Quality Mentoring Development Workshops

Learning Focus
Quality Teaching
Start Date
4 Jun, 2024
Enrol by
21 May, 2024
Program Description

The Quality Mentoring Development Workshops will prepare mentors to support teachers at differing stages of practice and development, from Professional Experience students, Early Career Teachers, Provisionally Registered teachers Progressing to Full Registration and experienced teachers wanting to develop their practice.

This one-day workshop will be an introduction to the knowledge and skills required for effective mentoring and how mentoring can build teacher capability and capacity. It is designed for teachers, especially those in a mentoring role, who are developing their skills of observing, evaluating, and engaging in feedback around classroom observations, aligned to the Standards.

Participants will have the opportunity to build their knowledge and skills of effective classroom observations, to strengthen teacher capability and align their practice to the Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher career stages. Participants will also build their skills in successfully leading organisational and team improvement through facilitating professional conversations.

Program Outcomes

On the completion of this program, participants will:

  • Describe and reflect on current practice using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Promote continuous professional growth by encouraging Mentors to reflect on their practice and understand their impact to help build the capability and capacity of their colleagues
  • Promote the use of mentoring in schools as effective professional learning and a key induction strategy for Early Career Teachers
    use effective questioning and active listening skills
  • Know the importance of continuous professional growth for improved student outcomes
  • Be familiar with the UTAS requirements for Pre- Service Teachers, and the Professional Experience for classroom readiness at the Graduate career stage
  • Know how the Standards at the Proficient career stage must be met to gain full registration
  • Be familiar with the Highly Accomplished and Lead career stages and demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Understand the role of classroom observation using the Classroom Practice Continuum
  • Know the importance of continuous professional growth for improved student outcomes
  • Develop the skills required to lead professional conversations with teachers in a variety of mentor contexts, such as providing feedback and having challenging conversations.
Australian Professional Standards


  • 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
Location, Date & Time

This is a 1-day face-to-face session available state-wide.


Professional Learning Institute – (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • Tuesday, 11 June 2024
  • Friday, 15 November 2024


Tailrace Centre – (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • Wednesday, 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2024


Various venues – (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • Tuesday, 4 June 2024 – The Don Centre (100 Don Road Devonport Tasmania)
  • Tuesday, 12 November 2024 – paranaple Convention Centre, Devonport