Leading Asia Capable Schools

Applications are sought from principals, assistant principals and leading teachers to participate in the Leading Asia Capable Schools course. The course is provided by Bastow in partnership with the DET International Division and Asialink Business.


Victoria faces a fast changing world driven by increasing globalization, people mobility and the economic and strategic rise of Asia. To harness the opportunity to compete globally our students require an education that equips them with the skills and knowledge to be local and global citizens, ready for the world and ready for work. This includes Asia capabilities, including knowledge of the societies and languages of Asia, and intercultural capability as essential to living and working in a multicultural Victoria and the diverse world of the 21st century.

Leading Asia-Capable Schools is aligned to the Department's new Framework for Improving Student Outcomes, supporting the statewide priority of Community Engagement with Learning and particularly Global Citizenship.​

Career Stage

This course is open to all Victorian school principals, assistant principals and leading teachers. Please note that principals will be given first preference if demand exceeds the number of available places.​

Several DET policymakers will also take part in the course. This will provide policy makers with the unique opportunity to learn alongside principals and assistant principals to explore and influence the strategic policy settings required to build Asia capabilities in schools.



Swift Creek case study

Leading Asia Capable Schools has helped Swift Creek P-12 School become a more inclusive school community and has inspired the students to see themselves as global citizens

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Leading Asia Capable Schools

The Leading Asia Capable Schools course is an initiative of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership and AsiaLink.

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