bringing out the best in high ability students

CHES has been established to lead professional learning for teachers and emerging leaders in primary and secondary schools across Victoria to meet the needs of high-ability students.

Our professional learning courses will run throughout 2023 and will be repeated each term. The duration of each course is 1 ½ days with one full day followed by action research and a final half-day session.

Courses have been co-designed with a range of school-based staff to reflect the needs of teachers and leaders across the state.

Our three programs will be for:

  • Primary school teachers
  • Secondary school teachers
  • School leaders

Deakin University are facilitating the professional learning courses and enabling participants to engage with current research on meeting the needs of high-ability students.

This program includes professional observations using pre-recorded 360-degree videos of classroom practice in Victorian schools.  As part of each of the courses, there will be an opportunity to apply these insights through a brief, focused and achievable short-term Action Research project. This will be implemented with guidance and support from the course facilitators.

Registration Process

Individual registrations are welcomed for these courses. Where feasible for schools, we encourage two or more staff per school to attend together.  

To be eligible for the program you must be in a current teaching or leadership role (full-time or part-time) in a Victorian government school.

Apply for registration into the courses here:

Registration for CHES

Financial Support

These courses are fully subsidised by the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) for government school participants. There is no cost to schools.

CRT funding is also available to cover the attendance of participants.

Deakin Professional Learning

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