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.
2017 Beginning Teacher Conferences
Conference flyers and application forms for specific Beginning Teacher Conferences can be accessed below:
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May
Saturday 24 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.
Riverina (Wagga Wagga)
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September
Please direct all enquiries to Trade Union Training (TUT) on 02 9217 2349 or 1300 654 369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If emailing please provide your NSW Teachers Federation membership number and a contact phone number.
Completed conference application forms should be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 02 9217 2368.