Australia Courses

Join our flagship courses to gain a comprehensive theoretical understanding and the hands-on experience to put the Sounds-Write approach to literacy into practice from day one.

Browse our upcoming course dates below and get booked in to start your Sounds-Write journey today!

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Face-to-face Courses

Jan 16th - Jan 19thCLOSED

A SPELD NSW, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta NSW

Trainer: Liza HuttonCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 2nd Jan 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Jan, 17th Jan, 18th Jan, 19th Jan

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jan 16th - Feb 13thCLOSED

A Stretton State College, 990 Gowan Rd, Stretton Qld 4116

Trainer: Alison PerryCourse Contact: alison.perry@soundality.com.auRegistration closing date: 2nd Jan 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Jan, 17th Jan, 12th Feb, 13th Feb

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

May 30th - Jun 7thCLOSED

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Courtney McNallyCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 16th May 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 30th May, 31st May, 6th Jun, 7th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 3rd - Jun 6thCLOSED

A O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale St Wilston, Brisbane, QLD, QLD, 4051

Trainer: Kylie PowerCourse Contact: kylie.power@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 20th May 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 3rd Jun, 4th Jun, 5th Jun, 6th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 12th - Jun 27thCLOSED

A SPELD Victoria HQ, Suite 2, Level 1, 902 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon, Victoria, 3040

Trainer: Ashraf SamsudinCourse Contact: soundswrite@speldvic.org.auRegistration closing date: 29th May 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 12th Jun, 13th Jun, 26th Jun, 27th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 13th - Jun 18thOPEN

A SPELD SA, Unit 2/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063 Australia

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 30th May 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 13th Jun, 14th Jun, 17th Jun, 18th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 13th - Jun 21stCLOSED

A DSF Literacy Services, 10 Broome Street, South Perth WA

Trainer: Liza HuttonCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 30th May 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 13th Jun, 14th Jun, 20th Jun, 21st Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jun 17th - Jun 20thCLOSED

A O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale St, Wilston, Brisbane, QLD, 4051

Trainer: Kylie PowerCourse Contact: kylie.power@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 3rd Jun 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 17th Jun, 18th Jun, 19th Jun, 20th Jun

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 1st - Jul 4thCLOSED

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Jo BallCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 17th Jun 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 1st Jul, 2nd Jul, 3rd Jul, 4th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 8th - Jul 12thOPEN

A SPELD SA, Unit 2/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063 Australia

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 24th Jun 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 8th Jul, 9th Jul, 11th Jul, 12th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 9th - Jul 12thOPEN

A Apollo International Hotel, 290 Pacific Highway, Newcastle

Trainer: Lisa WattsCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 25th Jun 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 9th Jul, 10th Jul, 11th Jul, 12th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 15th - Jul 18thOPEN

A Allied Health Partnerships, Peakhurst West Public School, Ogilvy Street, Peakhurst, New South Wales, 2210

Trainer: Hannah WindmillCourse Contact: nicole.pham@ahpartnerships.com.auRegistration closing date: 1st Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 15th Jul, 16th Jul, 17th Jul, 18th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 16th - Jul 24thCLOSED

A Red Hill Special School, 72 Waterworks Road, Red Hill, QLD, 4059

Trainer: Alison PerryCourse Contact: alison.perry@soundality.com.auRegistration closing date: 3rd Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 16th Jul, 17th Jul, 23rd Jul, 24th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Jul 22nd - Jul 25thOPEN

A The Jindalee Hotel 130 Sinnamon Road Jindalee 4074, Brisbane, Qld

Trainer: Kylie EckermannCourse Contact: kylie.eckermann@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 8th Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 22nd Jul, 23rd Jul, 24th Jul, 25th Jul

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Aug 1st - Aug 9thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, , South Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Liza HuttonCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 18th Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 1st Aug, 2nd Aug, 8th Aug, 9th Aug

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Aug 5th - Aug 8thCLOSED

A Mt.Carmel Centre, 73 Pine St Wynnum, Brisbane, QLD, 4178

Trainer: Kylie PowerCourse Contact: kylie.power@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 22nd Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 5th Aug, 6th Aug, 7th Aug, 8th Aug

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Aug 5th - Aug 13thOPEN

A Toowoomba West Special School, 26 Gladstone St, Newtown, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350

Trainer: Kylie EckermannCourse Contact: kylie.eckermann@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 22nd Jul 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 5th Aug, 6th Aug, 12th Aug, 13th Aug

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Aug 26th - Sep 3rdOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Jo BallCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 12th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 26th Aug, 27th Aug, 2nd Sep, 3rd Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Aug 26th - Aug 29thOPEN

A Ranfurly Primary School, 348 Ontario Avenue, Mildura, Victoria, Victoria, 3500

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 12th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 26th Aug, 27th Aug, 28th Aug, 29th Aug

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 2nd - Sep 5thOPEN

A The Club Parkwood, 76-122 Napper Rd Parkwood, Gold Coast, QLD, 4214

Trainer: Kylie PowerCourse Contact: kylie.power@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 19th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 2nd Sep, 3rd Sep, 4th Sep, 5th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 5th - Sep 10thOPEN

A SPELD SA, Unit 2/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063 Australia

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 22nd Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 5th Sep, 6th Sep, 9th Sep, 10th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 9th - Sep 12thOPEN

A The Jindalee Hotel, 130 Sinnamon Road Jindalee 4074, Brisbane, Qld

Trainer: Kylie EckermannCourse Contact: kylie.eckermann@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 26th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 9th Sep, 10th Sep, 11th Sep, 12th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 11th - Oct 2ndOPEN

