Professional development

Upcoming and on demand

The IEU’s Term 3 professional development program has been extremely well received. More than 500 members registered for the Dave Vinegrad series of courses that included 10 Secrets of Effective Teaching, Responding to Extreme Behaviours, and Managing Difficult Conversations with Parents. If you missed them live, you can still view them on demand.

PD on demand

Are you looking at attaining your teacher proficiency or are you mentoring a colleague through the accreditation process? Or are you simply looking for some high quality PD to assist you in your own maintenance of accreditation cycle?

The IEU has more than 50 hours of NESA registered, on demand, high quality PD that you can access at any time through The IEU Zone.

Courses ranging from behaviour management, voice care, and assisting students with anxiety, provide members with practical advice that transfers directly into the classroom.

A series of seven courses explores the practice articulated in each of the seven Standard descriptors for beginning teachers who are looking at attaining proficiency.

For the mentors, we have a series of three two-hour sessions that cut through the myths and rumours to the truth of what NESA requires and how to use the process as a positive, developmental professional experience that benefits everyone involved.

Log on to to create your unique member profile and access our full suite of PD courses.

The IEU professional development program is member driven and we welcome any suggestions you might have. You might even like to be a presenter. Contact us with your suggestions:

Coming up: Meet the author – The Music Advantage

Join Dr Anita Collins as she discusses her new book, The Music Advantage, in a one hour, NESA registered interview on Monday 7 September at 6pm.

Dr Collins draws on the latest international neurological research to reveal the extraordinary and often surprising benefits that learning music can have for children. According to Dr Collins’s research, learning music can give every child an advantage, no matter how they're tracking at school.

Dr Collins will shed light on the techniques she has seen in operation around the world and trialled herself. With real examples from home and school, along with some practical strategies, The Music Advantage shows how teachers can support their students’ educational development with music.

Join the panel and win a book: The IEU has two copies of Dr Collins’s book, The Music Advantage, to give away. All we ask is that you commit being on the book review panel, a follow up registered session, in which IEU members discuss implementing the ideas presented in the book.

Tell us in 50 words or fewer why you should be part of the panel and receive your free copy of The Music Advantage. Email – Subject Line: The Music Advantage.

Coming up: Ace your interview – calling all student teachers

Are you finishing your teaching degree this year? Will you soon be applying for jobs? Have you ever wondered what it is the principal is looking for when a job applicant walks through the door?

The IEU will hold its first online "Ace your interview" session for final year teaching graduates in September. A panel of experienced principals will be online to answer all your interview questions and provide tips on how best to present yourself. You will also receive some useful insights into what your first year working in a school might look like. Contact for more information.

Pat Devery
Professional Officer