Proudly in partnership with Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) building leaders of the future!

ACEL’s vision is to contribute to a vibrant professional learning community founded on a shared commitment to improve the quality of learning for all.  We are a not-for-profit professional association drawing from national and global learning opportunities.  We do this by actively supporting the development of educational leadership capabilities across Australia through our Branches, conferences, workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications and online resources.

The program is designed for middle leaders who are ready to take the next stretch in their leadership. Whether they aspire to a Deputy Principal role or are ready to further develop their skills in their current role, the program provides a closer exploration of the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and develop others for effective leadership of school communities. The Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program is about developing highly effective middle leaders to close the gap in achievement and reduce variation in schools.

The Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program draws on the latest evidence about effective leadership in schools. Throughout the program, learning is consolidated through one-to-one coaching and collegiate groups.


Through completion of the Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program, you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to:

Strengthen understanding of self and others 1

Become more skilled in building relationships and develop trust within your team

Gain commitment through the process of influence

Conduct reflective and professional conversations to support teachers to build their capability

Lead high performance teams to develop collective efficacy

This is a fully online program through QELi’s Learning Portal. Participants will have access to virtual workshops and interactive support materials online.


The Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program is a multi-phase program incorporating synchronous and asynchronous activities across four phases:

Welcome & Preparation
Online Modules
Reflections on Impact


Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Middle Leaders including HODs, Year Level Coordinators, Literacy/Numeracy/Pedagogy Coaches


$1980.00 + GST = AUD$2,178.00

Group Discount:

10% discount for groups of 5 registrations.

To access the 10% discount, please email to register. Please do not register via the QELi website.

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“Completing QELi’s Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program provided me with the confidence and know-how to become an emotionally intelligent leader.  Research based practical techniques about leading, communicating and interacting with others in positive and influential ways were the basis of each of the course modules. Learning to lead with trust, integrity and engagement are valuable elements of the program that have given me the skills to implement whole school change while learning how to nurture and challenge team members. The one-on-one coaching component of the program allowed me to reflect on my own strengths and weaknesses as a leader and discuss personal goals to ensure future success as a leader” 2022 Cohort 1 Program Participant

“This course is designed to help teachers take their leadership skills further. The Leadership for Middle Leaders Online Program helped me to build and develop my skills of effective communication, empathy, and the ability to effectively manage and guide a team to success. The course uses the latest research from people such as Steven Covey, Brené Brown and Patrick Lencioni and helps you to understand the foundations of effective leadership and how to use them within your school or leadership team. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to further grow and develop their leadership skills. It certainly helped me” Acting Assistant Principal: Curriculum, Evelyn, 2022 Cohort 1 Program Participant

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