Teacher Professional Development

Our NESA-approved professional development courses are held for primary and secondary school teachers with the aim to help educators gain a deeper understanding in key curriculum/subject based areas and broader educational areas.

Courses currently on offer

Date: Friday 21 July 2023.

Time: 9 am to 4 pm.

Location: Wollongong campus, University of Wollongong.


Detailed description

This NESA accredited workshop is designed for both teachers new to teaching HSC Chemistry Module 8 and those who would like to refamiliarize themselves with the content, background theory and make connections across the different inquiry questions of Module 8: Instrumental Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Substances. This hands-on workshop aims to enhance classroom outcomes and build knowledge around advanced chemical instrumentation, analysis of data and how to interpret it.

In this course, you will be unpacking:

  • the theory and principles of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • proton and carbon Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H- and 13C-NMR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)
  • Mass Spectroscopy (MS)

Register to attend the Instrumental Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Substances workshop

Date: To be arranged with school

Duration: Three hours

Location: Within school

Cost: Dependent on the amount of participants, as a guide $300 for In2Uni schools or $400 for Non-In2Uni schools.

Detailed description

Over the course of three hours teachers will learn about a variety of career education topics be in order to support a whole school approach to Careers Education. The session will provide an understanding of different approaches to Careers Education and a look at the current World of Work. It will give guidance on how to approach careers conversations with students – what to say and what not to say as a classroom teacher, a form teacher, or just casually in the playground. 

Participants will then engage with other teachers in their KLA to consider how careers can fit into their teaching in this area, and finally what a whole school approach might look like in their school.

Contact us for more information or to apply

Date: To be notified of when this course will be running again, please contact us at in-2-uni@uow.edu.au to be put on our mailing list.

For further information on this course, please see below.

Duration: Three hours.

Location: Online.


  • In2Uni school teacher - cost to be confirmed.
  • Non-In2Uni school teacher - cost to be confirmed.

Detailed description

This course will critically examine the needs of a special population of students who are generally under-represented in programs for gifted and talented children.

Teachers will be prepared to meet the needs of this special group of students through analysing and evaluating alternative forms of assessment and developing appropriate strategies for curriculum design and delivery.

Contact us

Outreach & Future Students team