Course Description

This one-day course offers teachers a practical guide on engaging students in Society and Culture. It has particular relevance for those new to the subject and provides ideas, inspiration and resources that can easily be applied in the classroom.

Participants will gain insights into the syllabus as well as programming ideas, teaching strategies and a format for the PIP. The course also offers opportunities for collegial discussion and sharing of ideas and strategies for effective classroom practice.

Teachers attending will have access to a range of resources that provide ongoing inspiration for their students.

NESA Accredited


Teachers new to Society and Culture and/or wanting to develop resources and skills.


Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

$399 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Teaching Society and Culture - A Beginner's Guide will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.3.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Introduction and Preliminary strategies

2 hours

  • Introduction of trainer/presenter and course overview and objectives

  • About Society and Culture: Syllabus and Programming – reality in your classroom

  • The Preliminary Course – Strategies, Classwork & Assessment

HSC strategies and the PIP

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • The HSC Course – Strategies,  Class work and Assessment

  • ‘The PIP’

Quality teaching

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • The Quality Teaching Framework and developing students skills in responding in Society and Culture

  • Group Discussion

  • Future Directions

What to Bring

A copy of the syllabus is useful

Venue Information


Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
NSW 2000


Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Neil Kusi-Appuah

Neil Kusi-Appuah

Neil has degrees in (Science) Psychology and Economics, a Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently Head Teacher Social Science at Five Islands Secondary College and works as a Masters of Education HSIE methods lecturer for Wollongong University. He has extensive experience as a HSC marker in Business Studies and Society and Culture as well as serving as SOM and Senior Marker in Legal Studies, was a member of the Legal Studies syllabus writing team, runs HSC student lectures teacher seminars and has authored Preliminary and HSC texts.