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Professional development

The more you learn, the more they learn

Want to make a bigger difference in the classroom? We can give you the specialist knowledge you need to take your teaching to the next level.

Flexible study

Choose between studying online at your own pace, face-to-face or a combination to suit your needs.

Future focused

Choose from topics and specialist skills that will keep you ahead of developments in the profession.

Pathways to keep learning

Advance your learning. Our short courses can earn you credit towards a postgraduate qualification.

Online courses

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

Find out what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help.


Free 2 hour course
Starts 21 January 2019
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13 hour module
4 - 31 March 2018
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Innovative thinking for teachers and school leaders

Build the capabilities to bring to life ideas and opportunities in your school or classroom.


Free 2 hour course
Starts 21 January 2019
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13 hour module
4 - 31 March 2019
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Creating apps in the classroom

Learn how to create a basic app to use in your own teaching practice. You'll use an app creation site to design and develop a simple sample app.


Free 2 hour course
Starts 4 February 2019
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13 hour module
18 March - 14 April 2019
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Teaching phonics in early childhood

Learn how to support young children to develop their oral language and phonological and phonemic awareness.


Free 2 hour course
Starts 4 February 2019
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13 hour module
18 March - 14 April 2019
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Child protection for teachers

Feel empowered to protect your students by identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect.


Free 2 hour course
Starts 21 January 2019
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Teaching probability and statistics

Refresh the basics of statistics and probability, and learn appropriate strategies for teaching these concepts to middle year students (Years 7-9 or from ages 12-14).


13 hour module
18 March - 14 April 2019
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On campus workshops

Design lab - activating learning in the new QCE

Work in teams to ensure the best outcomes for students in the new Queensland senior syllabus
22 March 2019 (full-day workshop), 8:30am-3:30pm
24 May 2019 (half-day follow up workshop), 8:30am-12:00pm
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Prevention and intervention for school bullying

Develop the strategies to prevent bullying in the classroom
Friday 29 March 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
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Introducing Desmos to your maths or science classroom

Use Desmos graphing calculators to help your students learn and love mathematics and science
Friday 3 May 2019, 8:30am-12:00pm
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Mentoring beginning teachers

Share your skills and knowledge with the next generation of teachers
Friday 10 May 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
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Introducing STEM to primary school classrooms

Ignite your students’ curiosity and love for STEM education with engineering activities for Years 3-6
Friday 17 May 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
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Self-care and wellbeing for teachers

Support yourself so you can support your students
Friday 31 May 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
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Teaching intercultural competence and awareness

Develop the skills to foster your students' intercultural sensitivity so they can thrive in the real world
Friday 7 June 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
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Teaching inquiry-based STEM in early childhood

Engage and excite children in STEM subjects in early childhood settings
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 6:15pm-8:30pm
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Rhythm and movement for self-regulation

Learn how to use music and movement to manage classroom behaviour of children aged 3 to 8 years old
Friday 14 June, 6:15pm-8:30pm
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Embedding Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in education

Make your contribution to reconciliation and successful learning experiences for all students
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8:45am-3:30pm
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Other workshops planned for 2019 include:

  • Assessment
  • Differentiation for diverse students
  • Gender and sexualities
  • Digital pedagogies
  • Entrepreneurial thinking for school leaders
  • Embedding the arts into the curriculum

Email edu.development@qut.edu.au to register your interest in these workshops.

Customised professional development for groups

Professional development courses can be customised for groups of education students, teachers, principals and senior staff or other people working in the education sector. If your school or organisation has a professional development need, we can tailor a course to meet your needs.

Our expertise includes assessment, classroom management, curriculum development, data analytics, early childhood, inclusive education, literacy, STEM, TESOL and trauma-aware schooling.

Email edu.development@qut.edu.au for more information about customised professional development.

Contact us

Find us at
Level 3, B Block
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

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