Our career stage programs offer school leaders the opportunity to further their professional learning and build a solid pathway to success.

You will be supported at every stage of your journey, be inspired and challenged to be your best, and have the opportunity to thrive in an environment where you can connect with likeminded individuals.

Investing in leadership matters because excellence across the profession is critical to an environment where every child is supported to excel. Compelling evidence confirms that school leadership has a critical impact on student learning, wellbeing and achievement.

By demonstrating leadership excellence, leaders lift the quality of teaching and learning through thoughtful and collaborative leadership focused on improvement.

Impact: Emerging Leaders

Grow your capabilities as a transformative leader by developing higher levels of proficiency in data-driven decision-making and emotional intelligence, for excellence and equity in student learning, and collaborative change.

Over 7 months you will be challenged and supported to build strategies to improve your effectiveness as a school leader, now and in the future.

Audience: teachers and teacher leaders who have recently commenced or are about to commence a formal or informal leadership role

Create: Middle Leaders

Influence classroom improvement and pedagogical practices in your school by equipping yourself with the confidence and capabilities to effectively lead teams to support improved student achievement. You will develop strategies to build collaboration and promote collective efficacy to drive ongoing improvement.

Over 6-7 months you will explore how middle leadership can successfully drive school improvement and learn from your growing network of likeminded peers.

Audience: teacher leaders

Connect: Assistant Principals

Amplify your adaptive leadership skills for greater impact and strengthen your expertise in solving complex problems of practice to improve teaching, learning and wellbeing in your school.

Over 6-9 months you will build your skills as an assistant principal, deepen your knowledge, build peer networks and transfer learning into practice.

Audience: assistant principals

Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation

Deepen your understanding of the complex role of principal by increasing your professional knowledge, capabilities and dispositions to influence student achievement and teacher learning, collective efficacy and school-wide improvement.

Over 6-9 months you will develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to be thoroughly prepared for your first principal appointment and realise your potential to lead a school for learning improvement and transformation.

Audience: assistant principals and teacher leaders who are working towards their first principal appointment.

Evolve: New Principals

Learn to thrive in your new role as principal by building your strategic, people and technical skills, create strong support networks, and feel supported as you establish yourself in the principal role.

Over 5-8 months, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers, focus on personalising and contextualising your learning for expertise and to enhance impact. On completing the program you will have a tool kit of models and frameworks to support decision making and practical experiences that make a real difference to student outcomes.

Audience: newly appointed, first-time principals.

Last updated 26 September 2023