• Duration
    7 months
  • Location
    East Melbourne
  • Mode
  • Fees
    $800.00 Co-contribution

Develop your capabilities as a transformative emerging leader.

Great school leaders have a significant positive effect on the teaching and learning environment.

This program develops, challenges and supports you to build strategies to improve your effectiveness as a school leader now and in the future.

Impact: Emerging Leaders assists you to develop higher levels of proficiency in data-driven decision-making, emotional intelligence, collegial engagement, excellence and equity in student learning, student voice and collaborative change.

You are supported to use these skills to create and implement a project in your school that will make a visible difference to the effectiveness of student learning and to your professional growth.


Designed for Victorian government teachers who have recently commenced or are about to commence a formal or informal leadership role.

Please note this program is not suitable for the following roles:

  • learning specialists with more than 6 months’ experience
  • teachers who have completed learning specialist professional learning through the department
  • teacher leaders.

If you are in one of these roles, please apply for Create: Middle Leaders program.

Over 7 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • online workshops (2 hours of orientation and four 3.5-hour workshops)
  • face-to-face workshops (1 full day and a 5-hour expo)
  • pre and post-workshop activities, and self-directed learning (approx. 18 hours)
  • online cluster group meetings (four 1-hour sessions)
  • a priority improvement project (approx. 3 hours).

You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of how to:

  • track your leadership development
  • measure your progress
  • develop an improvement action plan aligned to your school’s improvement priorities.

You’ll develop the skills to:

  • make decisions informed by research and data
  • integrate emotional intelligence into planning and action
  • influence colleagues to engage with improvements in practice
  • maintain a clear focus on the effectiveness of student learning by supporting excellence and equity
  • activate student voice in decision making about learning and wellbeing
  • build collective efficacy as you lead change.

The program fees are significantly subsidised by the Department of Education.

Co-contribution: $800 (excl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant.

See Fees and financial support for more information.

Last updated 17 November 2023