2020 Certified Practising Principal (CPP) – Principal Certification

1 Day Program

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CPP – Principal Certification affirms the importance of education leadership and recognises the unique role of principals in improving the quality of learning and teaching in schools. It offers principals the chance to invest in themselves as a leader, and the future of their school by driving an agenda for improvement.

Principals will gather, interpret and analyse data to support best practice. Two Portfolio Initiatives, demonstrating how principals meet the Australian Professional Standard for Principals, are developed as case studies of the participant’s leadership and reported via Reflective Analysis – a sustained piece of writing using an inquiry cycle of planning, acting, reviewing and reflecting.

A funding grant covering up to $3000 of the certification process cost is available for up to twelve DoE principals.

The certification process takes between 18 to 24 months.

Program Cost:  The cost of the certification process for participants is $600.  This cost will be directly invoiced to participants from ACER.

Principals can expect to walk away from this learning experience with:


  • Principals will develop their ability to think more critically about their professional practice and the direction in which they can take their school


  • Principals will gain a well-rounded and more informed understanding of their role through a process of analysis and reflection


  • The program is an exciting opportunity to connect with a broad network of industry leaders and to exchange ideas with peers


  • Principals will be able to pragmatically apply the theory explored throughout the program


  • Principals will be more adaptive to changes both within their school and the industry


  • Public recognition and recognition by peers is a powerful form of reward


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

Enrolment in the DoE supported Certified Practising Principal(CPP) certification process is two step.

  1. Attendance at one of the following online information sessions –


  1. Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) once you have attended an information session
  • Please click here for the EOI form and submission details.
  • Closing date for submission of EOIs is Wednesday 27 November 2019

Induction Workshop – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday 19 March 2020 – Professional Learning Institute