A Focus on the Highly Accomplished and Lead Career Stages to Improve Practice

4 Day Program – Over 9 months

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This professional opportunity has deepened my understanding of teacher practice, improving teacher practice, supporting improved practice and reflecting on my leadership practices. This professional learning embodies our departmental value of ‘aspiration’. To have impact on student outcomes at a systemic level, we need Highly Accomplished teachers. We need a culture of high expectations as professionals.

Participant of inaugural 2018 cohort.

This program explores the practice of teaching through the focus areas of the Standards and includes current research about what sets expert and skilled teachers apart as classroom practitioners. It acknowledges these expert teachers and the impact they have on the practice of their colleagues (i.e. Early Career Teachers and other colleagues), and students. It offers a systemic way to support teachers to look beyond the Proficient career stage and aspire to the expert practice outlined at the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) career stages.

This program is designed for classroom teachers, regardless of whether they are seeking promotion or not. Participants must hold Full Registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania.

  • Describe and reflect on current practice using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) career stages
  • Provide a clear professional development pathway that encourages teachers to develop, share and be recognised for their expertise
  • Promote continuous professional growth by encouraging teachers to reflect on their practice and understand their impact on their colleagues and students, and
  • Provide knowledge and understanding of the National Teacher Certification process and the Change of Registration Category process (Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania).


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

4 Day Program – 9.00am – 3.00pm

North & North West – Location to be advised

Thursday 21 March 2019

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Tuesday 19 November 2019

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Tuesday 12 November 2019