About us

The Centre for School Leadership (the Centre) was established as an important joint venture between the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University. The focus of this partnership is to build the capacity of school leaders to drive school improvement that delivers improved outcomes for students. The Centre is contributing to the ongoing development of education leadership in the Northern Territory through the provision of high quality professional programs, services and research. Located at Charles Darwin University, the Centre has access to excellent facilities and to productive relationships.

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The Centre for School Leadership strives to be a well-respected, responsive and collegiate professional learning centre that undertakes research to inform the conduct of school leadership and teacher professional learning and development programs that are offered by the Centre.


The Centre for School Leadership seeks to:

  • Offer a suite of high quality, relevant and motivating learning programs that help build the capacity of teachers, aspiring leaders, principals and educational staff to lead the improvement of student experiences, outcomes and learning environments in the Northern Territory. The Centre aligns learning programs, where relevant, with the Australian Professional Standard for Principals, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Qualifications Framework (Level) 9 post-graduate level.
  • Build partnerships with schools and education agencies across Australia and overseas to enhance our ability to offer quality, relevant and motivating professional learning programs in an accessible and relevant way.
  • Undertake high quality research about school improvement and school leadership that informs policies, educational leadership practices, pedagogies and the content and delivery of professional programs in the Northern Territory.


Read about our history here.

Proffessional Learning Charter

All Centre for School Leadership practices are guided by AITSL's Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders.