Professional Learning at Bastow

Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, a branch of the Department of Education and Training, offers leadership professional learning for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals.

See the Bastow website for information on the full suite of programs, courses, professional practice and events.

Current opportunities that may be of interest include the following:



Schools Procurement: Strategic Management for School Leaders Module 11
Developed by the Schools Procurement Branch, this module delivers an overview of procurement policies, process and risk within the school environment. Through presentations, discussions, case studies and group activities, the two-hour workshop provides you with knowledge and skills to effectively manage your school’s purchasing activities.

Multiple dates and locations in May and June 2018
Registrations close from 15 May 2018


Regional Leadership Conferences
The 2018 Regional Leadership Conferences will provide principals, assistant principals and school leaders with the opportunity to learn and engage with their peers, and local and global leaders in education. Collaborate with members of your school leadership teams, Communities of Practice, partners, networks and with peers about student learning growth and your own leadership journey.

Two-day conference for each region, between 4 and 15 June 2018
Registrations close from 3 June 2018


Online Twilight: Australian Learning Lecture – Collaborative Problem Solving
Eltham High School is utilising an online tool to assess their students’ collaborative problem solving skills, essential capabilities in an information-rich economy.

Join Eleanor Bridger as she facilitates a discussion with Loren Clarke (Curriculum and Data Leader at Eltham High School) and Claire Scoular (Research Fellow at the Assessment Research Centre) examining the use of the tool to assess skill development; the challenges in assessing general capabilities across a school; and how diagnostic tools and data can be used to build student success.

Thursday 24 May 2018, 5 pm to 6 pm (online)
Registrations close 23 May 2018—Collaborative-Problem-Solving-&event=4206