Teachers Certificate Course - SPELD NSW

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Teachers Certificate Course

Teachers' Certificate Course - Literacy InterventionAPPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2023The SPELD NSW Teachers’ 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 2023, SPELD NSW will be offering the Teachers’ Certificate Course twice.  The first time in Terms 1 & 2 and the second time in terms 3 & 4.  The Teachers’ Certificate Course will be run entirely online with a combination of online activities and live webinars. 

The cost of the Teachers’ 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 Teachers’ Certificate Course 

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ 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? 

Teachers' Certificate Course Modules

The Teachers’ 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.

Teachers' Certificate Course 2023 Dates ​ Apply Today

Term One & Two Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    30 January-5th February
    Live webinar on 2 February, 6.30pm-7.30pm

  • Module One

    6th February- 26th February
    Live webinar on 25 February, 9am to 12.30pm

  • Module Two

    27th February- 19th March
    Live webinar on 16 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Three

    20th March- 9th April
    Live webinar on 6 April, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Four

    17th April- 14th May
    Live webinar on 4 May, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Five

    15th May- 11th June
    Live webinar on 8 June, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Six

    12th June- 2nd July
    Live webinar on 29 June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Term Three & Four Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    17th July- 21st July
    Live webinar 20th July at 6.30pm to 7.30pm

  • Module One

    24th July- 13th August
    Live webinar 12th August 9-12:30pm

  • Module Two

    14th August- 3rd September
    Live webinar 31st August, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Three

    4th September- 24th September
    Live webinar 21st September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Four

    2nd October- 29th October (includes study break for holidays)
    Live webinar 19th October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Five

    30th October- 26th November
    Live webinar 23rd November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Six

    27th November-17th December
    Live webinar 14th December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

NESA Accreditation

Modules 1-4 of the Teachers’ Certificate Course are accredited with NESA for a total of 29 hours of accredited professional learning.  Participants can access each of these NESA accredited modules by enrolling in the whole Teachers’ 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.

2022 Teachers Certificate Course (Registrations closed)

Term One & Two Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    31 January to 6 February
    Live webinar on 3 February, 6.30pm-7.30pm

  • Module One

    7 February to 27 February
    Live webinar on 26 February, 9am to 12.30pm

  • Module Two

    28 February to 20 March
    Live webinar on 17 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Three

    21 March to 10 April
    Live webinar on 7 April, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Four

    18 April to 15 May
    Live webinar on 5 May, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Five

    16 May to 12 June
    Live webinar on 9 June, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Six

    13 June to 3 July
    Live webinar on 23 June, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Term Three & Four Online Course

  • Introductory Week

    18th July to 24th July
    Live webinar 21st July at 6.30pm to 7.30pm

  • Module One

    25th July to 14th August
    Live webinar 13th August 9-12:30pm

  • Module Two

    15th August to 4th September
    Live webinar 1st September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Three

    5th September to 25th September
    Live webinar 22nd September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Four

    26th September to 30th October (includes study break for holidays)
    Live webinar 20th October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Five

    31st October to 27th November
    Live webinar 24th November, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Module Six

    28th November to 18th December
    Live webinar 15th December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

What teachers are saying about the Teachers' 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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