Professional Learning

Progress your career by undertaking professional learning with the Gonski Institute for Education. Our offerings are research-based, practical, and will link your ability to action change in your personal sphere of influence with larger systemic issues of equity in education. We offer both short workshops and degree programs in Educational Leadership, including the Doctor of Education program (new in 2019!).

Parent and Community Engagement for Learning

Hear from Dr Jenny Donovan, Prof Adrian Piccoli, Lila Mularczyk OAM and Maura Manning on the importance of engaging parents, carers, other family members and the community in student learning. Other presenters are current primary and secondary school principals including Ann Caro, Mark Diamond, Belinda Giudice, John Goh, Mike Saxon, Natalie See, Dr Peter Webster, Louise O’Donnell.  

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This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority for 6 hours of professional learning, addressing standards 1.3, 3.7, 5.5, 7.1, 7.3, 7.4. at Lead Teacher level. 

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13 March - Matraville Sports High School


Reflection for Learning

Hear from Duncan Rintoul, Prof Adrian Piccoli and Lila Mularczyk OAM on the importance of internal self-review and external quality assurance processes. Other presenters are current primary and secondary school principals including John Massard, Belinda Giudice, Belinda Wall, Natasha Watt.  

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This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority for 6 hours of professional learning, addressing standards 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.2, 3.6 at Lead Teacher level. 

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10 April - Matraville Sports High School


Collaboration for Success: Strategies for Collective Learning and Meaningful Change

Hear from Dr Tony Loughland and Professor Pasi Sahlberg. Other presenters are current primary and secondary school principals and school based leaders including Julie Fitszimons, Geoff Wing, Paul Sheather.  

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This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority for 6 hours of professional learning, addressing standards 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2 at Lead Teacher level. 

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8 May - Matraville Sports High School


Students as Partners: Strategies for Engaging and Involving Learners

Hear from Professor Andrew Martin, Dr Jenny Donovan, Prof Adrian Piccoli and Lila Mularczyk OAM on the importance of strategies for engaging students as partners in their own learning. Other presenters are current primary and secondary school principals including Stephanie McConnell , Rob Evans, Peter Rouse.  

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This course is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority for 6 hours of professional learning, addressing standards 1.3, 1.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1 at Lead Teacher level. 

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15 May - Matraville Sports High School


Leading for Educational Change

Work with Prof Pasi Sahlberg, Prof Adrian Piccoli, Dr Simon Breakspear, Lila Mularczyk OAM and other practising principals and educational leaders to build your capacity to effect change in your school environment and the wider system. Other presenters are current primary and secondary school principals including John Goh, Craig Petersen, Michelle Hostrup, Stacey Quince, Tracey Breeze, Lee-Ann Saurins.  

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This course is registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority, addressing standards 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, and 4.1 at Lead Teacher level.

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28 May - Sarah Redfern High School

Postgraduate Programs affiliated with the Gonski Institute for Education

Interested in taking your career to the next level? Our postgraduate programs in Educational Leadership offer flexible study options and Commonwealth-Supported Places.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate or Master of Educational Leadership

Learn more about the Doctor of Education program