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National Copyright Seminar Series 2020

Practical copyright training for educators, librarians and administrators in Schools and TAFEs

  • Basic introduction to copyright
  • Practical copyright case studies and FAQs
  • Hot topics such as using YouTube and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Finding and using ‘Creative Commons’ licences and ‘Open Education Resources’

This seminar is presented by the National Copyright Unit (NCU). NCU was established by the COAG Education Council to provide advice and support to Australian Schools and TAFEs. 
Please note these seminars are only open to educators, librarians and administrators in Schools and TAFEs.
Please see below for locations in each State/Territory and who to contact to register. More details on location and timing will be provided on this page shortly. 

What is the NCU?

The Ministers' Copyright Advisory Group for Schools (CAG), through the NCU, is responsible for copyright policy and administration for the Australian school and TAFE sector (including the management of obligations under educational statutory licences), and represents almost all primary and secondary educational authorities and the Australian TAFE sector (other than in Victoria).

What is Copyright for Educators?

‘Copyright for Educators’ is a free face-to-face seminar presented by the NCU. 

The seminar is for any educator who wants to learn about copyright, statutory licensing, educational exceptions and open educational resources. It is open to all educators, specifically targeted to teachers, teacher-librarians from K-12. 

The course material is learnt around practical case studies faced by educators when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction.

How much does it cost?

The course is free. Travel costs are at your own expense.


Location Dates (2020) Contact for location/timing and to register
Adelaide 4 March sarah.brown5@sa.gov.au
Brisbane 2 September Click here for more details

22 or 23 June mills.catherine.c@edumail.vic.gov.au

Sydney 30 or 31 July legal@det.nsw.edu.au
21 August Julie.Goodall@act.gov.au
21 or 22 October laurence.shepherd@education.wa.edu.au
20 November sarah.earley@nt.gov.au
13 November catherine.saunders@education.tas.gov.au

For TAFEs:

Location Dates (2020) Contact for location/timing and to register
Adelaide 5 March Melanie.Worrall@tafesa.edu.au
Brisbane TBC Dave.Eden@tafe.qld.edu.au
Sydney 29 July


20 August andrea.oneill@cit.edu.au
23 October friederike.krogel@dtwd.wa.gov.au
12 November cindy.bissett@tastafe.tas.edu.au