Teacher Professional Development

Supporting the Student Entrepreneurial Journey is a 3-hour NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited Professional Development (PD) workshop exploring how educators can effectively foster innovation and entrepreneurship among students.

The workshop is designed to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to guide students through their own entrepreneurial journeys, from ideation and innovative thinking through to business planning, helping to ensure they are ready to meet the rapidly changing demands of life and work in the 21st century.

Workshop Essentials
  • NESA accredited PD
  • Format: Live online session
  • Cost: $190 per person

Join SSE in this exciting opportunity to empower your students to become the entrepreneurs and future leaders of tomorrow!

Date Time  
Tuesday 27 August 2024 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 12 September 2024 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Tuesday 29 October 2024 2.00pm - 5.00pm


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The education system needs to support teachers to encourage a culture where entrepreneurial skills are learned, practiced, and used every day, in every lesson, and in every area of the education curriculum.
NSW Department of Education
Curriculum Support - Entrepreneurial Learning
Program Overview

Participants (teachers) will gain a deep understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset and how it can be applied to identify and solve real-world problems. They will learn facilitation techniques to foster student engagement using design thinking and entrepreneurial practice.

The workshop emphasises teamwork, communication, and collaboration, equipping teachers with the tools to create an authentic learning experience for their students.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Confidently implement and evaluate design thinking practices consistent with the Stage 3 Science and Technology Syllabus (Years K-6) and Technology Mandatory Syllabus (Years 7-8) using entrepreneurial practice
  • Explore and assess the key stages of a student’s entrepreneurial journey, from planning to pitch
  • Apply and learn facilitation techniques to foster student engagement using design thinking and entrepreneurial practice
  • Work collaboratively to evaluate design thinking and entrepreneurial project-based learning to promote engagement and achieve an authentic learning experience for students


Program Completion

Completing Supporting the Student Entrepreneurial Journey will contribute 3 hours of NESA Accredited PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of the NSW curriculum addressing Standard Descriptor 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Once completed, accredited hours will be logged with eTAMS.

Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and a verified digital credential which they can use on their resume, e-portfolio, and LinkedIn profile.

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Our team employs the latest in entrepreneurial learning techniques to deliver impactful outcomes and support participant success.


Frank Newman
Lead, Facilitation and Engagement

As Lead, Facilitation and Engagement, Frank works with the Innovation, Enterprise and Engagement team to design and deliver SSE’s signature programs. He facilitates online and in-person workshops that demystify and develop the traits and capabilities required to be a successful entrepreneur and change-maker.   

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