Principal Credential

Empowered leaders creating the future.

The NSW Primary Principals’ Association Principal Credential Program is designed to provide transformational professional learning that is evidenced by professional practice and has strong intellectual rigour. This Credential Program ensures that school leaders have the necessary skills to lead and manage as primary school principals. Participants engage in deep, rigorous professional learning from national and international experts in the field of school leadership. The Credential Program provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on and strengthen their own leadership.

The Credential Program has been developed with two pathways. One pathway is for excellent primary school executive who aspire to school leadership. A second pathway provides professional learning in leadership for current principals who seek to review their leadership practices and drive improvement, innovation and change.

The Credential Program will contribute to 50% of a Masters of Educational Leadership at Wollongong University. Modules within the conference program provide NESA registered hours at Lead.

Program delivery

This program is designed to be completed over eighteen months and is comprised of three 2-day conferences and the implementation of workplace learning aligned to the Australian Professional Standard for Principals. The program includes facilitated collegial learning and focused individual learning, supported by an experienced principal as a coach and mentor.

Program cost

Currently $3600.00 + GST
All payments are to be paid via credit card or PCard on registration.

About our presenter


Ann McIntyre, is an experienced principal, superintendent, and NSW state policy leader who is recognised for her work in quality teaching, leadership, and school and system improvement. Ann is the Australian researcher for the International Teacher Policy Study with the University of Stanford. Her research explores the power of aligning teacher, leader, and system learning to impact student learning. Ann provides the foundation for the keynote addresses within the conference programs and is supported by a range of national and international experts in the field of school leadership as well as experienced NSW primary school principals.