The Academy's Literacy Suite programs are grounded in developing literacy leadership and teaching capabilities. They focus on building excellence in classroom practice, instructional leadership, and embedding a whole-school focus on literacy.

Lifting the literacy levels of Victorian students is a key Education State goal. Children and young people need literacy skills to flourish in education, employment and the community.

The Literacy Suite is aligned to the Department of Education (department) Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. This strategy brings together new and existing resources to support system-wide excellence and lift literacy outcomes for all Victorian students.

Our literacy programs provide educators with practical, high-quality, evidence-based professional learning. This is an integral component of the Department's strategy.

Professional learning 

The programs in the suite are for literacy teachers, teacher leaders, and school teams at various stages of professional development. Programs are designed to enhance participants' knowledge, expertise and readiness to lead and contribute to excellence and equity in literacy.

Embedding Literacy across Secondary Disciplines

For secondary school teacher leaders to create a whole-school approach to literacy teaching and learning, and influence literacy improvement in their schools.

Duration: 6 months

Leading Literacy

For primary or secondary school teams – comprising a principal, teacher leader, and classroom teacher – to plan and develop a shared approach to literacy in their schools.

Duration: 9 months

Literacy Local Leaders

For educators from the F-8 school context who want to develop pedagogical content knowledge to promote and influence explicit and high-impact literacy teaching.

Duration: 6 months

Literacy Master Trainers

Facilitate Literacy Local Leaders aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of literacy leaders and support a system-wide approach to literacy improvement. 

Duration: 3 months


The Academy's Literacy Suite connects to an extensive range of Department of Education resources and initiatives, including the Literacy Teaching Toolkit.

Last updated 23 August 2023