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


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


View Program Structure



$1900.00 + GST = AUD$2,090.00

Group Discount:

10% discount for groups of 5 registrations.

To access the 10% discount, please email info@qeli.qld.edu.au to register. Please do not register via the QELi website.

Please select a cohort below.

As a participant of either our Online or Blended Middle Leaders Program, you have the opportunity to receive advanced level credentials with QELi and in partnership with Deakin University. For more information,
CLICK HERE or contact our team at info@qeli.qld.edu.au.


Leadership for Deputy Principals

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