International research reveals that only one in ten Australian teachers undertaking professional learning participate in programs that provide formal qualifications compared with 18 per cent in more than 30 countries surveyed by the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD).
To compare education in Australia with other countries visit The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which collects data on the learning environment and working conditions of teachers. In Australia, 2059 lower secondary teachers and 116 principals in 123 schools completed the 2013 TALIS survey. They were randomly selected from government and non-government schools.
Recognising the qualifications gap identified by TALIS, we have teamed with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) to develop a series of programs for principals and senior leaders in non-government Schools.
The programs comprise four modules covering strategic planning, financial management, managing and leadership, and managing operational improvement. Two modules due to take place in the coming months include Financial Management for Senior Leaders and Managing and Leading for Principals.
Optional assessments are available for both programs. However successful completion of all four modules can lead to a Graduate Certificate in Management or an Advanced Diploma of Management.
Senior leaders taking part in the financial management program study topics including introduction to accounting concepts and terminology, analysis of financial statements, cash management, capital assets and depreciation, budgeting and monitoring performance. The program provides a sound understanding of financial concepts for participants in their current role and a firm foundation for future senior positions.
The managing and leading program aims to support principals in responding to the challenges and opportunities that come with increased accountability in an ever demanding role.
Financial Management for Senior Leaders seminars will be held on 22 July, 8 August and 18 August 2014.
Managing and Leading for Principals seminars will be held on 15, 27 August and 11 September 2014.
For further information contact Sue Woodhams, Program Manager, The Development Centre, 03 9825 7256.
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