Can these Courses Count towards my Professional Development?

 

YES they can. Below is specific information for Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Counsellors

For Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Counsellors and Allied Health Professionals

 

All online courses can be counted towards 5 hours of your Teacher Accreditation or Professional Development hours. Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants can log the hours in their Professional Development Diaries.

All three courses are ACA Accredited Courses and contribute 5 Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) hours towards the 25 hours of OPD required each year.

ACA members are required to undertake a minimum of 25-hours of relevant OPD each year. OPD is the process through which members improve and broaden their skills, knowledge and expertise, and develop the qualities required for professional practice.

 

 

Each State is explained in more detail below: 

 

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

 

Completing the Education Events Face to Face or Online Courses will provide self-identified professional development addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Graduate | Proficient |

 

Sue Larkey’s Course – Making it a Success (5 hours) meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2, 6.4.2

Tony Attwood’s Course – Autism Spectrum Disorder (5 hours) meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.5.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2, 6.4.2

Sue Larkey’s Developing Early Childhood Approaches for children with Additional Needs (5 hours) meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.3.

Emotional Regulation in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass (3 hours) adresses 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 4.1.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

 

State and Territory PD Requirements for Teachers

NEW SOUTH WALES (important changes)

NESA Accredited PD

Since Monday 30th November 2020, the NSW Government announced changes to the way NESA endorses professional development.

**ALL existing NESA Providers, like us, can currently ONLY log NSW Teacher’s PD hours for completed courses up until Midnight on Thursday 4th February 2022.**

Quick Summary:

Sue Larkey’s Course – Making it a Success (5 hours) Interim Accreditation until 4th Feb 2022. Please aim to complete by 1st Feb 2022 to allow us time to log hours and you evaluate.

Sue Larkey’s Developing Early Childhood Approaches for children with Additional Needs (5 hours) Interim Accreditation until 4th Feb 2022. Please aim to complete by 1st Feb 2022 to allow us time to log hours and you evaluate.

Tony Attwood’s Course – Autism Spectrum Disorder (5 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA.

Emotional Regulation in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass (3 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA.

Sue Larkey and Temple Grandin – Strategies & Insights to Inform your Teaching Practice (5 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA.

 

A teacher’s completion of any either of these two following courses with interim accreditation will count towards their NESA Accredited PD requirements:

Sue Larkey’s Course – Making it a Success (5 hours) under NESA’s interim arrangements, completing this course before 4th Feb 2022 will contribute 5 hours of NESA Accredited PD in the priority area of Students with Disability addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.4.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Sue Larkey’s Developing Early Childhood Approaches for children with Additional Needs (5 hours) under NESA’s interim arrangements, completing this course before 4th Feb 2022 will contribute 5 hours of NESA Accredited PD in the priority area of Students with Disability addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 3.1.2, 3.5.2, 4.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Any teachers who complete the following three courses will be able to record it as Elective PD:

Tony Attwood’s Course – Autism Spectrum Disorder (5 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA. We suggest the following standards: the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.5.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.3.2, 6.4.2.

Emotional Regulation in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass (3 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA. We suggest the following standards: the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 4.1.2, 6.4.2.

Sue Larkey and Temple Grandin – Strategies & Insights to Inform your Teaching Practice (5 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with NESA. We suggest the following standards: the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher 1.1.2, 1.1.6.

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To find out more about the changes to PD provision in 2021-2022 go to the NESA website.

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY  

Quick Summary:

Sue Larkey’s Course – Making it a Success (5 hours) Accredited TQI course. This course will address 1.5, 1.6, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3 of the TQI Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Sue Larkey’s Developing Early Childhood Approaches for children with Additional Needs (5 hours) Accredited TQI course. This course will will address 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, and 4.3 of the TQI Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Tony Attwood’s Course – Autism Spectrum Disorder (5 hours) Accredited TQI course.

Emotional Regulation in Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or other Neurodiverse Disorders – Masterclass (3 hours) Accredited TQI course.

Sue Larkey and Temple Grandin – Strategies & Insights to Inform your Teaching Practice (5 hours) the course may be recorded as an elective PD with TQI.

 

Details

To maintain ongoing registration you must: record and reflect on 20 hours of professional learning each year in the TQI Teacher Portal.

You are required to undertake specific professional practice activities so you can maintain your registration. 20 hours of PD must be completed within each registration year.

Special Needs Plan

As part of the government Speical Needs Plan, teachers are now required to build their capacity to teach learners with disability. You are encouraged to continue that development.

Provide us with your Teacher Number and we will enter into the ACT Accreditation Your Certificate is available immediately online from your ‘My Course’ Page (see below for exact details). Please email your Teacher ID number to Geoff ([email protected]) who will enter into the Department system.

Learn more on the ACT TQI Review of Sue Online Course

 

 VICTORIA

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.47.44 am Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course) and will contribute towards VIT annual renewal requirements. Learn more

Your Certificate is available immediately online from your ‘My Course’ Page (see below for exact details).

 

QUEENSLAND

Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course)

You must complete at least 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for any calendar year in which you teach for 20 days or more. There is no CPD requirement in any year in which you teach fewer than 20 days. These courses contribute 5 hours towards Queensland Teachers CPD annual 20 hours requirement. 

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course) and contributes 5 hours towards Teachers Professional Learning annual learning requirements.

It is a requirement of teacher registration that a teacher completes sufficient professional learning to maintain the currency of their professional competence. The minimum number of hours of professional learning activities that will be reqiured for the renewal of teacher registration are as follows:

  • Full Registration – 100 hours
  • Limited or Provisional Registration granted for 3 years – 60 hours
  • Limited or Provisional Registration granted for less than 3 years. Calculated on a pro rata basis for the period since the registration was last granted or renewed, to the date of application at the rate of 20 hours per year.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course) and contributes 5 hours towards Teachers Professional Learning annual learning requirements.

South Australian teachers are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of professional learning refereneced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and recorded this learning on the Teachers Portal.

 

TASMANIA

 Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course).

Any person wanting to teach in a Tasmainian school, college or the TasTAFE must have registration or a limited authority to teach (LAT). 

Registered teachers in Tasmainia must ensure they contine to participate in professional learning to build knowledge, skill and competence. 

NORTHERN TERRITORY  

Each course is aligned with the ‘Australian Professional Standards for Teachers’ (see above for each course).

Teachers who continue to be eligble for registration and have complied with any conditions imposed on their registration will be granted registration renewal.

Profssional Development requirements include 100 hours minimum of a broad range of professional development activities across the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers or the Australian Professional Standards for Principals, within the preceding five year period.

 

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For Counsellors (for ACA Members) – 5 OPD hours

All three courses are ACA Accredited Courses and contribute 5 Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) hours towards the 25 hours of OPD required each year.

ACA members are required to undertake a minimum of 25-hours of relevant OPD each year. OPD is the process through which members improve and broaden their skills, knowledge and expertise, and develop the qualities required for professional practice.

 

For Teacher Assistants

Teacher Aides, Teacher Assistants can log the hours in their Professional Development Diaries.

Can these Courses Count towards my Continuing Professional Development?

YES they can.

The following online training modules are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

SCHOOL & ORGANISATION CAN ARRANGE TO BE INVOICED FOR STAFF – Contact Geoff on [email protected]