Beginning Teacher Conferences
The Federation hosts a number of beginning teacher conferences around the state for all new (beginning) teachers who are employed as full time, temporary or casual school teachers by the Department of Education, and who are members of the Union.
The conferences provide an excellent opportunity for participants to network with other new teachers, explore their conditions of work and gain an explanation of the requirements and procedures for gaining and maintaining accreditation. Other topics covered during the conference include current issues in education as well as enhancement of programming, planning and classroom management skills. Participants also gain an understanding of the support and member services offered by the Federation.
Two day (weekend) conferences
Bundanoon, Riverina - Wagga Wagga, North Coast - Arrawarra (biennial), Lightning Ridge or Coonabarabran (alternate years)
The two day (weekend) conferences start at 9.00am on Saturday morning and finish at lunchtime on Sunday. A dinner is held on the Saturday night and accommodation provided to all participants from outside the township.
Completing two day Beginning Teachers Conference will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.4.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
One day (Saturday) conferences
Newcastle, Broken Hill (biennial)
Completing a one day Beginning Teachers Conference will contribute 4 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.4.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.1.2, 7.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
To attend, beginning teachers must be members of the Federation and located within a reasonable travelling distance of the conference. Federation covers the cost of the conference which includes all materials, meals, accommodation (if appropriate) and travel assistance.
Conference flyers and application forms for specific Beginning Teacher Conferences can be accessed below:
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
Riverina (Wagga Wagga)
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May
Saturday 30 June
NOTE: The Newcastle and Central Coast conferences have been combined. The combined conference will be held in Newcastle. Members from the Central Coast who wish to attend a Beginning Teacher Conference are invited to attend Newcastle.
North Coast (Arrawarra)
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September
Please email all enquiries to email@example.com or phone 02 9217 2349 or 1300 654 369. If emailing please provide your NSW Teachers Federation membership number and a contact phone number.
Completed conference application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 02 9217 2368.