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Explore: A Career in School Leadership

About the program

Explore: A Career in School Leadership is for teachers, heads of learning area/department and team leaders aspiring to the role of a school principalThe online program comprises six modules aligned to the Australian Professional Standard for Principals.

The program provides research-based evidence, professional readings and opportunities for participants to reflect on their professional needs.

Participants' learning will be enhanced by interacting with other online participants and an online facilitator. Online postings in response to guided questions will be supervised by an experienced principal who will encourage the in-depth reflections from program participants who will share their experiences and thoughts which have been developed across a wide range of WA schooling contexts. Participants will also engage in a one-hour weekly webinar.

The Introductory Module outlines the work of a school leader. Modules one to five reflect the five professional practices of the Australian Professional Standard for Principals. Participants will be expected to complete one module per week. The time commitment is about four hours per week, comprising:

One-hour weekly webinar and about three hours for reading and engaging in online discussions.

Learning intention

As a result of this program, it is intended participants will be able to:

  • reflect more effectively on their current practice in relation to the professional practices of the Australian Professional Standard for Principals
  • articulate their leadership vision
  • understand the importance of the school leaders role in developing a school culture that is focused on continuous improvement and learning.

Target audience

Teachers, heads of learning area/deparment and team leaders.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Vision and values
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Personal qualities, social and interpersonal skills
  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community.

    Six week online program

    Multiple cohorts


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  Commencing Term
Cohort 1 Monday
12 March 2018
Term One, Week Seven
Cohort 2 Monday
7 May 2018
Term Two, Week Two
Cohort 3 Monday
23 July 2018
Term Three, Week Two
Cohort 4 Monday
3 September 2018
Term Three, Week Eight

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Online program.

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How to register

  • Register for Explore: A Career in School Leadership on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email


Explore: A Career in School Leadership

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