Find a PD course
Participating in professional development (PD) is an important part of high-quality teaching. It gives teachers opportunities to create an interesting and dynamic career, and improve children and student learning. To support teachers, endorsed providers may offer courses that address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at one or more of the accreditation levels. These courses are known as Quality Teaching Council (QTC) Registered courses.
Teachers working towards Proficient Teacher Accreditation who hold Conditional or Provisional Accreditation, are encouraged to undertake PD. These activities can contribute as evidence towards Proficient Teacher Accreditation. However, there is no requirement to record these on the online account tool.
Completing PD is a requirement for maintaining Proficient Teacher, Highly Accomplished Teacher or Lead Teacher Accreditation.
Teachers can attend courses relevant to any level of accreditation. However, only courses at your level or above will count towards maintaining your accreditation.
Find QTC Registered PD courses
- Log into your online account. You will need your username and password. Forgot your password?
- Click on the 'Teacher' tab at the top
- Choose ‘Professional Development’ from the options below
- Select 'Find QTC Registered Professional Development'
- You can search courses on the basis of course titles, providers, career stages and keywords
- Clicking 'Advanced Options' will allow you to search for courses that match additional criteria.
See PD requirements for maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
See PD requirements for maintaining Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation.
See PD requirements for maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation.
Read the Identifying QTC Registered Professional Development flyer (PDF 159 KB)
Record your PD
As a teacher maintaining your accreditation at Proficient, Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher, you are responsible for recording your PD (or checking it has been recorded by providers) and evaluating courses you have logged . More about recording your PD.
Check your PD has been validated
As a teacher maintaining accreditation, your PD must be validated. There are different ways PD is validated, depending on whether it is QTC Registered or Teacher Identified PD. More about checking PD is validated.