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Professional Development

professional development [n.]

the advancement of skills or expertise to succeed in a particular profession, especially through continued education [1857].

Professional Development is an integral component of teacher development. At best, it is a process that works individually with the strengths and needs of a specific teacher to create higher capability and understanding. Continuing or Continuous Professional Development, Staff Development and Mentoring are other common terms used in this area.

Information can be accessed using either the page number boxes above or the links that follow.

This page looks at Professional Development information from all Australian states & territories.

The Second Page looks at other Australian information. It has sections on Leadership Development, resources, programs and associations.

Other pages with connections to this area include Beginning Teachers and Teacher Assessment.

States & Territories

Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Education and Training Directorate
  • Professional Learning
    Home page for the ACT Government system. This includes links to the following and more :
  • Other Sources

New South Wales

  • NSW Department of Education & Communities
  • NSW Institute of Teaching
  • Other Sources

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Northern Territory

  • NT Department of Education
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Professional Pathways
    ‘Access a range of professional development activities through the Catholic Education Office in Darwin and support staff employed by the Department of Education’.
  • Other Sources


  • Education Queensland
  • A Fresh Start
    ‘Details a suite of interconnected initiatives focused on the starting point in the teaching workforce cycle and demonstrates a renewed commitment to addressing issues across the areas of teacher supply, initial teacher education, and supervision, mentoring and induction’.
  • Professional Development
    Home page for professional development at Education Queensland. A number of aspects are included below :
  • Other Sources
  • ACHPER Qld - Events & Workshops
    Select relevant workshops by using the options available on this page.
  • ICTE Solutions Australia
    ‘We provide online professional development for teachers in Early childhood and Primary Education. Learn how to Teach and Assess ICT Capability [General Capability in the Australian Curriculum] from our Online PD courses under $100. Educators can continue their professional learning by using the Teacher Resources from our webpage and reading our blogs that extends their professional development in technology integration’.
  • Professional Development and Events
    Information, links to related information. Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
  • Queensland College of Teachers

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South Australia

  • Department for Education & Child Development
  • Other Sources


  • The Department for Education
  • Other Sources
  • Catch Up Australia Training
    ‘Face-to-face training details are available on this page for courses run in Tasmania’.
  • Professional Learning
    Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.
  • VET Workforce Development
    ‘This page includes information on workforce development and training generally, for employers, organisations, industry and community groups’. Multiple sections.

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  • Catholic Education Offices
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Independent Schools Victoria
  • Professional Learning
    ‘A variety of seminars are run throughout the year to benefit the broadest possible school community across a number of areas’ including Leadership and Educator programs.
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • Other Sources

Western Australia

  • Department of Education
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Other Sources

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