Aspirant School Leader Forum: Writing Job Applications and Interview Skills for Promotional Positions.

30 places available

Start:  Tuesday 13 November 2018 - 9.00am

Finish: Tuesday 13 November 2018 - 3.30pm

New Premises:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

Any person applying for a leadership position such as Deputy, HOD, Principal, Program Coordinator or Curriculum Leader will benefit from attending this customised event.

This two-part workshop is designed to provide participants with an awareness of current job application techniques including both your  written application and preparing for your interview.

You will explore the importance of reflecting individual school contexts and leadership capability when demonstrating your skills and experience as an aspirant school leader in your written application and interview.  You will gain an understanding of the current requirements for demonstrating competitiveness when applying to specific schools via a covering letter and curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume. 

If you already have something in draft form, please feel free to bring it along to reflect on during the session.

Please note this course is not applicable to teachers applying for Level 3 Classroom Teacher. 


On completion of the workshop participants will have:

  • examined application requirements for promotional positions
  • explored how to communicate their competitiveness as an emerging school leader through a covering letter and CV/resume
  • explored the required criteria or standards in the context of a position
  • investigated a format for developing a covering letter and CV
  • explored techniques for improving interview performance.


$ 100 : Members
$ 200 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise prior to the event.


Vanessa Herbert
PDT Consultancy

Nominated Audience

Aspiring leaders applying for any leadership positions such as: -
Deputies, HODS, Program Coordinators or Principal Positions.

Trade union training leave

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

This leave provision covers teacher relief for members attending SSTUWA TUT courses.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Indicate the leave is “Miscellaneous Paid Leave” when completing an application for leave form.
  • “Trade Union Training - project code 1471” should be written under leave type.