A The O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale St Wilston, Brisbane, QLD, 4051

Trainer: Kylie PowerCourse Contact: kylie.power@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 28th Aug 2023

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Sep, 12th Sep, 1st Oct, 2nd Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 12th - Sep 20thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Courtney McNallyCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 29th Aug 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 12th Sep, 13th Sep, 19th Sep, 20th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 23rd - Sep 26thOPEN

A The Jindalee Hotel 130 Sinnamon Road Jindalee 4074, Brisbane, Qld

Trainer: Kylie EckermannCourse Contact: kylie.eckermann@speld.org.auRegistration closing date: 9th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 23rd Sep, 24th Sep, 25th Sep, 26th Sep

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 30th - Oct 3rdOPEN

A Allied Health Partnerships, Peakhurst West Public School, Ogilvy Street, Peakhurst, NSW, 2210

Trainer: Hannah WindmillCourse Contact: nicole.pham@ahpartnerships.com.auRegistration closing date: 16th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 30th Sep, 1st Oct, 2nd Oct, 3rd Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 30th - Oct 4thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Courtney McNallyCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 16th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 30th Sep, 1st Oct, 3rd Oct, 4th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Sep 30th - Oct 4thOPEN

A Sound Literacy, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, 5 Allen Rd, Gelorup, Bunbury, WA, 6230

Trainer: Maureen McDaniellCourse Contact: Training@soundliteracy.com.auRegistration closing date: 16th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 30th Sep, 1st Oct, 3rd Oct, 4th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 1st - Oct 4thOPEN

A SPELD NSW, Level 1, 52 O'Connell Street, Parramatta NSW

Trainer: Lisa WattsCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 17th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 1st Oct, 2nd Oct, 3rd Oct, 4th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 8th - Oct 11thOPEN

A SPELD SA, Unit 2/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063 Australia

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 24th Sep 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 8th Oct, 9th Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Oct 17th - Oct 25thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Liza HuttonCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 3rd Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 17th Oct, 18th Oct, 24th Oct, 25th Oct

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 11th - Nov 15thOPEN

A SPELD SA, Unit 2/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA 5063 Australia

Trainer: Genine RileyCourse Contact: workshops@speldsa.org.auRegistration closing date: 28th Oct 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 11th Nov, 12th Nov, 14th Nov, 15th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Nov 18th - Nov 26thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, , South Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia, 6151

Trainer: Jo BallCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 4th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 18th Nov, 19th Nov, 25th Nov, 26th Nov

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

Dec 3rd - Dec 6thOPEN

A 10 Broome Street, South Perth 6151, DSF Literacy, 10 Broome Street, Western Australia, South Perth 6151

Trainer: DSF Admin OnlyCourse Contact: pl@dsf.net.auRegistration closing date: 19th Nov 2024

This course will run on the following dates: 3rd Dec, 4th Dec, 5th Dec, 6th Dec

Please note this booking request form is for our flagship practitioner training; your booking will not be confirmed until the trainer contacts you directly. If you are looking for our free 'Help your child to read and write' course, please enrol here.

A training-based programme

At Sounds-Write we believe teacher knowledge is crucial to ensure success. After all, the single greatest factor in improving student outcomes is strong teacher knowledge.

There are many phonics schemes and resources out there, but Sounds-Write focuses first and foremost on developing teacher knowledge, empowering educators to forge a brighter future for their students by following the latest innovations in teaching theory.

What does the course cover?

  • Learn how to teach the skills, concepts, and code knowledge students need to master in order to become competent readers, writers, and spellers.
  • Discover how to introduce them to the Initial Code in the first year of school, moving from CVC words to words with a progressively more complex structure, and then transitioning to learning the Extended Code, alongside polysyllabic words in Y1.
  • Learn how to teach all the different Sounds-Write lessons (or activity types), and have ample opportunity to practice them yourself.
  • Find out how to teach Sounds-Write to groups of different sizes, so you can work with the whole class, small intervention groups, or one-to-one.
  • Learn how to teach through errors—one of the cornerstones of the Sounds-Write approach—and how to conduct formative assessment and use differentiation as an integral part of your teaching.
  • Learn how to assess where a new student should start the programme.

More about our Practitioners’ Online Training

The Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Online Training has been designed by John Walker, the author of the Sounds-Write programme, together with experts in online learning, based on the science of reading and the science of learning. It comprises presentations, lesson demonstrations and a range of other activities and content. The course includes a robust rationale for linguistic phonics and covers the theoretical underpinnings of the programme. There are quizzes and online assignments that you must complete to gain a course certificate.

There will be a cohort of trainees doing the course with you. The course will be led by one or more Sounds-Write trainers, who will answer your questions, provide feedback on assignments and run Zoom sessions to support you during the course.

The course lasts 6 weeks.

More about our face-to-face training

The face-to-face course was written by John Walker and the Sounds-Write team, based on the science of reading and the science of learning. It has been taught for over 20 years by a team of knowledgeable and experienced trainers. The course includes a robust rationale for linguistic phonics and covers the theoretical underpinnings of the programme, as well as lesson demonstrations, practical activities and guidance for implementation in your setting.

Your face-to-face experience will be with a small cohort of trainees (up to 24) so that your trainer is able to get to know you, giving you bespoke feedback on your practice and answering your questions about your setting.

The course takes place over 4 days.

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