AUF has conducted its annual “Teaching Development Program” to assist its member organisations with future employment alternatives. The program was held between 6 and 10 July 2014 at Amity College Prestons Campus.

The program was designed for potential teachers who were planning to start the profession in the near future. Experienced teachers provided vital information for future teachers to make a fresh and informed start to the profession. The program also aimed to provide a chance for the affiliated school administrators to get to know the potential teachers.

18 teacher candidates have participated in the intensive 5-day program. Amity College’s Prestons Campus was the venue. The daily program started at 8:45 am and finished at 7:30 pm.

Sessions included; feedback from experienced teachers, the responsibilities of an ideal teacher, teaching techniques, effective discipline methods, dos and don’ts for new teachers, faculty workshops, sample lesson by each candidate.

The core of this year program was the format; two rounds of sample lessons. Students were expected to teach two lessons in Round 1 and Round 2 respectively. The topic they teach in Round 2 will be a topic delivered by one of their peers in Round 1. Hence they had the chance their Round 2 lesson according to the feedback provided during Round 1.

Faculties and Head Teachers

Humanities > Muhammed Aksu (Damla College)
Mathematics > Cem Giray (Amity College)
Primary > Vildan Gurbuz (Amity College)
LOTE Turkish > Gokhan Kot (Amity College)


Accommodation, food and venues were provided by Amity College
Participants came from 3 states; 11 from VIC, 6 from NSW and 1 from WA
37 hours of instructions and discussions
4 main sessions; Lesson Observations, General Presentations, Faculty workshops and Visuals
4 faculties, 8 presenters, 11 observers

Click here for the daily program

Click here for a sample Certificate of Completion

Click here for Selected Articles for New Teachers booklet