Professional learning opportunities

Professional learning opportunities

There are a wide variety of professional learning opportunities available to departmental employees, offered through internal and external providers.

These opportunities support the personal and professional growth of all employees. Information is available on OnePortal for the following employee groups:

  • teachers
  • school leaders
  • teacher aides
  • public servants
  • executive leaders.

The department also offers a range of publications and newsletters that provide information on professional development:

  • The professional development calendar provides a schedule of events to support individual learning and growth, as well as organisational planning and development.
  • OneChannel provides easy online access to live and on-demand educational and professional development programs.
  • OnePortal bulletins often provide information on upcoming professional development events.
  • The Learning Place offers a range of facilitated and self-paced online courses.

Department employees can find information about professional development opportunities on OnePortal by searching 'learning and professional development'.

Teaching Junior Secondary program

The Teaching Junior Secondary program is a self-directed professional development opportunity designed to support teachers wishing to transition to junior secondary teaching in Queensland state schools.

The purpose of this online, department-funded program is to:

  • strengthen participant understanding of the learning needs of junior secondary students
  • equip eligible teachers with the skills and confidence to teach at the junior secondary level
  • encourage teachers to transition to junior secondary teaching.

We especially encourage current primary school teachers seeking an opportunity to teach in junior secondary to enrol in the program.

How to enrol

To enrol in the Teaching Junior Secondary program, visit the Learning Place.

Further information

If you have any questions about the department’s learning and professional development programs, please email

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Last updated
23 December 2019