Fit Sustainability into the Secondary Curriculum

Cool Australia
Educating for a Sustainable future
Sustainability helps answer the question, "Why are we learning this?" Find out how to integrate it into your curriculum with this online PD.
Target Audience
Secondary Teachers of English, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Sustainability

Learning Areas

General Description

Sustainability education helps your students connect what they’re learning to real-world situations. In this course, you will learn:

- A holistic definition of sustainability, which goes beyond compost bins and solar panels.
- Why sustainability education is important in Year 7 to Year 10.
- How sustainability is included in each subject area as a cross-curriculum priority.
- How to use sustainability to enrich your current curriculum, without it being an add-on.


Secondary Teachers of English, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Sustainability

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

Did you know that courses are 50% off with TTA School Membership? - Click here to learn more about School Membership

Are you paying for this PD yourself? - If so, you might benefit from TTA Online Individual Subscription. Pay $299 + GST and access up to 20 PD hours over 12 months. Click here to learn more about Individual Subscription.

Money Back Guarantee - If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 1 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 1.0 professional development hours.


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10 minutes

Get started with your online professional development

Australian Curriculum

20 minutes

Explore your state or territory’s curriculum

Enrich Your Teaching

20 minutes

Identify how to use sustainability to enrich your teaching.


10 minutes

Reflect on your course learning

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About the team

Cool Australia


Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.