Professional Learning

SDERA's range of face-to-face professional learning aims to build the capacity of educators working with children and young people and their parents, to deliver best practice resilience, road safety and drug education programs.

To meet your needs we customise the professional learning we offer or broker specific professional learning solutions for metropolitan and regional schools and early childhood services. You and your colleagues can be hosted by SDERA or we can come to you. We offer professional learning that is designed to build participants’ knowledge and influence their professional practices within their specific context and at their stage of expertise, and to reflect the learning requirements of the children and young people they educate.


Starting resilience, road safety and drug education programs in the early years can lay the foundations for learning, and their health and wellbeing in the future. Our Smart Steps, Safer Kids and Resilient Kids workshops are for those working with young children up to Kindergarten age.


Resilience, drug and road safety education programs need to be delivered each year of a child's schooling. Our Safer Kids and Resilient Kids  workshops are for those working with Kindergarten to Year 6 students.


Our workshops for school staff working with students in Year 7 to 12 focus on teaching drug and road safety education programs through a resilience approach. Our Talking Drugs, Safer Teens, Keys for Life and Resilient Teens workshops are among the professional learning opportunities available for staff working with these year groups.

A whole school approach to resilience, drug and road safety education can achieve better health outcomes for students, staff, parents and the wider community. Our Getting it Together: Developing a whole school drug education plan professional learning opportunity is available to schools looking to implement a whole school approach.

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