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.

Upcoming Events

2023 NAPLAN Co-facilitator training (Cross-sector) / 2023 NAPLAN Facilitator training (CSNSW only)
Training provides schools with the tools they need to prepare for and manage test sessions, including understanding how disability adjustments work in the online assessment platform and how to manage unexpected events. For further information please contact
Early Years Symposium
Engage with and learn from national and international experts who are at the forefront of educational research and evidenced -based practice in early years education. Themes include school readiness, strengthening partnerships and improving young children’s learning and development. For further information please contact
CSSA Forum - Behaviour & Disability Network Day
The biannual CSSA Forum starts the year by bringing together the expertise of those working in disability and wellbeing.  A specific invitation is extended to those who usually attend the disability Network meetings and the CSSA Forums. For further information please contact or
Catholic Schools NSW Education Law Symposium
The annual Catholic Schools NSW Education Law Symposium is NESA approved training for responsible persons and now an annual event in the calendar those responsible for the operation and governance of schools and school systems. More information to come in 2023.

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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Catholic Schools NSW Professional Learning (CSNSW PL) offers a comprehensive suite of online and on demand professional learning for teachers, teacher assistants (K-12) and those in governance in Catholic schools across NSW.

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.

Governance Training

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.

For more information about Governance Training for responsible persons and NESA requirements please contact Catholic Schools NSW here.