Webinars

Federation conducts online webinars for financial members of the union on a range of topics. Currently, available webinars are listed below. The dates and times that each of these are running can be found on the online application

If a webinar listed below does not currently have a session scheduled, workplaces or associations can indicate an expression of interest in running the webinar by contacting tut@nswtf.org.au. In the email please ensure you include: 

  • Name of workplace or association making the request 
  • Contact details of the member making the request on behalf of the workplace or association 
  • Anticipated number of people who would participate in the webinar 
  • Approximate preferred date/s 

The Trade Union Training team will then be able to liaise with the contact person to set a suitable date. Depending on the anticipated number of people interested in the webinar, it may be necessary to schedule the webinar only after multiple expressions of interest have been received. 

Application form

Please complete an online application 

Changes to Professional Learning and your Accreditation

The Centre for Professional Learning (CPL) and Trade Union Training (TUT) are co-delivering this webinar on changes to NESA’s Professional Learning requirements. The webinar will give an overview of: 

  • the changes to NESA’s Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy 
  • how the changes impact teachers’ professional development requirements according to their maintenance of accreditation cycle 
  • how the changes affect the professional learning offered by the NSW Teachers Federation, including the CPL 
  • ways in which the Federation will continue to support members with their accreditation. 

Gaining your teachers Accreditation at Proficient Teacher

This one hour seminar covers the process of gaining teacher accreditation in NSW at proficient teacher level. Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of NESA and DoE requirements relating to the teacher accreditation process, and apply this to their current context of employment. Participants will develop their understanding of their legislative requirements of the teacher accreditation process, and their obligations in relation to accreditation at proficient level.

Supporting Teachers Gaining Accreditation at Proficient Teacher

This one hour webinar covers the process of gaining teacher accreditation in NSW at proficient teacher level. Specifically the roles and responsibilities of the supervisors. Participants will develop their knowledge and understanding of NESA and DoE requirements relating to the teacher accreditation process, and apply this to their current context of employment.

Maintaining your teacher accreditation at Proficient Teacher

This webinar will assist participants to develop a thorough understanding of the process to maintain their accreditation at Proficient Teacher (PT).

The webinar will enable teachers to participate in learning to update and solidify their knowledge and practice about the maintenance of their accreditation at PT by explaining the process of providing the opportunity for participants to ask questions about aspects they find challenging or difficult to understand in their context/s.

Upon completion, participants will be able to identify and understand all requirements for maintenance of accreditation, distinguish between different types PD and understand how to use ETAMs to evaluate and log (teacher identified) hours. The webinar will run for 1 hour.

Working as a Casual or Temporary Teacher

This webinar is for casual and temporary teachers, and those supporting casual/temporary teachers in schools. The webinar aims to increase teachers’ knowledge of the professional rights and responsibilities of casual and temporary teachers as determined by relevant legal and professional requirements.

Casual Teachers and the Performance and Development Framework

This webinar is for casual teachers and aims to increase teachers’ understanding of the implications of engaging with the DoE’s Performance and Development Framework (P&DF) as a casual teacher. Participants will be able to identify when a PDP is required by a casual teacher, understand the P&DF process and be aware of the steps that casuals can take to facilitate this process at the school level.

Working as a Permanent Teacher

This webinar seeks to increase permanent teachers’ knowledge of their professional rights and responsibilities as determined by relevant legal and professional requirements. The session will also consider permanent teacher entitlements to assist participants in developing a current understanding in this area, as well as reference on where to find this type of information in the future.

Understanding the staffing process

This webinar is designed to assist teachers in understanding the process by which classroom teachers are appointed to permanent positions within the DoE statewide staffing system, as determined by legislative and organisational requirements. Participants will understand how permanent positions become available, and distinguish between different types of appointments. The webinar will run for 1 hour.

LGBTIQ Inclusive Schools

This webinar provides teachers with information (from research) about LGBTIQ students and reasons to incorporate inclusive LGBTIQ practice into their schools and classrooms. DoE policy will be referenced and examples of inclusive strategies will be shared with participants. The webinar will run for 1 hour.

What is a HSR and why do we need one?

This webinar is designed to inform members about the role of the Health and Safety Representative (HSR), the process needed to elect a HSR and the responsibilities and powers that come with the role. The session will reflect on the legal basis of the position and explore the responsibilities associated with carrying out the role effectively. Participants will also develop an understanding of the role of consultation in the development of workgroups and how the role of the HSR can work together with existing Health and Safety Committees.

Addressing Workplace Health and Safety Concerns

This webinar will cover a brief overview of the WHS Act and how to identify risks, ‘hazards’ and / or a “WHS Issue”. There can be a myriad of ‘issues’ that may be encountered however the example provided will focus on risk posed by student violence. This specific issue will be used to examine how the Department (PCBU) has established a framework to minimise risk as well as how the WHS Issue Resolution Procedures can be used to resolve further concerns. While specific to one issue, the skills and understanding can then be applied to other concerns or WHS issues.

Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education describes a range of programs and services implemented in NSW government schools that respond to our cultural diversity, including programs that promote intercultural understanding and address issues of racism as well as programs that meet the specific needs of LBOTE students and culturally diverse communities. This webinar provides teachers with information about Multicultural Education and the need to incorporate culturally inclusive practice into their schools and classrooms. DoE policy will be referenced and examples of best practice will be shared with participants.

TAFE: Know your rights at work

This webinar covers some of the key conditions and entitlements included in the current Enterprise Agreement covering teachers in TAFE colleges. The content is particularly relevant for Part Time Casual Teachers. Content includes requirements around teaching, related duties, allocation of hours and leave entitlements. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about any specific conditions and how to pursue entitlements where they are currently experiencing difficulties.