As a state-wide community of Catholic schools and agencies, we have a collective responsibility to ensure excellence in outcomes for each and every student through quality teaching, formation and best practice governance. Catholic Schools New South Wales Professional Learning (PL) provides Catholic school educators and responsible persons with a complementary suite of affordable and high-quality offerings.
The Catholic Schools New South Wales Professional Learning Framework identifies opportunities, across a range of modalities, for both formal and informal learning to enhance individual knowledge, skills and professional practice, and enhance the school’s and/or system’s collective effectiveness.
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NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Authorised Provider
Catholic Schools NSW is authorised to assess and accredit PD on NESA’s behalf and has processes in place to ensure the professional learning accredited by Catholic Schools New South Wales meets the criteria set by NESA.
We offer a range of NESA Accredited courses for teachers maintaining their accreditation at Proficient, highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher in NSW. Other courses offered by Catholic Schools New South Wales may align with the NESA list of approved Elective PD.
Successfully completing many of the learning experiences offered by Catholic Schools New South Wales will enable participants to count the indicated hours and minutes addressing the listed Standard Descriptors towards maintenance of teacher accreditation as either NESA Accredited of Elective PD.
A statement in the course description will indicate if the professional learning is NESEA Accredited or Elective PD. Teachers are required to log their own Elective PD in eTAMS.
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) sets the fit and proper persons requirements for ‘responsible persons’ in the Registration and Accreditations of Non-government Schools (RANGS). This includes the requirement that responsible persons whether for an individual school or a system of schools complete 12 hours of NESA approved training over 3 years delivered by a NESA-approved training provider.
- Catholic Schools NSW is a NESA-approved training provider.
- Annually Catholic Schools NSW hosts the NESA approved Education Law Symposium, now a constant in the diaries of those persons responsible for the operation and governance of non-government schools.
- Complementary to the Education Law Symposium Catholic Schools NSW PL offers an ever-expanding suite of NESA approved online on demand module addressing governance issues and more.