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A number of Generation Next activities count towards annual professional development requires for teachers, nurses, social workers, counsellors and more:

Professional Development for the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People, 2017 Seminars

Last updated – 24 March 2017

Generation Next is working towards obtaining endorsed professional development status from a number of professional bodies across Australia. This page will be updated as endorsement status is received.

Please email programmanager@generationnext.com.au if you require further information.

Teachers

Sydney – New South Wales Education Standards Authority (6 hours) NESA logo

Generation Next is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at the level of Proficient Teacher.

Scope of Endorsement

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher in Standard 4, and for a number of courses addressing specific standard descriptors.

In 2017, the following courses contribute towards NESA Registered PD addressing particular standard descriptors:

  • 1.1.2 for the course Nurturing a Healthy Mind
  • 4.1.2 for the course Understanding and Managing Anger, Aggression and Challenging Emotions
  • 4.1.2 for the course Understanding Anxiety in Young People
  • 4.4.2 for the course Conversations We Should Be Having with Teens about Mental Health
  • 4.4.2 for the course Preventing Depression in Youth
  • 4.4.2 for the course Supporting a Young Person in Their Decision Not to Use Alcohol or Drugs
  • 4.4.2 for the course The Dismantling of Girls’ Wellbeing: Issues and Solutions
  • 4.5.2 for the course The Changing Environment of eSafety and the Importance of Digital Intelligence

Completing the above courses will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 4.1.2 , 4.4.2 and 4.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Canberra – ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) 

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar in Canberra on 9 June 2017 constitutes 5 hours of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) accredited professional development at Proficient Teacher level.

Adelaide (TRBSA), Brisbane (QCT), Melbourne (VIT), and Perth (TRBWA)

This seminar may contribute up to 6 hours towards your annual professional development requirements. Generation Next is aiming to address the following points in Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher.

  • 1.1.2 for the course Nurturing a Healthy Mind: Common Sense Strategies for Wellbeing
  • 4.1.2 for the course Understanding and Managing Anger, Aggression and Challenging Emotions
  • 4.1.2 for the course Understanding Anxiety in Young People
  • 4.4.1 for the course Conversations We Should Be Having with Teens about Mental Health
  • 4.4.2 for the course Preventing Depression in Youth
  • 4.4.2 for the course Supporting a Young Person in Their Decision Not to Use Alcohol or Drugs
  • 4.4.2 for the course Talking to Young People about Porn
  • 4.4.2 for the course The Dismantling of Girls’ Wellbeing: Issues and Solutions

For more information about claiming your professional development hours visit your state registration authority.

Registered Nurses

All events in national circuit – Australian College of Nursing (6 CPD hours)

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) according to its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Psychologists & Counsellors

All events in national circuit

Psychologists

Attendance at the Generation Next Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People seminars may count towards self-assessed non-APS CPD points, for Australian Psychological Society (APS) members who consider the Generation Next seminars to be a relevant CPD activity based on your individual circumstances.

The APS has developed a number of resources that may be helpful for APS members who wish to clarify what is relevant CPD for the purpose of meeting their various CPD requirements. You can access APS CPD resources including the ‘APS detailed guidelines for CPD requirements’ by clicking here. For more information and guidance on selecting a suitable CPD activity you can also view the Psychology Board of Australia’s guidelines on continuing professional development.

Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Attendance at the Generation Next Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People seminars may count towards self-arranged OPD points for Australian Counselling Association members who consider learning from Generation Next relevant both to ongoing clinical practice and the core competencies of psychotherapy and counselling practice. Please click here for further information.

Social Workers 

All events in national circuit – Australian Association of Social Workers

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar is endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for 8 CPD hours.

Professional Development for the Generation Next YouTube Channel

Last updated – 31 August, 2016

Content accessed on the Generation Next YouTube Channel can count towards self-allocated professional development points for teachers, counsellors and psychologists. For how to claim your points please visit the website of the accreditation body for your profession.