Teacher Certificate Course - SPELD NSW

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Teacher Certificate Course

Teacher Certificate Course - Literacy InterventionAPPLICATIONS OPEN FOR TERM 1, 2024The SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in literacy and literacy intervention. The course is focused on language and literacy development, with individual modules on Learning, Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness and Phonology, Explicit Phonic Intervention, Fluency, Vocabulary & Comprehension, Spelling, Handwriting & Morphology, and Adjustments and Intervention Planning.

In 2024, SPELD NSW will be offering the Teacher Certificate Course twice.  The first time in Terms 1 & 2 and the second time in terms 3 & 4.  The Teacher Certificate Course will be run entirely online with a combination of online activities and live webinars. 

Applications open for Term 1 2024.

The cost of the Teacher Certificate Course is $2,250 (inc GST).  The course cost includes Individual SPELD NSW membership worth $70.  More details on the course, application process and payment arrangements are included in the Information Pack. 

Why consider the SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course 

The SPELD NSW Teacher Certificate Course is suitable for Learning Support teachers, Primary School Classroom teachers, High School literacy and support teachers, new graduates and specialist tutors. 

What is the course structure?

What are the course outcomes? 

Teacher Certificate Course Modules

The Teacher Certificate Course is run online in a combination of online activities and live webinars. The course includes pre-recorded lecture, videos, readings, quizzes and live online/face to face workshops, practical application and reflection tasks. An online learning platform with discussion forums provides opportunities to collaborate.

Teacher Certificate Course 2024 Dates Apply Today

Term One & Two Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    30th January-4th February

  • Module One

    5th February- 25th February
    Live webinar on 24th February, 9.00am to 12:30pm

  • Module Two

    26th February- 24th March
    Live webinar on 12th March, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Three

    25th March- 5th May
    Live webinar on 9th April, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Four

    6th May – 2nd June
    Live webinar on 21st May, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Five

    3rd June – 23rd June
    Live webinar on 18th June, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Six

    24th June- 7th July
    Optional Q&A webinar on 2nd July, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Term Three & Four Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    15th July- 21st July

  • Module One

    22nd July- 11th August
    Live webinar TBA

  • Module Two

    12th August- 8th September
    Live webinar on 27th August, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Three

    9th September- 20th October
    Live webinar on 24th September, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Four

    21st October- 17th November
    Live webinar on 5th November, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Five

    18th November- 8th December
    Live webinar on 3rd December, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Module Six

    9th December-20th December
    Optional Q&A webinar on 10th December, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

NESA Accreditation

Modules 1-5 of the Teacher Certificate Course are accredited with NESA for a total of 36 hours of accredited professional learning.  Participants can access each of these NESA accredited modules by enrolling in the whole Teacher Certificate Course.

Module 1

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Module 1: Mind Matters will contribute 7 hours 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 5.1.2 & 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 2

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Module 2: Sound It Out will contribute 6 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.5.2 & 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 3

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 3: To the Letter: Explicit Phonics Instruction will contribute 6 hours 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Module 4

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 4: In a Word will contribute 8 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Modules 5

Completing Teacher Certificate Course (Literacy Intervention): Modules 5: Spell Bound will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.5.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

What teachers are saying about the Teacher Certificate Course

“This was by far the best course I have ever done and would highly recommend it. All six modules were practical and informative. The online format made it easier for me to complete it, as I could work around teaching and family commitments. I have made many adjustments to my own teaching practice based on what I have learnt and have seen the positive impact of this on the students I teach. I now feel much more confident in my role as Learning Support teacher as I have a wealth of knowledge I can draw from.”
“I learnt so much, with many "Ah Hah!" moments. This course brought together so many elements of lived experience and best practice theory, seamlessly connecting them. I feel I have developed a strongly integrated skill set, with awareness of big picture connections, as well as the specific knowledge and skills needed to confidently and effectively ensure a highly inclusive, adaptable approach that supports learners to succeed. Thank you!”
"The SPELD Teacher Certificate Course provided valuable knowledge, skills and strategies to support students in developing literacy ... skills. This course taught me things that should be essential for every teacher in every school. I feel empowered to make a difference to my students.”

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