How do online courses work?
PETAA online courses are split between two categories: Unmoderated Courses and Moderated courses. The course type will be clearly labelled on each course listing on our site. When registered for an Unmoderated course, participants have access to materials for 365 days after purchase. Unmoderated courses are self-paced, and are content-focused only, with no interaction with the presenter. Moderated courses are open for shorter periods, from 4-6 weeks, and are self-paced, with participants receiving feedback from the presenter. All PETAA online courses include videos, readings, tasks and quizzes to complete.
PETAA members, including students, individual members, and those who belong to a school with a PETAA membership have access to courses at our discounted member rate. Once you have selected the course you’d like to attend, you’ll need to register online. Once registration is complete, you’ll receive an email confirmation. When it is almost time for the course to open, you will receive an email from PETAA College Administrator with links to the course material. If you lose that email, you’ll be able to log in to PETAA college – where our course material is housed – at this page.
PL subscription members (not the same as a school membership but includes it) will be able to access all unmoderated courses within their subscription via the PL Subscription Course Page here. To register for your course, click to enter and begin your learning. Your login details for PETAA College are the same as your PETAA website details.
Please click forgot password when logging in to generate a new one OR if you are logging in for the first time. Alternatively, you can email us if you need these details reset.
Can I organise PL to be held in my school just for my staff?
Yes. Once you identify a need in your school you can contact the PETAA PL Manager who will work with you to find an expert in that area / topic. A program can be tailored to your school needs and context. These can be delivered in face-to-face setting, blended delivery (partial face-to-face and partial delivery via ZOOM), or entirely online- perfect for staff meeting PL. To learn more about Tailored Professional Learning with PETAA, visit out Tailored Information Page.
COVID Policy when booking Professional Learning:
PETAA is taking bookings for tailored face to face PL, however with respect to COVID 19, PETAA must comply with state Health recommendations and guidelines from relevant educational bodies who may have their own restrictions. State borders may limit the movement of presenters, however we will do our best to assist wherever we can.
How does Accreditation work with PETAA events?
All teachers who complete PETAA face to face and online workshops receive a certificate which contains the duration of the course and standards involved. Teachers can document this learning as Teacher Identified PL for accreditation purposes. In 2021, NESA changed their accreditation system and now only some PETAA courses are NESA accredited. You can find relevant information on the website. If a PETAA course is not NESA accredited, NSW Teachers can document this learning as Elective PL for accreditation purposes.
Can I present for PETAA?
PETAA is interested in hearing from presenters in all Australian States and Territories who offer innovative teaching and learning strategies for the classroom. If you are an educational consultant, author, academic or exemplary teacher in the field of English and the teaching of literacies who would be interested in presenting for PETAA, please read the information on our website.
How do I access my course?
OPTION 1: My school has a PETAA PL Subscription. How do I access PL Subscription Courses? (Note: This is not the same as a school membership)
Access can be managed via this link to our PL Subscription Home Page. Please ensure you are logged into the PETAA website using your username and password. Click the course you wish to enter to get started.
OPTION 2: I have my own PETAA Membership/I belong to a school with a PETAA School Membership - How do I access courses?
To access your course, you must first follow these steps:
- Go to the PETAA website
- Click on Professional Learning
- Click Online Learning Login from the dropdown menu
- You may be required to re-enter your log in details at this stage. If you have not previously logged in, you will need to first reset your password, using your academic email as your username.
- You will be taken to the Home page.
- Go to your Dashboard to find your course
When try to enter the Online Learning Portal, I receive an error message saying “Oops, Something went wrong!”
This can be due to your school network blocking access to the learning portal. To avoid this, try accessing your course on your home wi-fi network, and asking IT support at your organisation to allow access to our online learning portal to resolve accessibility issues while at school.
When I click “Enter Your Course here”, it appears blocked.
Ensure you have all pop-up blockers deactivated on your browser. To resolve this, follow these steps:
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the top right, click More > Settings.
- Click Privacy and security > Site Settings > Pop-ups and redirects.
- Choose the option that you want as your default setting.
- Refresh your page and try again to access your course
How do I register other staff from my school to do a course?
Each school will have one staff member in charge of managing your School PETAA membership. This staff member has access to the school account and is solely responsible for booking Professional learning for staff. To register others for courses, please ensure you liaise with your PETAA Account Manager at your school, or contact us to have a PETAA staff member help register others on your behalf.