Free professional development for teachers and school leaders will be available from next year. The University of Adelaide will deliver three separate evidence-based microcredential courses in 2024 and 2025.
The Australian Government has awarded the University of Adelaide just over $3 million to design and deliver the three microcredential courses for teacher professional development.
The courses deliver on Action 18 in the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan which sets out a clear pathway for addressing the national issue of teacher workforce shortages.
The courses will complement the Government’s Microcredentials Pilot in Higher Education, which is providing $18.5 million to support the development and delivery of microcredentials.
About the courses
Microcredentials are small courses in a specific area of study, with a focus on upskilling and reskilling in short timeframes to meet the needs of employers and industry.
The courses will be informed by evidence-based practices and developed by experts with extensive classroom and academic experience.
The courses are:
- classroom management
- explicit teaching