Professional learning

Support for environmental and sustainability professional learning can be found via:

  • Centennial Parklands Professional Development Courses for 2018. The Parkland's Education team offer professional development and training to enable individuals and organisations to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes to connect children in their own settings. Training themes include adventure in outdoor learning, the outdoor classroom, elemental play (fire, water, air), creativity and imagination outdoors, nature pedagogy. More information

  • Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre's School Sustainability Leaders Forum, Wed 30th May 2018, 8:45-3:00pm Gosford. More information here

  • Botany Bay Environmental Education Centre Teacher Professional Learning. Botany Bay EEC would like to invite you to three amazing workshops available this term. The Art of Nature & Wellbeing, Outdoor Learning and School Gardens, and Geography. For more information

  • Acting Green - Guidelines for sustainable drama practice and drama teaching - prepared by Drama Australia published in 2011.

  • Cool Australia's Online Professional Development Courses - Cool Australia is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of BOSTES-accredited short online courses for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. The online courses support the integration of sustainability and real-life learning in the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
  • Environmental Education Centre - Visit your local website for further professional learning opportunities.
  • My PL@Edu - A professional learning management system by the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC).
  • Outdoor Connections Australia is NESA accredited to provide professional development related to outdoor learning for primary school and early childhood teachers. Courses are suitable for teachers maintaining Proficient Teacher status. All workshops involve a combination of place-based pedagogical theory and practice, with a majority of the time spent outdoors engaged in outdoor learning hands on activities.
  • Kids Teaching Kids is a free, national, peer teaching program that uses the environment and sustainability as a theme and focus for learning. To find out more, including information about the upcoming Sydney professional learning and exclusive Sydney Airport and Qantas schools tours, visit or email  
  • Depth Studies Professional Learning Taronga Zoo is for Stage 6 teachers of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and Investigating Science. 2nd March 2018 at Taronga Zoo Education Centre. More information.
  • Citizen Science Teacher Professional Learning Day - Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre and The Office of Environment and Heritage - Either 19 or 22nd March 2018. More information.