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Teaching Gifted and Talented Students

About the program

Based on the Gifted Education Professional Learning Package developed for the Australian Government by the Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre (GERRIC) at the University of New South Wales, this program will enable leaders and teachers to plan, prepare and present lessons that provide the depth, breadth, complexity and pacing that suits academically able students.

The program can be completed as a suite or as individual modules.

Module 1: The identification of gifted students

This module covers a range of subjective and objective identification procedures that can be used by teachers and school.

Module 2: Curriculum differentiation for gifted students

This module covers teaching strategies and methods of curriculum differentiation to enhance the learning of students with exceptional academic ability in the mainstream classroom. It covers appropriate use of different, well-known enrichment models that international research has found to be effectice with gifted and talented students. It includes practical application of pre-testing, curriculum compacting and individualised programming for teachers. It also contains templates for teachers to use in re-designing their own curriculum programs to cover the needs of all students.

Module 3: Develop programs and provisions for students with exceptional academic ability 

This module covers practical strategies for the establishment and monitoring of ability, achievement or interest grouping in classes, and the many forms of accelerated progression through schooling.

Target audience

The program is designed primarily for classroom teachers. School leaders are welcome since the strongest provision is that with a whole school approach.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • 3. Plan for and implement effective teaching.

    One half-day module and
    two full-day modules

    $15 for half day module

    $50 for full day module

    No current intakes


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There are no current intakes for this program.


The program can be taken as individual modules or as a complete suite.

Module 1 - $15 – half day

Module 2 - $50 – full day

Module 3 - $50 – full day


Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Morning workshops start at 9.00am with morning tea provided.
  • Lunch and morning tea is available for full day workhsops.
  • Tea and coffee are available.
  • Business dress is required.


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


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

  • 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 at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

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


Teaching Gifted and Talented Students

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