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
2 reviews

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. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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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 hour 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.


There are no occurrences of Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.



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

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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Fit Sustainability into the Secondary Curriculum - Cool Australia

Well set out, relevant to my curriculum and made me evaluate where my school was at in terms of sustainability.

Fit Sustainability into the Secondary Curriculum - Cool Australia

It was okay but not a lot of specific information about how to use it in the different subjects. An example for each subject would be helpful.

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.