Who we are

The NSW Teachers Federation's (Federation) Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) provides high quality professional training and development for teachers in NSW public schools. The courses and conferences aim to provide practical, tested and well researched approaches to issues that face teachers every day at the school level.

The Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) and the CPL Podcast seek to enhance the quality of teaching and public education in NSW and Australia through practical articles and professional conversations for teachers.

All courses and conferences have full accreditation from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the support of the DoE. The Federation is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher and at Highly Accomplished Teacher.

The Director and the Assistant Director of the CPL are teachers from public schools.

Kate Ambrose is the NSW Teachers Federation’s Director CPL. Margaret Vos is the Relieving Assistant Director of the CPL  while Carly Boreland is on leave.

Alison Thorpe is the Senior Administrator. Joanne Fellas and Renata Clayton are the Administration Assistants.

The NSW Teachers Federation Librarians, Mary Schmidt and Pauline Kidd, also support the work of the CPL.

The resources and facilities of the NSW Teachers Federation are also deployed in support of the CPL.