Reflecting on standards

Course code: NRG15593

Course description and enrolment

This course is a credible and practical guide reflecting against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. They provide a common understanding and language about best-practice teaching, which makes it easy to pinpoint those aspects of your practice that are effective, and those aspects that require growth. If you wish to take an active role in your professional development, this course gives you the practical tips and techniques you'll need to do it.

Once you have completed the course, in line with the course conditions specified, your NESA Professional Development hours will be automatically transferred to your NESA record.

Learning outcomes

You will learn to:

  • engage in a cycle of continuous reflection to increase your awareness of your teaching practice
  • examine your teaching practice through the framework of the Standards
  • take an active role in your professional growth by identifying and prioritising areas of your practice that require improvement
  • set yourself specific, measurable goals to precisely capture the achievements, knowledge, skills and attitudes you should aim to exhibit
  • engage in effective professional development to build your capacity to achieve your learning goals.

Teaching practices

The following teaching practices are addressed in this course:

  • evaluate teaching and learning.

Supervisor support notes

Supervisors should review the supervisor notes for Reflecting on standards.

Standard descriptors addressed: 6.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.2.2.


  • Human resources
  • Teaching and learning


  • Effective classroom practice
  • Professional development
  • Professional learning
  • Professional standards
  • Teacher accreditation
  • Teaching
  • Teaching effectiveness

Business Unit:

  • People Culture and Capability
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