How do I register for a professional learning course?
Click here to register online. Alternatively you can email [email protected] or call us on 02 8020 3900.
Do I have to be a member to register for a professional learning course?
No, anyone can register for PETAA professional learning courses. However members do receive a 25% discount, and member schools can send up to 5 staff members to each course at this 25% discount.
Do members receive a discount when they register for PETAA professional learning?
Yes, members receive a 25% discount off courses, plus an Earlybird discount, if applicable. School members can send up to 5 staff members to each course at this 25% discount.
Do you offer an Earlybird discount?
Yes, we offer a 5% Earlybird discount for registrations that meet the Earlybird criteria for each course. This is usually for registrations 14 days prior to the course date, but this may occasionally vary. Please check the course details to confirm.
What is the latest I can register for a course?
If there are places still available, you may register for a course right up until the day of the course. Please be aware that your name may not be on the sign in sheet if you have registered close to the course date.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
We endeavour to cater for a range of special dietary requirements. Please advise us of your requirements via the registration form.
What if I need wheelchair or other special access at the venue?
We endeavour to ensure full access at the venues we select. Please advise us of your requirements via the registration form.
How can I pay for professional learning courses?
All payments are made in Australian Dollars.
If you are a school you may request an invoice to be sent, and payment options will be detailed on this form.
For individuals, payment can be made by
- Credit card- when purchasing online
- Phone 02 8020 3900
- Fax 02 8020 3933
- EFT (direct deposit) – Please email remittance to [email protected] quoting your member number or name as a reference
Account name: Primary English Teaching Association Bank/branch: Macquarie Bank, Sydney, NSW BSB: 182 222 Account no: 303017750
- Cheque – Payable to Primary English Teaching Association. PETAA, PO Box 3106, Marrickville Metro, NSW 2204 Australia
Can I be invoiced for a professional learning course?
If you are a school you may request an invoice to be sent once you reach the shopping basket, and payment options will be detailed on this form.
What if I have to cancel?
Cancellations must be notified in writing (email [email protected] or fax 02 8020 3933). Cancellations received less than 5 working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per attendee ($25 for half day courses).
Can I send someone in my place?
Places are transferable between teachers from the same school. If you send someone to the course in your place, please ask them to cross out your name on the sign-in sheet and replace it with their own. Please advise us as early as possible if you need to transfer your registration.
Am I able to transfer to another course?
Registrations are transferable between courses. Please notify the PETAA office as early as possible to arrange for your registration to be transferred and this will be done where possible. Please note that transfers are not accepted after the course has run, if you didn’t show up to your registered course, or if you forgot to go.
Do the courses you promote always go ahead?
Occasionally we may need to postpone or cancel a course. Please ensure that you provide us with current email and phone contact details so that we can advise you of any changes to the arrangements.
What benefits do you offer to host schools?
Click here to find out more about the benefits for host schools, including 5 free staff places.
Can your presenters come to my school and run a tailored course for my staff only?
Yes, our presenters run workshops for schools on many different topics Click here to find out more about how we can tailor a course for your school.
Are PETAA’s courses accredited?
Currently PETAA is a NSW Institute of Teachers endorsed provider of professional development for the maintenance of accreditation of Professional Competence, Elements 1, 2, 3, 4 of the Professional Teaching Standards for K-6 English. We are looking to expand our accreditation with teaching institutes in other states and territories of Australia and will shortly be offering courses accredited at the Highly Accomplished level.
How can I get my hours signed off?
When you sign in for a course, please make sure you add your NSWIT number in the accreditation column and PETAA will update your hours with the NSWIT. If you forget to do this on the day of the course, please email your NSWIT number to [email protected] or phone 02 8020 3900 for assistance.
How can I become a PETAA professional learning presenter?
Click here for more information about becoming a PETAA presenter, to access guidelines on proposing a course and the course proposal form.