What is Principal Certification?

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The Australian Professional Standard for Principals (Australian Principal Standard) sets out what principals are expected to know, understand and do to achieve in their work. It is presented as an integrated model that recognises three leadership requirements that a principal draws upon within five areas of professional practice. Australian Ministers for Education at the national and state levels endorsed the Australian Principal Standard in 2011.
Australian Principal Certification (Principal Certification) is recognition of the Australian Principal Standard in action. Principal Certification affirms the importance of educational leadership. It recognises the unique role of principals in improving the quality of learning and teaching in schools.
To achieve Principal Certification principals must demonstrate the impact of their leadership on teacher efficacy, student progress and achievement and whole school improvement in accordance with profession-developed requirements and the Australian Principal Standard.
Important Dates: Click here to view important dates for Australian Principal Certification.