Training dates

If you’d like to teach ethics at a school near you, there is an initial application process before doing the in-person or online training course. Please apply here. You’ll need 2-3 weeks to complete the initial interview, background checks and our brief preliminary online information courses. You’ll then be able to attend one of our free teacher training sessions, either face to face or online.

Scroll down for the details and dates. All times are AEST. Contact our Helpdesk for further information about any aspect of training.

What trainees say about our training sessions:

  • ‘Possibly the best structured and most professionally delivered training course I have ever attended.’
  • ‘Excellent program. I have been working in tertiary education over the past year and I think this was some of the best training in facilitating small group learning I have received’
  • ‘I really am so blown away by how good the training is!’
  • ‘I was so amazed with the training, how much practical training was present and how ready I feel now to take the class, even though I was getting nervous about it before training. Thank you very much.’

New teacher training

face-to-face workshops

Face-to-face workshops are restricted to 16 or 24 participants to ensure adequate social distancing. There are COVID-safe protections in place.

The next in-person workshops are on:

  • Saturday / Sunday September 10 and 11, UTS Broadway (easy walking distance from Central Station, in Sydney), 9.30 – 4.30pm
  • Saturdays October 15 and 22, Meadowbank (north of Strathfield, on the train line but with parking too, in Sydney), 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday / Sunday November 12 and 13, University of Wollongong (parking on-campus), 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Saturdays November 19 and 26, Warabrook (in Newcastle, lots of parking nearby), 9.30am – 4.30pm

Contact Danya Webb on for more details or to book into the next workshop.

Make sure you’ve applied first!

online courses

Online training course participants must commit to attend all Zoom sessions, usually at the same time every week for a period of four consecutive weeks (though timetables vary – details and dates are listed below). All sessions are run ‘live’ in person by a Primary Ethics trainer.

Each of the four sessions is two-and-a-half hours. Participants must also complete some self-paced e-learning and contribute to an online forum between sessions (these two activities combined take approximately one hour per session).

The next courses will take place on [all times are AEST]: 

  • Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 – 11.30am, starts 26 August, then August 30, September 2, 6. [Group 215]
  • Wednesdays, 6 – 8.30pm, starts 31 August, then September 7, 14, 21. [Group 211]
  • Fridays, 10.30am – 1pm, starts 2 September, then September 9, 16, 23. [Group 212]
  • Saturdays, 1 – 3.30pm, starts 3 September, then September 10, 17, 24. [Group 209]
  • Tuesdays & Fridays, 12noon – 2.30pm, starts 9 September, then 13, 16, 20. [Group 210]

Contact Danya Webb on for more details or to book into the next group.

Make sure you’ve applied first!


Attending an online Virtual Classroom via Zoom is the final step in your training to be an Ethics Coordinator. In this workshop, we discuss common issues you encounter working with schools, recruitment forward planning, Department procedures and interview techniques. All ethics coordinators must complete this. 

Our next workshops are on:

  • Thursday 10.30am – 1.30pm, 15 September
  • Saturday 1 – 4pm, 26 November

Contact Danya Webb on for more details or to book into the next workshop.