Supporting professional development of educators
and effective school leadership in South Africa
All courses on this site have been developed by the Department of Basic Education or the South African Council for Educators, with support of VVOB in South Africa. The courses are free. Some of the courses are endorsed by SACE, attracting CPTD points. This site is hosted on a zero-rated domain, meaning you will not incur data costs to go through the courses (except where the course links to an external website).

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To sign up for relevant news for your professional development from VVOB, please click here. You’ll receive updates on new courses and other relevant opportunities, focused on professional development for teachers and school leaders in South Africa.

Courses on Professional Learning Communities

A PLC can be a highly effective professional development approach for educators. There are five courses that can help you establish, maintain or support effective PLCs.



Courses on Gender Equality in ECD

Gender stereotypes stop children from realising their full potential and identity. Educators play a central role in providing equal opportunities for all young children. ECD practitioners, teachers and school leaders in the Foundation Phase will find courses to help promote gender equality with young children here.

Guides for New Teacher Induction

The purpose of the new teacher induction programme is to produce independent new teachers who engage meaningfully in systems, structures and practices. Guides for new teachers and school-based mentors can be found here.

Course on Teachers’ Safety in Schools

This online course by the South African Council for Educators focuses on exploring teachers’ safety and security in South African schools.


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