Are you an aspiring principal

Access support on your pathway to principalship

Access to high-quality, developmental and actionable feedback is critical to the professional growth of teachers and improving your every day, self-reflective practice.

The leadership opportunities from the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership outlined below support teachers to plan a path towards principalship through targeted and formative feedback.

Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment: Term 2 Information Sessions

Registrations are now open for Term 2 Victorian Aspiring Principal Assessment (VAPA) information sessions.

The sessions are designed to help principals and aspiring principals better understand the assessment and how it supports principal preparation.

The one-hour online sessions cover the VAPA process, how it assesses readiness for principalship and the staged implementation of the VAPA as a requirement for first-time principal appointments.

Session details

Date: Wednesday 2 June, Wednesday 9 June and Wednesday 22 June (only need to attend one session)

Time: 4 – 5pm

Platform: online.

Register via the VAPA event page.

Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation applications

Applications are now open for the Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation program. 

The six to nine-month program is designed to develop aspiring principals' leadership philosophy, education vision and understanding of what it takes to lead a school where everyone can realise their potential.

To apply, refer to the Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation web page.

Refer to the application guidelines for help with preparing a strong application.

Applications close Monday 7 June.

Find out more

For further enquires and information about the VAPA information sessions, contact the VAPA team by email:

For further enquires and information about the Unlocking Potential: Principal Preparation program, contact Samantha Thornton, Senior Strategic Project Officer, Principal Programs by email: