Graduate teacher conferences (GTCs)

The conferences build the capacity of graduate teachers and foster a network at the area level.

We invite graduate teachers in their first year of teaching to attend the conference. The conference program gives you an opportunity to:

  • become an active part in your professional community
  • build your professional practice and resilience as professional educators
  • form a strong professional identity.

Conference dates and registrations

The GTC program was delivered by Deakin University on behalf of the Department. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the GTCs was delivered through an online format in 2020 in order to adhere to Federal and State Government guidelines and ensure participant safety.

In 2020, Graduate Teacher Conferences were held in Term 3, with additional conferences offered in growth corridors and areas with high graduate teacher numbers.


The program is free.

Contact and advice

For queries about teacher professional practice, email

Conference resources


Before the conference, we encourage you to read the Graduate Teacher Induction Guide (pdf - 2.69mb), and familiarise yourself with the induction timelines and checklist.

Induction resources

These graduate teacher induction resources are provided to you as part of the conferences and contain helpful resources on professional learning, wellbeing and more.