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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

To book your place in our Online Workshops 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.

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CPD 2: Defence

Tuesday, 6 October 

10 am – 11 am – Defender’s Plan

12 pm – 1 pm – Opening Leads against No Trumps / Opening Leads against Suits

2 pm – 3 pm – Attitude & Count Signals

4 pm – 5 pm – Suit Preference Signals

CPD 4: Declarer Play

Tuesday, 10 November

10 am – 11 am – Managing to Play Safe

12 pm – 1 pm – Managing Entries

2 pm – 3 pm – Managing to Count Hands / Managing Suit Play – Counting Losers

4 pm – 5 pm – Managing No Trump Play

Teacher Training Program

Tuesday, 17 November

10 am – 11 am – STEAM Teaching Fundamentals

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm – STEAM Teaching Fundamentals

1 pm – 2 pm – Beginners Bidding

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Beginners Card Play

4 pm – 5 pm – Beginners Defence

CPD 6: Help With Play

Thursday, 26 November

10 am – 11 am – Declarer Play Techniques

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm – Declarer Play Techniques

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Defensive Techniques

4 pm – 5 pm – Defensive Techniques

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

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