Learning Specialist Suite

As part of the professional practice elements of the 2017 Victorian Government Schools Agreement, learning specialists will be supported to focus on strengthening teaching and learning to improve outcomes for all students.

​​​​​​​​​​Learning specialists are integral in leading staff to set priorities, evaluate success and build a focus on teaching and learning in a collaborative whole school approach. 

Bastow is developing and delivering professional learning to support newly appointed learning specialists to excel in their role.

The Learning Specialist Suite comprises of a core course and six associated electives. The suite has been designed in conjunction with industry bodies, practising teachers and school leaders, who work in a variety of settings including primary, secondary and special schools to ensure that the contexts of all schools have been considered.

​For more information about the Learning Specialist Suite click on the course names within the diagram.  

Now open for registration

Needs Analysis Tool

An online questionnaire to determine your current level of development in seven capability areas. It is recommended that you complete the Needs Analysis Tool prior to registering in any learning specialist courses.

Leading Excellence in Classroom Practice

Collaborate with your principal to develop an improvement plan that focuses on high quality learning and teaching.​

Professional Conversations (Open-to-Learning™ Leadership)

This highly practical elective introduces you to the theory of Open-to-Learning™ (OTL™) Leadership, which helps build a strong team culture and an environment of professional and relational trust.  ​


Learning Specialist Suite Click through to the Needs Analysis Tool Click through to the Needs Analysis Tool Click through to Professional Conversations (Open-to-Learning™ Leadership) Click through to Teaching Practice Click through to Data Literacy Click through to Instructional Leadership Click through to Leading Professional Learning Click through to Self-Leadership Click through to Leading Excellence in Classroom Practice​ Click through to Leading Excellence in Classroom Practice​ Click through to the Needs Analysis Tool Click through to the Design for Deepening Learning Click through to the Design for Deepening Learning