Early Career Teachers


This course will provide “new” teachers with an overview and orientation to the profession and to teaching. It will have a range of presenters who will consider questions around classroom management, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and accreditation, planning and research, specific sector issues, mentoring, the importance of the big picture, programming, the stages of a career, and why everyone in public education is a leader.


Completing a Early Career Teachers course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Target Participants

Teachers in the first two years of their teaching career.


This course will have a variety of delivery modes ranging from plenary to small group and workshop sessions. The course will begin with the foundations of career building and understanding of the profession. Work will be conducted on classroom management and a general orientation to the profession including an outline of the various professional organisations and entities a teacher will meet in the course of their work.  The course will break into sector groups to analyse the specific issues and requirements that occur at different points in the profession. This will allow for closer work to be done on programming and career growth.

Relevant Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) Articles

Toolbox for a Good Day at School

Programming: Some Simple Things to Remember

Setting up for Your Career

Fads and Miracle Cures in Education

Becoming a Better Teacher