Professional learning

Last updated: 6 September 2022

Through action learning; sustainability educators, teachers and principals can effectively plan for and implement Education for Sustainability approaches in schools in ways that will significantly enhance the educational experience of learners.

Effective skills development training and resources will enable learners to:

  • Critically consider the nature of teaching and learning within the context of Education for Sustainability
  • In the context of Victorian Curriculum, reflect critically on developing the skills required of teachers and learners related to Education for Sustainability.
  • Apply in practice, and reflect upon the impact of, principles and practices and approaches to Education for Sustainability.
  • Contribute to an Education for Sustainability professional network of practitioners to support teacher learning and practice in Education for Sustainability.

Training courses

To find out more about sustainability and climate change training courses available in Victoria for principals, sustainability educators and teachers refer to education organisations below.

Environment Education Victoria

Environment Education Victoria deliver professional development events and conferences for environmental and sustainability education practitioners.

Visit Environment Education Victoria

Cool Australia

Cool Australia create units of work and learning activities that are year level specific, from early learning to Year 12. They deliver online PD for educators to build their confidence and skills

Visit Cool Australia


CERES delivers environmental education short courses for individuals interested in creating change for sustainability through education and communication


The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership

Bastow offers transformative leadership professional development and learning opportunities for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals.

Visit The Bastow Institute

Getting started

Getting started in the ResourceSmart Schools program is easy. Schools have access to a community of sustainability experts located throughout Victoria equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to help each school get started.

Schools are connected to sustainability networks and programs to become a more sustainable school. Any Victorian school can become a ResourceSmart School.

The first step is to register your interest. Once a school registers interest, a Regional Coordinator will make contact to provide more information on the ResourceSmart Schools program.


Want to know more? Get in touch with:

ResourceSmart Schools Education Team
Sustainability Victoria
1300 363 744