General Description

This is a course aimed to support teachers taking a leadership position of any kind for the first time. Leadership is a wonderful opportunity to share your ideas and work in new ways – but how to get the best results – from yourself and those around you?

You will also face a whole range of new challenges. This course will help you identify these and work to manage them positively. We will also look at looking after you, and ensuring you don’t get bitten by burnout.


Teachers who are new to a leadership position.

Teaching Standards

6.2.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Engage in professional learning and improve practice:   Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities,

7.1.2 Proficient Level - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community - Meet professional ethics and responsibilities: Meet codes of ethics and conduct established by regulatory authorities, systems and schools,

7.4.2 Proficient Level - Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities:  Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - What Sort of Leader Do You Want to Be

    • Introduction

    • What Sort of Leader Do You Want to Be

    • Task - Personal Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2 - Making a Good Impression

    • Making a Good Impression

    • Some Things to Consider

    • Communication

    • Task - Reflection

  • 3

    Module 3 - Goal Setting

    • Goal Setting

    • SMART Goals

    • Specific Goals

    • Task - Reflection on Goals

  • 4

    Module 4 - Getting People on Board

    • Getting People on Board

    • Misconceptions about Being a Good Leader

    • The Psychology of Change

    • Rationale for the Year Ahead

    • Task - Plan of Action to Share your Goal

  • 5

    Module 5 - Difficult Conversations

    • Difficult Conversations

    • Tips for Difficult Conversations

    • Task - Practice and Rehearse Difficult Conversations

  • 6

    Module 6 - The Friendship Boundary

    • The Friendship Boundary

    • When You Are New to a School

    • When You Are already Established in a School

    • General Tips

    • Task - Reflection on Strategies

  • 7

    Module 7 - Support for You

    • Support for You

    • Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

    • Get Reading

    • Get Networking

    • Mentoring

    • Task - Reflection

  • 8

    Module 8 - Conclusion

    • Conclusion and COVID-19 Message

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $1250 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.