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ABF Teacher Training Workshops

The ABF offers teacher training events around Australia each year to help new bridge teachers prepare for their first lesson and inspire current teachers with new ideas. These free workshops, which are made possible by the ABF and the state bridge associations, aim to provide teachers with the necessary skills to run successful bridge lessons and help with play sessions.

Upcoming Workshops

Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Teacher Training Workshops at bridge clubs have been cancelled. However, online CPD Days are planned to fill this gap. 

The Online Workshops are presented via Zoom, with sessions limited to 10 people to ensure the lessons are productive. You will need to attend all sessions for a CPD Day to earn ABF Accreditation Points. 

Tips for using Zoom for Online Workshops 


To book your place in an Online Workshop click on the event title. You will then be able to enter your details. When you register online, it allows us to send you the link and meeting details for the Online Workshop. After the event, you will receive an email certificate and notification of your current accreditation points.

Each Online Workshop is limited to 20 people to ensure it is an effective lesson for all participants. To ensure everyone has a chance, please only register for ONE workshop for each type of CPD Day.


CPD Day 5: Slam Bidding
Tuesday, 14 July
   10am: Blackwood (including Key Card)
   12pm: Control/Cue Bidding
   2pm: Big Unbalanced Hands
   4pm: Big Balanced Hands   


CPD Day 5: Slam Bidding
Thursday, 23 July  
   10am: Blackwood (including Key Card)
   12pm: Control/Cue Bidding
   2pm: Big Unbalanced Hands
   4pm: Big Balanced Hands   


CPD Day 1: Competitive Bidding 
Thursday, 11 August


CPD Day 3: Two Over One Game Force
Thursday, 10 September



The ABF TAP Curriculum

Click through to the individual workshop pages to find out more about each of the workshops, view course materials on in some cases online exams and videos. 

Teacher Training Programme CPD 1: Competitive Bidding CPD 2: Defence CPD 3: Two Over One Game Force

CPD 4: Declarer Play CPD 5: Slam Bidding CPD 6: Help With Play

Host a Teacher Training Workshop

If your bridge club is interested in hosting one or more Teacher Training workshops, please read the guide and complete the form via the buttons below.

Download the Guide for Host Bridge Clubs Host a Teacher Training Workshop in 2020

Other Professional Development Activities

ABF Honorary Teaching Fellows and ABF Accredited Teachers are eligible to apply, through their state or territory, for ABF (and state/territory) financial assistance to run Professional Development (PD) Activities for bridge teachers. These events may also be considered for inclusion in the ABF Teacher Accreditation Program. This means accreditation points would be awarded to teachers who attend eligible professional development activities. 

Professional Development Activities