General Description

Find out how to teach sustainability by opening your students’ minds to how different systems – environmental, social and economic – are interconnected. This course explores a holistic definition of sustainability and different stories from schools around Australia.



Primary and Secondary Teachers


Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Teach the Big Picture of Sustainability” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 1 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   2.1.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1. Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What Sustainability Means to Me

  • 2

    Planet, People, Profit

    • Three Pillars of Sustainability

    • Gobble and Grow

    • Gobble and Grow Activity

  • 3

    Education for Sustainability

    • Seven Principles of EfS

    • Transformation and Change

    • Transformation and Change Activity

    • Spot the Principles

    • Building Understanding

  • 4


    • Reflect on Your Learning

    • Reflection activity

    • Your Next Steps

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $990 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.