visual Communication Victoria

Technology
Design and Technology Teachers’ Association – Victoria
Digital Learning and Teachning Victoria
Home Economics Institute of Australia – Victoria

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation –Victoria

Religion
Australian Association for Religious Education Victoria

Applied Learning
Victorian Applied Learning Association

Student Support
Career Education Association of Victoria

Learning and Teaching Support
School Library Association of Victoria

Miscellaneous
Council of Professional Teachers’ Associations of Victoria

Western Australia

Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia

English
English Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Westralian Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Mathematics
Mathematical Association of Western Australia Inc

Science
Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia

Humanities and Social Sciences
Australian Association for Environmental Education Western Australia
Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Economics Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Geographical Association of Western Australia
History Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
Political and Legal Educators’ Association of Western Australia
Teachers’ Association German Western Australia
Teachers of French Association of Western Australia
Western Australian Association for Teachers of Italian
Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association

The Arts
Art Education Association of Western Australia
DramaWest
West Australian Orff Schulwerk Association

Technology
Design and Technology Teachers’ Association – Western Australia
Educational Computing Association of WA
Home Economics Institute of Australia – Western Australia

Health and Physical Education
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – Western Australia

Learning Enhancement
Australian Association of Special Education – Western Australia
Dyslexia Speld Foundation of WA Inc

Student Support
Career Education Association of Western Australia Inc
Independent Schools Counsellors’ Association (WA)
School Psychologists’ Association of Western Australia

Learning and Teaching Support
Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia (Libraries)
West Australian Association for Teacher Assistants
Western Australian School Library Association

School Leadership
West Australian District High School Administrators’ Association
Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association
Western Australian Education Support Principals’ and Administrators Association
Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association

Miscellaneous
Early Childhood Association of Western Australia
Early Years Education Society
Montessori Teachers’ Association of Western Australia
One World Centre
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research

Additional Professional Development links

Teacher Learning Network (TLN)

TLN is a professional development provider supported by AEU Victorian Branch and IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch. Professional learning is provided for school leaders, classroom teachers, early childhood teachers, assistants and school support staff. TLN provides a professional journal.

Aussie Educator is a website that provides single-point access to a wide range of information relevant to Australian educators including links to professional development conferences relevant to the education sector .