Beginning Teacher Conferences

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Beginning Teacher Conferences are aimed at members who are in their first few years of teaching. They provide teachers with essential knowledge and understanding of their entitlements and responsibilities as a teacher in NSW. 

Content covered includes: 

  • processes for achieving accreditation as a Proficient teacher with NESA, including the gathering of appropriate evidence and using lesson observations through the first years of teaching 
  • advice for teachers already maintaining their accreditation at Proficient 
  • supporting Aboriginal Education 
  • differentiating the curriculum 
  • classroom management 
  • working conditions and entitlements. 

Beginning Teachers Conferences are also an excellent way for teachers to build professional networks to support them throughout their careers. 

Federation wants to give all beginning teacher members the opportunity to attend Beginning Teacher Courses and Conferences – for this reason, members can attend once only. 

Federation arranges and pays for accommodation (for those members who are eligible). Accommodation is provided on a share basis, and we recommend participants arrive on Friday night. When submitting your form, please use the ‘Further enquiry’ field to advise which day you will be arriving and if you wish to share with a particular participant/s. 

Accommodation is not provided for the Surry Hills Beginning Teachers Conference. However, residents of the Sydney area may also be eligible for the conference in Bundanoon.
  • Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May – Wagga Wagga
  • Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June – Bundanoon
  • Saturday 29 June – Newcastle
  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August – Arrawarra 
  • Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August – Tamworth
  • Saturday 21 September – Surry Hills