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Refresher Courses

18 Jul 2016

Teachers who are returning to the profession after an absence from teaching of five or more years or who are overseas trained and experienced and commencing teaching in NSW are required to complete at least 10 hours of Refresher Courses in their first year of provisional accreditation.

Refresher Courses are professional development that is endorsed by the Quality Teaching Council (QTC) as it will orient or re-orient this group of teachers to the current NSW schooling context. Refresher Course professional development supports these teachers to update and refresh their professional knowledge and practice and their understanding of key NSW educational priorities.

Early childhood teachers can select QTC Registered courses that will support their orientation or re-orientation to teach in NSW.

For K-12 teachers, the 10 hours of QTC Registered Refresher Courses must cover the following three areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Pedagogy
  • Educational expectations.   

The following courses have been recently endorsed by the QTC as Refresher Courses:

Educating Gifted & Talented Students – Introduction (Australian Gifted Support Centre)

Let’s Read (Centre for Community Child Health)

Introduction to the EYLF and NQF – Webinar (Community Child Care Cooperative)

Introduction to the EYLF and NQF (Community Child Care Cooperative)

Assessment Practices for Project Based Learning in Design and Technology

(Stage 6) (Don’t Panic STEM Curriculum Support)

Simple Science in the Classroom (Fizzics Education)

Online PD for Science in the Classroom (Fizzics Education)

Understanding Children’s Behaviour (Gowrie NSW)

National Quality Standard & Early Years Learning Framework (Gowrie NSW)

Creating a Safe Classroom Environment for Teachers and Students (IDEALearning)

An education in Food and Fibre (Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia)

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (VET) (RE: VIVA First Aid Training and Resuscitation Training Pty Ltd)

Emergency Management of Asthma (RE: VIVA First Aid Training and Resuscitation Training Pty Ltd)

Emergency Management of Anaphylaxis (RE: VIVA First Aid Training and Resuscitation Training Pty Ltd)

Emergency Care (RE: VIVA First Aid Training and Resuscitation Training Pty Ltd)

Let’s Count (The Smith Family)

For more information, contact:
Professional Learning Team
pd@bostes.nsw.edu.au
1300 739 338