Accredited professional learning programs
Academy Travel is an endorsed provider of NESA registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher level. We operate professional development study tours and workshops with specific syllabus links. Our close association with specialist organisations and academic experts also allows Academy Travel to run teacher workshops with experts directly from the field and ensure your knowledge and teaching skills are advanced.
Learn more about our PD program from product manager, Natalie Levy.
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Available PD tours
Funding, tax deductibility and accreditation
Our range of syllabus-linked overseas study tours are designed specifically to meet the professional development needs of Australian teachers.
In most cases, our study tours should be tax deductible for those currently teaching as a requirement of your job. Please speak to your tax agent for professional advice.
Some teachers may be able to have all or part of the tour fee subsidised by their school’s professional development program. Our detailed itinerary booklets provide syllabus mapping to accompany your request for funding and we can also provide a supporting letter on request.
The structure of each tour includes between 30 and 45 hours of professional development in the form of lectures, workshops, guided site visits and the chance to engage in collegial discussions. For NSW teachers, the hours are NESA accredited at a proficient teacher level.
What our teachers are saying
"Great stuff yet again. Excellent customer care from the company from the outset. The tour itself was so effortless for me - everything served to us on a silver platter, from site entry to metro tickets. Convenient, extremely informative, very reasonably priced."
"Thank you for a wonderful experience! This tour is definitely one of the best trips I've ever had! I learned so much and had a fabulous time."
"This was a wonderful professional development experience which exceeded my expectations. All of the guides were knowledgeable, interesting and, in their own way, dynamic. I am so glad that I did it and would recommend it to anyone."
“This was the best professional development I have encountered.”
“I felt privileged to be in the company of such personable, passionate, well educated and lovely individuals. Down to earth, easy to interact with, honest, committed to their disciplines and open in sharing their knowledge and experience.”
“What a pleasure and a privilege having this access and insight – thank you so much. This wonderful experience has enriched and enlightened as well as delighted and will stay with me forever, in terms of both personal and professional development."
“Many thanks for providing the most comprehensive, detailed and current program of lectures. Their generosity with their expertise was greatly appreciated.”
“A wonderful tour in every aspect – with the attention to customer needs and providing a brilliant educational and cultural experience that I have come to know as the hallmark of Academy Travel.”
“Academy provided us with access to some amazing individuals and should be congratulated for the work this must have taken.”
“Very professional and helpful staff. A great way to see such wonderful, relevant places with like-minded professionals.”
“The academic experts were superb. Each of them willingly engaged in conversation and questions and prepared to add interesting details and insights.”
“The opportunities and experience from this tour far outweigh the words on the page of a text book. It was a brilliant opportunity to support the development of our knowledge as drama teachers in the classroom and inspire the creative minds of young Australians."