• Duration
    6 months
  • Location
  • Mode
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Access expert guidance to help you succeed in the assistant principal role  

Assistant Principal Mentoring provides you with support from a trusted peer with first-hand experience and an understanding of the exciting, unique and challenging aspects of the role. 

You’ll be matched with an experienced mentor according to your learning needs and the context of your school setting. The mentoring experience involves shaping your own outcomes with advice, guidance and informed opinions of your mentor on a range of aspects. 

Mentors use their own experiences to articulate how you can deal with situations and provide advice and guidance on how to proceed. 


Designed for substantive assistant principals in Victorian government schools. Participants can be at any stage of their career.


Mentors are highly skilled, retired principals specifically trained to support the program.  

Mentors have expertise in a range of areas including leading pedagogy, data analysis, human resource and financial management, change management, innovation; and technical skills in areas such as legal, procurement and risk. 

You will have access to 8 hours of mentoring over 6 months. 

The program allows you to manage when and how you access the support, either face to face, online or via telephone. 

Mentoring sessions are flexible and can be delivered to suit your schedule.  

You will: 

  • enhance your leadership capability by reflecting on your current leadership practice 
  • explore new responsibilities and improved performance 
  • view feedback as an integral part of improving your performance 
  • acquire new skills and knowledge from your mentor 
  • accept responsibility for your development and growth. 

Fully subsidised by the Department of Education for Victorian government school participants.

Register now to start the mentor matching process. 

You will be asked a series of questions about your experience, school context and development focus areas. Provide as much detail as you can when answering the questions, as this information is used to assist with the matching process and will help ensure you are matched with a suitable mentor. 

It is expected you will be allocated a mentor within 2 weeks of submitting your application. 

Last updated 11 September 2023