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Level 3 Classroom Teacher: Preparing for Stage 1 - Developing a Level 3 Classroom Teacher Portfolio

About the program

Preparing for Stage 1 – Developing a Level 3 Classroom Teacher Portfolio supports aspiring Level 3 Classroom Teachers with the process. This professional learning opportunity has a focus on the development of the Level 3 Classroom Teacher portfolio.

It is recommended that participants attend the information session prior to attending the Preparing for Stage 1 - Developing a Level 3 Classroom Portfolio professional learning.

**Please note that from 2019, this program will only be available during term breaks.

Program aims

  • consider their role in the implementation of system and school initiatives
  • gain familiarity with the competencies and assessment rubrics
  • reflect on their teaching experience and expertise and how it can be described to address the competencies
  • begin to develop written responses to one or more of the competencies
  • develop an understanding of the ‘Introductory Statement’ and its purpose
  • view model portfolios and examples of high quality evidence.

Previous participant testimonials

“The Leadership Institute’s Preparing for Stage 1 workshop was an incredibly valuable experience for colleagues and myself. We had the opportunity to read and discuss successful portfolios, be guided towards relevant policy and research that meets the competencies and the presenters were only too happy to answer any questions we had. The workshop has made the journey towards Level 3 far less daunting and more manageable. Highly recommended for any Level 3 aspirants.”    
    Luke Duffield, Bunbury Senior High School (January 2019)

“I would like to thank you for a rich learning experience that answered many of the groups questions and provided personal narratives for the group to effectively understand the technical requirements and the process that is Level 3.  I found the workshop extremely useful and I cannot believe that anyone would attempt this process without attending.” 
    Amy Holloway, Wanneroo Primary School (January 2019)

“I thought the PD was invaluable, I am not sure how anyone could successfully apply without having been to one of the PDs. You provided us with very clear information of the expectations required for the portfolio.  The PD, although exhausting, was interesting and engaging throughout.”
Victoria Harris, Butler College (January 2019)

"The L3 Developing a Portfolio program was truly eye opening. I applied for stage one of L3 this year and was unsuccessful. The feedback was generalised and I could not identify in any detail where I needed to improve for next time. My Principal offered me the opportunity to attend your course. Within the first half of the day I identified many areas where I had let myself down in my application. I now have greater clarity and deeper understanding of the process. Having completed your course, I feel empowered and reinvigorated to apply again. Thank you."
    Sarah Barns, Mindarie Primary School (October 2018)

Professional standards

The Level 3 Classroom Teacher Professional Learning Program links to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers with a focus on the Highly Accomplished and Lead career stages:

Standards Focus Areas
3. Plan for an implement effective teaching and learning 3.3
6. Engage in professional learning 6.1
7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community 7.4

    One-day program

    11 July 2019
    12 July 2019
    3 October 2019
    4 October 2019



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**Please note that from 2019, this program will only be available during term breaks.

Day Date Time
Thursday 11 July 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm
Friday 12 July 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm
Friday 4 October 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm

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Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Sreet, Leederville.

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Level 3 Classroom Teacher: Preparing for Stage 1 on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Visit the Level 3 Teacher Career Opportunities website for more information about the Level 3 Classroom Teacher process and to access the following:

  • Level 3 Classroom Teacher Guidelines
  • competencies and assessment rubrics
  • examples of evidence for teaching portfolios
  • Level 3 Classroom Teacher application form.

Contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Level 3 Classroom Teacher: Preparing for Stage 1 - Developing a Level 3 Classroom Teacher Portfolio

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