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  • Professional Teachers’ Council Executive Officer - Recruitment

    The Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC NSW) is seeking an Executive Officer to support its board and member associations. The position will be subject to an initial 3 month review.

     General Selection Criteria

    1. Successful teaching experience in NSW schools with active involvement in, or a sound understanding of, professional teaching associations
    2. Ability to generate income streams, capacity to manage projects ‐including the management of finances within strict timelines, and ability to lead an experienced administration team
    3. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability in the preparation of written reports, submissions and briefings in short timeframes
    4. Capacity to work with groups including stakeholders, agencies and professional teaching associations to provide the PTC NSW board and its associations with timely advice
    5. Demonstrated experience in the use and monitoring of technology
    6. Knowledge and understanding of Ethical Practice, Equal Employment Opportunities, Ethnic Affairs Priority, Employee Assistance Program, Working With Children Check, and Workplace, Health and Safety policies.

    Base Salary $ 102,000 plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Applications to be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: Attention – President PTC NSW_Recruitment_Confidential

    (All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application within 24 hours of submission)

    Closing time and date: on or before 5.00pm - Friday 5th of December, 2014

    Position commencement date: 12 December 2014 or by negotiation

    Additional information and a copy of the detailed Selection Criteria: icon PTCNSW Criteria EO Position 2014 (102.39 kB)

    or contact Shreela Pradhan, PTC NSW Administration, Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm on (02) 9716 0378


  • Global education and the NSW K–12 syllabuses

    The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) has recognised that to live and work successfully in the diverse 21st century world, students need to be equipped with knowledge and understanding, skills and processes, values and attitudes that help them to successfully navigate such diversity. In order to achieve this, BOSTES has included the Australian curriculum cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities, and has identified additional, essential content to be integrated into all Key Learning Areas.

    In NSW this is called Learning across the curriculum. The five global education learning emphases complement the BOSTES Learning across the curriculum and together work toward the goal of active and informed citizenship for all students.

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PTC NSW Member Associations

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Teachers - Join a Professional Teaching Association today!

  • Membership of a Professional Teaching Association entitles you to:

    • Actively participate in curriculum development
    • Be involved in network meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences
    • Receive newsletters or journals and email updates
    • Have access to resources and support networks
    • Maintain and improve knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Develop a professional and social network of colleagues
    • Access to leadership and mentoring opportunities
    • Improve your involvement in education decision making


    Professional associations ... play an important role in enriching and enhancing the quality of teaching, curriculum support, educative leadership, and school development in general. - Schools Renewal Page 112


    How to join a Professional Teaching Association

    For information on joining a professional teachers association, please visit our Member Association websites.  On these sites you will find more information about the work of particular associations, event information, resources and publications AND how to become a member of the association.

    If a website link is not available, please contact the PTC NSW office stating the association you wish to communicate with and we will put you in touch with them. 


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Student Study Days

  • Here you will find information for students and their teachers about student study days held by our Professional Teaching Organisations over the course of the school year.

    This year Student Study Days will be listed here once they are finalised:

    Information will be posted progressively during the year about our associations' HSC Student Study Days. For further information about subject specific student days please go to the Associations section . Here you will find a link to each association's website where you will find registration forms and contact details for particular events.

    HSC Student Support

    Here you will find useful information about key dates for the Higher School Certificate and the School Certificate Examinations and links to the Board of Studies online student support. All the Board's resources HSC resources are available here.

    Students login using their four-digit personal ID number (PIN) and student number, which gives access to their exam timetable and past exam papers. Students can also access HSC syllabuses, practice tests, notes from markers and other support materials.

    HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

    Outstanding works by 2011 HSC students are showcased to the public in a range of exhibitions and performances during 2012. Exhibitions such as ARTEXPRESSDESIGNTECH and TEXSTYLE will also tour regional centres in the coming year.

     The NSW Board of Studies has an extensive collection of teaching resources available for download or purchase online.


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Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW)

  • The Global Education Project NSW (GEPNSW) is a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid funded project that works to help educators provide teaching and learning which broadens students’ outlook so they become more active, involved citizens of the global community.

    We work with universities to deliver Global Education content and pedagogy to pre-service teachers across the full range of KLAs and with schools in all sectors to develop resources and teaching programs.

    For teachers

    Access a range of Global Education classroom and background resources

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    gepnsw gpf cover s Global education is a perspective which broadens students’ outlook to become active, engaged citizens of the global community. It provides deep learning opportunities for the exploration of all subjects through the five global education learning emphases: interdependence and globalisation;identity and cultural diversity; social justice and human rights; peace building and conflict resolution; and sustainable futures.

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Global Education and MyScience (GEMS)

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  • Survey: For teachers and leaders by teachers and leaders

    The NSW school authorities, NSW Department of Education and Communities, the NSW Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Education Commission NSW, together with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) are committed to the provision of professional development for teaching staff and are working with the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW (PTC NSW) to provide high quality, effective professional learning for teachers who have returned or are returning to the profession following:

    (a) an extended  period of leave (i.e.) 5 years or more; or

    (b) trained interstate or overseas

  • World Teachers' Day 2014 - Celebration of Excellence

    Friday 31 October 2014 is World Teachers’ Day and the Professional Teachers’ Council New South Wales (PTC NSW) seeks the support of the media in the recognition and celebration of our teachers and the teaching profession.

  • International Conference: Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference 2014

    The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW, in conjunction with the Global Education Project NSW and the Australian Catholic University are pleased to be the co-hosts of the Pacific Circle Consortium Annual Conference 2014: Chats over the back fence: sharing global educational perspectives with neighbours October 17-19, 2014

  • Accreditation mandatory for all teachers 2016 survey

    In 2016 all practising teachers will be required to maintain their accreditation at Proficiency level.

    This will provide opportunities as well as challenges for Professional Teaching Associations (PTAs) as providers of highly valued, quality Professional Learning (PL) courses. To support PTAs in the development of quality PL PTC NSW has developed a survey to identify areas where support will be required.

    Please complete the online survey 5.00pm on Monday 18 August.

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