Professional Learning Communities for Improvement

Learning Focus
Educational Leadership
Start Date
19 Oct, 2021
Enrol by
10 Mar, 2021
Program Description

This professional learning program is designed to increases school leaders’ knowledge, skills and capabilities to embed professional learning communities (PLCs) as a means for improving teaching quality and student outcomes and ensuring sustained school and system improvement. The program is delivered through a blended approach where participants will engage in face-to face forum days, an on-line survey, on-line and in-school coaching and school-based inquiry.

Forum days focus on the following topics.

  • PLCs – What they are and what they are not
  • Developing high levels of collaboration
  • 12 Actions to guide the work of collaborative teams
  • Review day – learning together, sharing and celebrating progress, identifying next steps
Program Outcomes
  • understanding what a PLC is and how a PLC can sustain school and system improvement
  • developing the knowledge and skills to create a strong professional culture characterised by shared norms and values, a focus on student learning, collaboration and reflective inquiry
  • recognising and knowing how to establish the conditions that support a vibrant and productive professional community
  •  building skills, confidence and experience in using evidence about student outcomes to continually improve professional knowledge and practice.
Australian Professional Standards


Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Location, Date & Time

South – Professional Learning Institute – 9:00am – 3:30pm

Day 3 – Friday 29 July 2021

Day 4 – Tuesday 19 October 2021