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Professional learning

Teachers can find professional learning available to help plan and implement quality and safe sport and physical activity.

The workshops aim to develop confident and competent teachers to be coaches, leaders and role models. Teachers receive Elective PD hours for completion of courses. Search the calendar or events.

Practical and face to face workshops

These practical workshops provide teachers with skills to ensure the delivery of positive outcomes to students in sport and physical activity.


Online and school-based professional learning

These courses support teacher practice when implementing quality sport and physical activity policies and programs within a school setting.

Research initiatives and TPL opportunities

Find out more about the research that supports improved teaching practice and professional learning offered by the Sport Unit. 

COVID-19 - Learning from home support

To support schools while students learn from home the School Sport Unit have a range of resources to support schools to engage their students in physical activity opportunities. We encourage schools to continue to engage students in physical activity options, not only for curriculum areas like PDHPE and sport, but also for general health and wellbeing, especially at this time. 

Updated on 21 July 2021

Postponed workshops 

In line with the Premier’s announcement regarding the extension of COVID-19 restrictions and due to concerns for our students, staff and presenters, the following teacher professional learning workshops have been postponed: 

  • Perform basic water rescue on Sunday 18 July at Bexley
  • Mountain bike level 0 coaching workshop on Monday 19 July at Vincentia High School
  • Athletics level 1 coaching accreditation on Wednesday 21 July at Dapto
  • School athletics officiating on Thursday 22 July at Dapto
  • Swim teacher accreditation and perform basic water rescue on Thursday 22 July at Willoughby
  • School athletics officiating on Thursday 22 July at Dubbo North Public School
  • Swim teacher accreditation and perform basic water rescue on Friday 23 July at Guildford
  • Perform basic water rescue on Saturday 24 July at Mount Annan
  • Touch football level 1 coaching workshop on on Wednesday 28 July at West Pymble Public School
  • RLSSA swim teacher accreditation on Wednesday 28 July at Blacktown Leisure Centre
  • Fundamental movement skills for K - 3 teachers on Thursday 29 July at Henry Fulton Public School
  • RLSSA swim teacher accreditation on Friday 30 July at Fairfield Leisure Centre
  • RLSSA swim teacher accreditation on Friday 30 July in Orange
  • Teaching Positive Sporting Experiences workshop on Monday 2 August at Avoca Beach Public School

  • Futsal coaching certificate workshop on Wednesday 11 August at Breakers Stadium, Terrigal

  • Basketball level 1 coaching workshop on Friday 13 August at Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park.

We will investigate future dates and venues for these workshops with a view to running the professional learning later in the year. We will provide regular updates for staff and schools.

Workshops outside of the Greater Sydney area (including Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) will continue as scheduled if COVID safety measures and regulations can be adhered to. Updates will be emailed to enrolled participants and also available in our PL calendar/events section of the website. 

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Please note:

  • Due to changes with NESA teacher registration, all our courses are now Elective PD for 2021. We will keep you updated on any further changes.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding Teacher professional learning.
If you cannot find an answer to your problem, please email or call us on the contact details below.


Main contacts

14-22 Loftus Street

 9508 5500


Project Officer
Chris Kelleway
 9508 5514


Sport Education Officer
Rochelle O'Connor
  9508 5526