CPD resources and activities

Continuing professional development (CPD) comprises active and reflective engagement in a range of professional experiences that are supplementary to your day-to-day responsibilities as a teacher. Professional development is intended to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

You can access relevant professional development information and opportunities from a range of sources including those listed below.

QCT activities and resources

The QCT provides access to a range of resources to enhance teaching and learning, and interpretation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

  1. Check the latest workshops and web conferences on offer (Workshops)
  2. Log in to myQCT to access web conference recordings on a range of topics for teachers with provisional and/or full registration

Professional associations and networks

Statutory authorities and government organisations

Online video and training resources

  • Child protection for teachers – free short course for teachers and school staff wishing to learn about how child abuse and neglect affects children’s learning, why abuse occurs, and how to recognise signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect.
  • Illustrations of Practice – examples implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - Australia
  • Teachers TV – Australia
  • Practice exemplars – National Improvement Hub, Scotland
  • Teaching and learning videos – USA
  • Reflection template for viewing activities
  • OLT - Special Educational Needs courses (for Queensland state school teachers)
  • Positive Partnerships – supporting school age students on the autism spectrum
  • BRITE – Building resilience in teacher education: Five online interactive learning modules focussed on building resilience, relationships, wellbeing, taking initiative and emotions - designed primarily for preservice teachers but of interest to all teachers

Australian educational research and professional development resources

  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

Professional reading

  • QLD Research Digest – developed by ACER, these focus on a single topical issue with an emphasis on what the research means for teachers and teaching
  • Inside Teaching – the professional journal of the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA)
  • QKindy – information and stories on kindergarten programs in Queensland from the OECEC
  • Aussie educator – links to a range of education information Australia-wide
  • Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC)
  • Reflection template for professional reading activities


Disclaimer: The QCT does not necessarily endorse any of the organisations or resources listed above. The links are provided as a service to assist you with information about CPD activities.


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