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SRE Teacher Training

SRE Teacher basic and enrichment training aims to provide new and experienced SRE teachers with a grounding in skills and knowledge relevant to SRE as well as opportunities to enrich their learning over time. There are two main streams of training:
1) Safe Church Awareness Training (Child Protection in a ministry context)
2) SRE Basic and Enrichment training (practical based teaching skills and knowledge for SRE context)

It is a Department of Education requirement that all SRE teachers must complete initial and ongoing training in classroom skills and child protection/safe church awareness training.

SRE Teacher Basic & Enrichment Training

Do you want to equip yourself to be an effective SRE representative the classroom? Are you looking for further encouragement in this ministry and to learn together with other SRE teachers?

SRE Teacher training is being held in various locations across NSW. The training is facilitated by different groups including different denominational groups, Christian SRE as well as accredited SRE trainers. Many SRE teacher training sessions can credit towards the SRE Basic Trianing Certificate.  Make sure you keep a record of any courses you attend and submit details to your denomination to formalise your accreditation.

Across NSW, the bar is being raised in terms of the training SRE teachers are required to do and this is becoming more uniform across authorised providers of SRE (denominations). Taking the time to participate in training and enrichment programs is one of the best ways to continue to reflect on your own practice as an SRE teacher, build skills and knowledge, and also to meet other local teachers and share tips and stories.

The Inter-Church Commission on Religious Education in Schools (ICCOREIS) have worked hard to ensure each SRE teacher basic training course fits a common framework. This framework is based on 6 modules:

1)     SRE in NSW Government Schools
2)     Teaching & the development of students
3)     Preparing and delivering a lesson
4)     Classroom Management
5)     Bible and worldview
6)     Classroom observation and feedback

The idea being that people can attend and complete modules over time in a medium that suits them (eg. workshops, online, modules, etc.) through a number of organisations and denominations which are cross-accredit each others training – Similar to the shared SCTA Safe Church workshops.

A parallel framework which provides avenues for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will also be available soon, to ensure we recognise the efforts many SRE who have already attained qualification and training in the different core module subject areas.


2018 Training Dates

Information and registration CLICK HERE.

Also…. Seeking more host churches for SRE training modules
contact Emma 02 8838 8977 / EmmaP@nswact.uca.org.au

Anytime – Christian SRE teacher Basic Training modules online –  www.christiansre.com.au

Flexible Learning
(Distance Education Modules)

Whilst face-to-face interaction is the prefered method for developind teaching and learning skills, those who are keen to learn more or update their skills but can’t attend a training session due to distance or time constraints need options! Christian SRE has developed an audio and self guided workbook version of the SRE Teacher Basic Training Certificate. For more information on this method see: www.christiansre.com.au

DVD modules have also been produced by Godspace for small group settings. These are available to purchase via the following website LINK.
Two copies are available for loan via UME if the cost is an issue for you – contact Emma Parr  02 8838 8977 / EmmaP@nswact.uca.org.au

Child Protection for SRE
(Safe Church Awareness Workshops)

It is vitally important that people who work with children are aware and get regular updates about child protection. Many Churches partner together in providing practical awareness raising workshops about safety and protection issues, including child protection, under the standards of the National Council of Churches Safe Church Training Agreement (SCTA).

For further information and for the latest Training Dates, visit the Safety and Protection page.



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