National Copyright Webinar Series

National Copyright Webinar Series

Register for the webinars below

Copyright for Educators webinar series

In 2020 and 2021, the National Copyright Unit (NCU) offered a series of free webinars to help teachers navigate copyright while teaching.

We will be running this webinar series again in 2022.

These free webinars are open to all Australian schools and TAFEs (excluding Victorian TAFEs) and are targeted to teachers and teacher-librarians/librarians. The webinar covers topics such as:

  • basic introduction to copyright
  • what schools and TAFEs are allowed to do under the various education licences
  • free education use exceptions – flexible dealing, exam copying, performing and communicating works in the classroom and disability access exceptions
  • guidelines for schools and TAFEs about teaching students online
  • using Netflix, YouTube and audiobooks in class, including virtual classes
  • finding and using ‘Creative Commons’ licensed material and ‘Open Education Resources’
  • livestreaming of music performances/concerts.

2022 Webinar dates are below:

For School staff:

Tues 13 September (9am – 3pm AEST) Register Here
Wed 26 October (9am – 3pm AEDT) Register Here
Thurs 10 Nov (9am – 3pm AEDT) Register Here

For TAFE staff:

Friday 12 August (9am – 1pm AEST) Registrations closed
Wed 7 September (9am – 1pm AEST) Register Here
Fri 11 Nov (9am – 1pm AET) Register Here

The NCU Copyright Hour 

Please note that some of the short webinars are sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list or to receive an email when we offer further dates, please enter your details onto the form in the link below:

Short webinar notification list

In Term 3 2022, the National Copyright Unit (NCU) will be running The NCU Copyright Hour, a series of free short webinars open to Australian school educators, librarians and administrators on specific copyright topics.

These one-hour lunchtime sessions will run 12-1pm AEST and will be conducted via Zoom. Please see below for more details on the webinars:

Topic Dates Details  
Topic 1 – Creative Commons Tuesday 26 July (12 – 1 pm AEST) It will cover the below topics:
  • Copyright Basics
  • Finding CC Licensed Materials
  • Licensing Your Learning Resources Under CC.
Topic 2 – Music Tuesday 2 August (12 – 1 pm AEST) It will cover the below topics:
  • Music and Copyright
  • Schools Music Licence
  • Education Exceptions
  • Seeking Permission
  • Creative Commons.
Topic 3 – Using Text and Artistic Works


Tuesday 16 August (12 – 1 pm AEST) It will cover the below topics: Register Here
Topic 4 – Developing Curriculum Resources


Tuesday 23 August (12 – 1 pm AEST) Please note: This webinar is open to Australian department/ administering body staff who create learning and curriculum resources.

It will cover the below topics:

  • Uploading Existing Resources to Public Websites and Password Protected Intranets
  • Creating Resources to Upload to Public Websites and Password Protected Intranets
  • Stock Images
  • Attribution and Copyright Notices
  • Licensing Resources Under Creative Commons
  • Smartcopying Tips.
Register Here
Topic 5 – Using TV and Film Tuesday 30 August (12 – 1pm AEST) It will cover the below topics: Register here


If you have any questions about these webinars, please email Sara Lewis at