In 2017, PTC NSW introduced the award category- Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award in recognition of the outstanding contribution by an individual committee member, with 5 or less years teaching experience to education in NSW made through a professional teacher’s association in voluntary capacity.
Australian Society for Music Education NSW chapter Cara Burrell
Chinese Language Teachers Association NSW Ke Fan
Classical Languages Teachers’ Association Chloe Hardwick Jones
Economics and Business Educators NSW Nicholas Ward
English Teachers Association Amanda Taplin
History Teachers Association NSW Ashley Chee Quee
Orff Schulwerk Association of NSW Katie Salisbury