Eligibility to undertake Principal Certification

The CPP award is open to principals from around the world and from the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors in Australia.

Applicants must

  • hold a current teacher registration
  • be currently employed in an eligible role and currently undertaking that role within an education setting
  • have at least three years' experience in the eligible role
  • agree to comply with the Principal Certification Code of Conduct
  • not be under a formal Performance Management process

Eligible roles

  • Principal
  • A role with equivalent scope and duties to that of a principal. The role will enable demonstration of all requirements of the Principal Standard in action. This role must be confirmed by employment contract or by a line manager.

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Upfront payment Save $500

$4000 inc GST Due after your application is approved

Instalment option

$2500 inc GST
Due after your application is approved
$2000 inc GST
Due 3 months after application approval

Candidate Induction

The Certified Practising Principal award requires that you attend an induction program across a period of several weeks. The induction program comprises a one-day session, usually conducted face-to-face, then three shorter sessions usually conducted by videoconference.

There is an induction program each term. Programs can be scheduled by mutual agreement for a cohort of principals recruited by a System or Association.

Part 1 runs from 10:00am-3:30pm
Parts 2, 3 and 4 each run for 45-60 minutes

Induction dates and schedules Proceed to application form