The Development Centre

Your gateway to contemporary thinking at ISV’s Development Centre.

ISV offers connection and collegiality; a place to explore the possibilities for education in the 21st century. We host a range of innovative programs with leading local and global partners, and help schools continue their learning long after each session ends.

Experience the benefits of ISV’s Development Centre at our offices in West Melbourne, online through isLearn, or through coaching and training sessions at schools. We also offer customised professional learning to support your school’s needs.

Our training, conference and meeting rooms are also available for hire.

Professional learning

isLearn 2021

Plan your professional learning, month by month.

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Introducing digital badges

Extend your learning for action and impact.

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Introducing microcredentials

Increase the visibility of your skills with a Deakin University microcredential.

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Programs and Partnerships

Creating opportunities and fostering connections.

ISV supports teachers and students through our forward-thinking professional learning programs and partnerships. Our research and understanding of modern learning helps us guide member schools towards new opportunities every day.

Through our programs, schools can collaborate with other educators across the Independent sector and develop deeper learning among their own staff. ISV partners with eminent organisations, such as Harvard University, to enrich the professional learning of member schools for the benefit of every student.

HALT certification

Get the recognition you deserve for the profession you love.

ISV offers high performing teachers at Victorian Independent schools an opportunity to pursue Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher (HALT) certification. This program:

  • recognises and promotes quality teaching
  • provides an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice
  • provides a reliable indication of quality teaching according to the advanced career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

It is open to Early learning, Primary and Secondary teachers across Victoria.

Teaching Excellence Program

The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership will deliver advanced professional learning for teachers and school leaders commencing in 2022.

The Academy’s flagship offering is the Teaching Excellence Program for highly skilled teachers from government, Catholic and Independent schools across Victoria.

Developed in collaboration with representatives from each sector, the program seeks to strengthen and extend evidence-based teacher practice across the state for teachers in all school settings.

Through the Teaching Excellence Program teachers will have an opportunity to deepen teaching excellence and advance their professional practice through disciplinary knowledge, the science of learning and contemporary pedagogies.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.