Building Global Citizenship

  • Audience
    Principal class
    Leading teacher
  • Next Intake
  • Location
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Mode
  • Fees
    DET fully subsidised


Schools play a crucial role in helping young people develop the capabilities to become active and informed global citizens. Building Global Citizenship aims to strengthen your understanding of effective global engagement and how this translates to the school curriculum, practice, community and Victorian government policy.

This course is designed to support you in equipping young people with the knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to live harmoniously in multicultural communities, thrive in a changing local and global labour market and act as responsible global citizens who can build a sustainable, inclusive and safe world.


Designed for members of the principal class and leading teachers.

Note: principal class members will be given first preference if demand exceeds the number of available places.

Over 6 months you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 4 face-to-face workshop days (3 in Victoria and 1 in China)
  • 8 virtual sessions (including readings, evaluations, discussion forums, webinars)
  • 10-day overseas immersion in China comprising of:
    • an in-school shadowing program in China's high-performing education system
    • visits to key Chinese multinationals 
    • group challenges to develop cultural intelligence and intercultural understanding
    • sharing workplace project plans.

Through an enquiry-based learning approach, this course will provide you with opportunities to collect evidence and take practical action in your school.

By participating in this course, you will learn how to:

  • define and design the contexts for global citizenship in Victorian schools that support staff and students to have the knowledge, skills, values and networks to live and work in global communities
  • translate the goal of global citizenship in Victorian Government policy into your school’s curriculum, practice, and community
  • be a strong advocate for improving global citizenship for young Victorians and school communities.

Credit towards Masters of Education from Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Through participation in the course, you have the opportunity to complete an assessment task that will contribute 12.5 credits towards a Masters of Education. A cost may apply. 

Fully subsidised for Victorian government school participants.

Bastow will cover the costs of return flights and visa to China for all selected government school participants. However, if a participant withdraws from the course due to conditions outside of those specified in the travel insurance policy, then their school will be invoiced for any non-recoverable costs.

Costs in China for accommodation, transfers, meals and entrance fees will be covered by The Confucius Institute Headquarters.

The Department will provide funding for travel insurance for all participants during the offshore program in China.

Acceptance into Building Global Citizenship is dependant on the outcome of an application process.

To begin the process, click on 'View dates and apply'.

Once you complete the form, you will be sent a confirmation email that includes a link to Award Force. Award Force is used by Bastow to manage applications. You need to create an Award Force login to continue with your application.

To be eligible to participate in this course, you must also:

  • be available to attend both the onshore and offshore component of the course
  • be able to successfully complete all learning activities and tasks
  • possess a valid passport for travel (a minimum of 6 months validity from the date of return to Australia; Australian residents will also need documents to facilitate return to Australia)
  • receive formal approvals from your Regional Director to travel internationally (Bastow will support participants in this process).

Briony Barnard
Course Coordinator
03 8199 2949

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