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Stage 6 Conference – 2021

June 18 @ 8:30 am - June 19 @ 3:30 pm AEST

$335 – $490

The ACHPER NSW Stage 6 Conference is the key professional development opportunity for Stage 6 PDHPE and CAFS professionals in New South Wales. The theme for this year’s conference is “Teaching for success”. Our 2021 program will challenge your current practical applications, engage you with new ideas and develop your skills, while linking to appropriate NESA Standards. Our conference program is running over 2 days offering specific workshops tailored to Stage 6 PDHPE and CAFS teachers and features knowledgeable presenters all with exceptional classroom experience.

Registrations are now open

Due to COVID restrictions we can only accept limited registrations to attend live at the conference venue. As such we are running a hybrid event this year with Live Streaming of all sessions via Zoom for virtual participants.

Early bird incentive

As an incentive to get your registrations in early, the first 25 fully-paid registrations will receive free access to recordings of all sessions in the program.

Conference program

Keynote address

Put your oxygen mask on first – why we must invest in teacher wellbeing and how to do it

Sarah Alderton – The Selfie Project

As the theme of the conference is teaching for success there should be a discussion on how to take care of ourselves as educators. This presentation gives practical wellbeing strategies for staff to implement in their own lives.

Workshop offerings

You need to select 10 workshops from PDHPE / CAFS and Generic options. You will be required to nominate your top 3 preferred workshops and then an additional 7 selections during the checkout process. We will endeavour to ensure you are allocated your top 3 preferences, however, this may not be possible if you are not attending both days.


  • Critical Inquiry and Critical Thinking in HSC Core 1 – focusing on Measuring health status and groups experiencing inequities
  • Innovative ways of teaching the Ottawa Charter
  • Authentic application of Stage 6 PDHPE content
  • Improving Performance option – Drugs in Sport (presented by Sports Integrity Australia)
  • Critical Inquiry and Critical Thinking in HSC Core 2
  • Core 2 – Physical Adaptations – How to support practical application of the content


  • CAFS Preliminary and HSC – Integrating research methodologies in assessment
  • Groups in Context– Satisfaction of Needs – Youth and/or people with disabilities
  • Individuals and work – Issues that impact on youth unemployment
  • Social Impact of Technology – Issues related to technological development
  • Parenting and Caring – Factors affecting the roles of parenting and caring


  • How to improve student surface level knowledge recall (Friday presentation only)
  • Using data to inform your teaching in Stage 6
  • “Perfect” practice make perfect – using practice questions for high impact
  • Exam Marking and Setting Process (Friday presentation only)
  • Digital Technologies – Embedding the 4Cs in assessment


2 day conference ticket – $490 and 1 day conference ticket – $335. Members will automatically receive a 20% discount at checkout if logged in.

NOTE: The pricing structure for face to face and virtual participants has been set at the same price as the audio/visual costs for producing the livestream of the event is significant.

Parking at the venue

The best way to attend the Conference is by public transport.  Central Station is a 5 minute walk to the venue.  Rydges Sydney Central offers limited daily parking at $44 / day. Other options for parking are available at cheaper rates in Goulburn St and Elizabeth St and are also only a short 5 minute work to the venue.

Accommodation at the venue

For those participants who are booking accommodation during their attendance at the Conference, Rydges are offering a 20% discount for conference attendees. Please contact the office for a discount code to use at time of booking.


Download our COVID Safe Plan for the conference here

NESA Professional Teaching Standards – ACHPER NSW has interim accreditation for face to face and virtual attendees.

2.1.2      Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.

2.3.2      Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

3.2.2      Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.

6.2.2      Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

7.4.2       Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.

Completing the Stage 6 Conference before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours (1 day) or 10 hours (2 days) 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, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 6.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


June 18 @ 8:30 am AEST
June 19 @ 3:30 pm AEST
$335 – $490
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Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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02 9787 5141
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1 Day Live Ticket
This ticket is to register to attend the Conference at Rydges Sydney Central for 1 day only
$ 335.00 inc GST
1 Day Virtual Ticket
This ticket is to register to attend the Conference via Zoom for 1 Day only
$ 335.00 inc GST
2 Day Live Ticket
This ticket is to register to attend the conference at Rydges Sydney Central for 2 days.
$ 490.00 inc GST
2 Day Virtual ticket
This ticket is to register to attend the Conference via Zoom for 2 days
$ 490.00 inc GST
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