2023 NEAS Professional Development Schedule

2023 NEAS Professional Development Schedule

Please see below for the list of professional development offerings in 2023. There is a culmination of offerings including webinars, workshops, face to face events and online material. There is something for everyone!

You may also view recordings of historic PD events such as webinars, workshops and masterclasses via NEAS Online.

Date / TimeType (Online/F2F/
Catchup)
Title / TopicFacilitatorRegister / Access
10 February
12:00pm AEDT
Webinar
Online
Communities of Practice: Research in Quality Assurance

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to learn more about research in ELT. This COP provides an overview of the benefits of engaging in research and provides participants with practical tasks to encourage and support engagement in research. Topics in this area include the continuum of research and the role of quality assurance. The NEAS Endorsed Master Practitioner badge is awarded to industry professionals who undertake an area of research of their own specialist interest.
Convenor: Professor Thomas Roche,
Southern Cross University College

Register
Free
23 February
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: PeopleCert

PeopleCert delivers exams in more than 200 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology, enabling professionals to reach their full potential and realise their life ambitions through certifications and learning.
TBARegister
Free
2 March
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Acumen

Acumen supports a vast array of international education organisations with their international presence worldwide, including universities, vocational providers, schools, EdTech providers, accommodation providers and education agents.
TBARegister
Free
24 March
15:00 AEDT
Workshop
F2F Melbourne
Communities of Practice: Arts Based Pedagogy

This COP is for teaching professionals who would like to embed the arts and drama into their teaching repertoire. It introduces the benefits of alternative teaching methods in the ELT classroom and provides participants with a supportive structure to begin their journey into the world of the arts in ELT. Topics of discussion in this COP include the power of drama in teaching, reflective self-assessment and professional development opportunities in this space.
Convenor: Peetra LechteRegister
$10
6 April
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Understanding the NEAS CPD Framework

NEAS PD is accessible to anyone in the ELT community. NEAS supports and encourages continuing professional development (CPD) by assigning CPD points to each of its PD activities.
Earning CPD through a number of the activities through NEAS validates quality learning for teachers, managers and ELT professionals. Micro credentialing for ELT professionals and how to access and share your online badges will be explained during this webinar.
Rima IbrahimRegister
Free
18 April 16:00 AESTWorkshop
Online
Ukraine Workshop Series

This is a specialist workshop for business owners and teachers to:
1. Enhance further bilateral and educational links;
2. Share expertise in quality assurance, online delivery, and teacher training; and
3. Identify and promote new collaborative opportunities.
The workshop will be centred around the sharing of teaching and learning innovations and quality assurance activities of High Schools, Vocational Colleges, Universities, and English Language Centres, who are either operating in Ukraine, or interested in partnering with Ukraine organisations.
TBARegister
Free
3-5 May
09:00-17:00 AEST
Conference
F2F + Online
NEAS Australia Management Conference

Theme: English Language Teaching – The Profession, The Professional, Professionalism
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11 May
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Learning Vault

Learning Vault develops micro-credential taxonomies and educational resources, digital badging and digital certification – and the technologies to support their integration into modern learning environments.
TBARegister
Free
16 June
15:00 AEST
Workshop
F2F
Sydney
Communities of Practice: Education Agents

This COP provides ELT professionals with an overview of the role of education agents in student recruitment. Participants in this COP will learn the advantages of working with education agents in student recruitment and learn how to recognise and build strong relationships between schools, centres and education agents. Topics of discussion in this area include the agent/student lifecycle and best practices in working with education agents. NEAS Endorsed Education Agents are measured against Quality Area J of the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework.
Convenor: Leisl Bruhn, Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolRegister
$10
6 July
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Spotlight on Area O: Supplementary Courses

This webinar will explore the latest NEAS Quality Area, O: Supplementary Courses.
Rima IbrahimRegister
Free
13 July
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: IELTS

IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
TBARegister
Free
11 August
15:00 AEST
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: ELT Qualifications

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to explore further study options and learn more about ELT qualifications. The course provides an overview of the key features of ELT qualifications and provides participants with practical tasks to guide their choices for further ELT studies.
Convenor: Natalie Dipsellas, Academy of EnglishRegister
$10
17 August
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Pearson

More than 140 million users worldwide trust Pearson products and services. Pearson offers Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education services.
TBARegister
Free
7 September
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: ETS Global

ETS Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the international arm of ETS that brings the company expertise to educational and business communities around the world.
TBARegister
Free
22 September
15:00 AEST
Workshop
F2F
Gold Coast
Communities of Practice: Leadership in ELT

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to develop leadership knowledge and skills. This COP applies a number of fundamental leadership theories and provides participants with practical tasks and techniques to apply to their professional context. Topics of discussion in this area include leadership styles and team management, team development and self-management.
Convenor: Jason West, UTS CollegeRegister
$10
5 October
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Duolingo

The Duolingo language learning app is the a popular way to learn languages. In addition to its language learning appcore platform, the company created the Duolingo English Test, an affordable and convenient language certification option that is accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide.
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Free
10 November
15:30 AEDT
Workshop
F2F
Brisbane
Communities of Practice: High School Preparation

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to develop their knowledge and practices in school preparation programs. It provides an overview of the key features of school preparation programs and provides participants with practical tasks to apply to their centres. Topics of discussion in this area include welfare and pastoral support for students and transitioning to receiving (mainstream) school education.
Convenor: David Ferguson,
John Paul International College
Register
$10
16 November
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Allianz Partners

Allianz Partners has become one of Australia’s leaders in assistance. Providing a range of services and solutions, they thoughtfully navigate complex situations and expertly assist people in need through specialist support, advice and action.
TBARegister
Free