Professional learning opportunities

Professional learning opportunities

There are a wide variety of professional learning opportunities available to departmental employees, offered through internal and external providers.

These opportunities support the personal and professional growth of all employees. Information is available on OnePortal for the following employee groups:

  • teachers
  • school leaders
  • teacher aides
  • public servants
  • executive leaders.

The department also offers a range of publications and newsletters that provide information on professional development.

  • The professional development calendar provides a schedule of events to support individual learning and growth, as well as organisational planning and development.
  • OneChannel (login required) provides easy online access to live and on-demand educational and professional development programs.
  • OnePortal bulletins often provide information on upcoming professional development events.
  • The Learning Place (login required) offers a range of facilitated and self-paced online courses.

Department employees can find information about professional development opportunities on OnePortal by searching 'learning and professional development'.

Aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders program

The Aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leaders program is designed to build the confidence and capability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers, Heads of Curriculum (HOCs) and Heads of Department (HODs) aspiring to the next level of leadership.

Delivered by the Queensland Education Leadership Institute, the purpose of this 9-month multi-modal program is to:

  • build leadership capability for leading learning to support the school improvement agenda
  • strengthen participant understanding of self as a leader
  • develop participant skills in gaining commitment from others through influence, trust and professional conversations
  • teach participants to lead high performance teams to develop collective capacity
  • deepen understanding of the impact of cultural identity, resilience and strength-based leadership.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a teacher, HOC or HOD
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • have permission from your principal to participate in the program
  • be a permanent employee of the department
  • possess or be eligible for full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Key dates and locations

The program begins in August 2019. Applicants should note the following face-to-face workshop dates and locations:


  • Phase 2: 2, 3 and 4 September 2019
  • Phase 4: 11 and 12 November 2019
  • Phase 6: 24 and 25 February 2020


  • Phase 2: 8, 9 and 10 October 2019
  • Phase 4: 27 and 28 February 2020
  • Phase 6: 27 and 28 April 2020

How to apply

Applications close on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Register your interest by completing the expression of interest form (DOCX, 246KB) and emailing it to

If you have any questions, please email or call (07) 3055 2617.

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Last updated
07 June 2019