About Us

The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership offers transformative leadership professional development and learning opportunities for Victorian primary, secondary and early childhood education professionals.

 

 

What is Bastow?

What Is Bastow

The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership plays a key role in implementing the Victorian Government’s Education State agenda. We work towards realising core policy objectives – to build the capacity of educational leaders and to identify and develop high quality leaders for the future. We achieve this through provision of quality leadership professional learning that responds to the ever-evolving needs of primary and secondary school teachers, principals and early childhood professionals. Bastow is a branch within the Regional Services Group at the Department of Education and Training, and was established in 2009.

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Vision, Mission and Primary Roles

Vision, Mission and Values

The vision, mission and primary roles of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership aim to build the capacity of educational leaders and to identify and develop high quality leaders for the future.

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Supporting the Education State

The Education State

In 2015 the Government announced the statewide Education State: Schools reform agenda, underpinned by $747 million in extra funds over four years to deliver great schools for every community and great teachers in every classroom.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

A rigorous process of development, delivery and evaluation has been created for all courses and programs at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

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History of Education in Victoria

Henry Bastow

Victoria’s Education Act 1872 broke new ground. Government, on behalf of the community, took responsibility for educating all children and young people. The largest education building program ever seen in this country began in 1872 when education was proclaimed free, secular and compulsory.

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Provider Partnerships

Provider Partnerships

Bastow’s role in the professional learning market is to procure organisations from the commercial and not-for-profit sector to deliver courses, and to support the delivery of high quality programs owned by external providers.

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Regional Partnerships

Regional Partnership

​​​​​​To expand the reach of high quality leadership development across Victoria, Bastow has formed the Regional Partnerships Team. The team works closely with Regional Directors to establish strong partnerships with education networks throughout Victoria.

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