Unlocking Potential (UP): Principal Preparation

Through the Education State reform agenda, the Victorian Government has invested $12.1 million over four years to develop current and future principals and school leaders. Unlocking Potential (UP) is the flagship principal preparation program for high potential leaders. The aim of this rigorous and highly innovative program is to thoroughly prepare you for your first principal appointment. UP provides you with the confidence, skills and professional knowledge necessary to create school cultures that provide high quality educational opportunities for all students.

​​From 2017, UP participants will be awarded a ​Graduate Certificate of Principal Preparation (Victoria) on successful completion of the program. This formal qualification will be conferred by Monash University and will serve as a mark of excellence in school leadership, with graduates considered as highly capable candidates for principal positions.​

Career Stage

Designed for high potential leaders who are on the cusp of applying for their first principal position.

 

 

Unlocking Potential - Impact Case Study

Unlocking Potential - Impact Case Study

Neil O’Sullivan enrolled in Bastow’s Unlocking Potential (UP): Principal Preparation program in 2014 with a strong desire to understand more about what is involved in being a principal and as a way to strengthen his leadership qualities and capacity.

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Unlocking Potential (UP): Principal Preparation

Neil O’Sullivan, Leading Teacher, Avenel Primary School

A passion for education and a commitment to the core values of equity, fairness and opportunity are what originally steered Neil O’Sullivan into a teaching career. These are also the qualities that have shaped his aspiration to lead a school community.

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Unlocking Potential (UP): Principal Preparation

Debby Chaves, Acting Principal, Parkdale College

Looking for confirmation that she was heading in the right direction on her leadership journey, Debby Chaves enrolled in the Unlocking Potential (UP): Principal Preparation program at Bastow.

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