Principal Preparation

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This ten day program aims to further develop the leadership capabilities and preparedness of aspirants to undertake the role of principal. The program includes participation in the AITSL 360° Reflection Tool.

Program format:

  • Five days face to face professional learning
  • Five days shadowing of an experienced principal

Enrolment information will be available when applications open on August 20th.

Participants will further develop their leadership capabilities and preparedness to undertake the role of principal by deepening understanding of the following areas (aligned to the Australian Professional Standard for Principals):

  • the role of principal as a senior manager in the Department of Education
  • the role of principal as manager of the school
  • self as a leader
  • educational leadership and its impact on school improvement
  • inquiry as an improvement process

Australian Principal Standard

Professional Practices:

  • 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

The program is open to aspirants across all business units in the DoE, not only those currently working in schools. Enrolment in this program is via an Expression of Interest (EOI) selection process. Please use the forms below for all application material.

Applications will open August 20th and close September 12th, 2018.

Pre-requisites for application:

  • full teacher registration with the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
  • experience in leadership within the DoE (e.g. in-school leaders of improvement priorities, state-wide curriculum support, project officer etc.) Acting principals are eligible to apply.

Online applications are to be submitted via the PLI website. More information will be available when applications open on August 20th.

Day One – Friday 16th November 2018, The Grange, Campbell Town

Day Two – Thursday 21st March 2019, PLI Hobart

Day Three – Friday 22nd March 2019, PLI Hobart

Day Four – Monday 6th May 2019, Tramsheds, Launceston

Day Five – Friday 2nd August 2019, PLI Hobart