Priority Area 3, Action 18: Free professional development courses from 2024

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
  • phonics

More information

Read Minister Clare’s media release