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Professional Development Opportunities

Tuesday May 15 or Monday December 10
8am - 4:30pm @ MRC
(8am - 12 noon for CPR only)
Base schools will be invoiced after the course - $99 First Aid/$62 CPR
Department of Education requirements are CPR ever 12 months and First Aid every THREE years. Registration in the links on the right of this page.
Mandatory Training Course - run by Damian Hoey
Tuesday May 15 - 12-3pm @ MRC

For teachers who need to complete Mandatory training this year and have not yet done this in the last 12 month.

Music Teachers’ Seminar


The next Music Teacher Seminar is the QSO PD on  Monday October 22nd at the QSO studios, Southbank.

Twilight PD

The Music Resource Centre offers Twilight Professional Development Sessions each term. Twilights run from 3.30 - 5.00pm, and are held at the Music Resource Centre (or Kelvin Grove)
Twilight sessions for 2018 are yet to be announced.
Tuesday 8th May 3.30 - 5.30pm @ MRC 
Curriculum Cafe - String Repertoire Sharing for Levels 8 - 10 - Lisa Stevenson
Participants need to bring repertoire ideas to share with the group
Monday 23rd July 3.30pm - 5pm @ MRC
(Clarinet/Saxophone) Reeds, ligatures, mouthpieces and of course the embouchure; what’s going on?  Focus in on the specifics, explore the options, try setups for yourself and bring your “school” equipment for analysis.  How do you get that dream tone from the pointy end? 
Monday 30th July 3.30 - 5.30pm @ MRC
Bandroom and Classroom Management - Tim Lefever

A sharing and discussion session based on classroom management skills tailored for your rehearsal and classroom. Organisation and rehearsal skills.


Professional Development Requirements

All teachers (including Instrumental Music Teachers and Instructors) are required to do a minimum amount of Professional Development each calendar year to maintain teacher registration and demonstrate a commitment to continuing Professional Development.  The Queensland College of Teachers (QCOT) has outlined these requirements in their Renewal of Teacher Registration Page.  

With the introduction of Flexible Staff Professional Development Days, there is also a requirement for teachers to complete a number of Professional Development hours outside of rostered duty time.  For further information on this, please see the Staff Professional Development Days Policy page on the Queensland Government website.