The Victorian Deaf Education Institute
(VDEI) is seeking professionals in Victoria currently working with children who
are deaf or hard of hearing in specialist schools, deaf facilities, early
intervention centres or as a visiting teacher to join an exciting professional
learning opportunity: Leadership Program 2015-16. This program is open to those
working in both Department of Education and Training (DET) and non DET
This program is broken into two parts.
Part one: enables aspiring or new leaders in deaf
education to participate in a structured professional learning course to
develop their leadership skills. Potential participants are required to
identify a structured leadership course appropriate to their learning needs.
Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership offers a wide range of courses which
should meet most participant's learning needs. If accepted into the Leadership Program
2015-16, it is the participant's responsibility using the funding provided to
enrol in the nominated course.
Part two: enables participants to undertake five days
of observation at specialist settings with current leaders in the field. The
five day professional learning/observation program will be developed by VDEI in
collaboration with the Victorian Deaf Education Network. Participants are
expected to participate fully in the five day program.
Who would benefit from this
This program has been specifically
designed for professionals working in the field who have recently begun a
leadership role or anticipate moving into a leadership role in the near future.
What will I learn?
This program is designed to provide
participants with the opportunity to undertake a structured leadership course
and five days of professional learning/observation in specialist centres.
How is this time structured?
The duration of the structured
leadership course will vary and is dependent on the course identified by
participants. In addition there will be five days of
professional learning/observation in specialist centres spread over
What information will I need to
complete the Expression of Interest form?
- The name of the professional learning program in which you would
like to enrol.
- A list of 5 facilities/schools/settings you would like to visit as
part of the program
- A summary of your reasons for applying for the Leadership Program
(250 characters max)
- A summary of the benefit to you of participating in the Leadership
Program (250 characters max).
- A summary of the benefits to the sector by you participating in the
Leadership Program (250 characters max).
What costs are covered in the
- Leadership course cost and associated casual replacement teacher
- CRT costs for the five day observation program.
Expression of Interest applications
close at 5pm, Friday 5 June 2015.
For more information on the program,
please contact Kaye Scott firstname.lastname@example.org