About school-based non-teaching staff

School-based non-teaching staff members make an important contribution to student progress and achievement by supporting principals, students and teachers, and maintaining positive relationships with parents/caregivers and the wider community.

Non-teaching staff members in our schools include:

  • Aboriginal Education Officers
  • Business Managers
  • Community Liaison Officers
  • Farm Assistants
  • General Assistants
  • School Administrative Managers
  • School Administrative Officers
  • School Learning Support Officers
  • Student Support Officers

What professional learning is available?

In the current environment we recognise the challenges that all staff face in adapting to significant changes in the way teaching and learning occurs. This includes the way in which we undertake professional learning and the method in which it is delivered.

As we manage return to school and the restrictions still in place due to COVID-19, face-to-face professional learning will not be available until we have been advised it's safe to do so.

Professional learning offerings are now available to enrol in via MyPL. We are not yet able to offer face-to-face conferences or events. The team have planned a full agenda delivered to you as virtual live sessions. We look forward to any feedback you would like to provide.

Please visit our course catalogue to see the range of professional learning available including, live scheduled interactive and recorded sessions for school-based non-teaching staff in your area.

A range of recorded sessions available via MyPL for you to complete at a time that suits you.

PLNTS professional learning schedule - recorded anywhere, anytime sessions (PDF)

A range of links to other relevant learning that you may find of interest.

Other online learning resources for non-teaching staff (PDF).

This information is also available on the Learning from home website .

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and participate in as many of these professional learning offerings as possible.

Further information

For more information, please contact the PLNTS team at PLNTS@det.nsw.edu.au.

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