Professional development

Heide Education offers a range of programs for educators that draw upon the expertise of arts professionals, artists and experienced educators. Programs are suitable for teachers at all levels and across subject areas.

All of our Teacher Professional Development programs meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) requirements for professional practice and the Professional Standards for Teachers as set out by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited (AITSL). To keep up to date with new programs throughout the year subscribe to the Heide Education e-news.

Teaching Constructivism series

Saturday 16 September, 9.30 – 1pm
Saturday 16 September, 2 – 5.30pm

Explore the exhibition Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art through a special series of art making workshops to enrich your teaching and learning program.

Learn skills and techniques in three diverse media focussed sessions in the beautiful Sidney Myer Education Centre.


Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art installation view 2017, Photograph: Christian Capurro

Sensory Learning in the Visual Arts

Wednesday 20 September, 9am-3.30pm
Thursday 21 September, 9am-3.30pm

This program explores sensory learning and developmental learning activities that engage visual, auditory and vestibular senses.



Wednesday 15 November, 9am-3.30pm

In this program, teachers will learn how to use VTS in their classrooms and have the opportunity to practice facilitating VTS discussions and receive coaching in the Heide galleries.



Heide offers year-round opportunities for school leaders to bring their staff to Heide for tailored professional development programs in the Sidney Myer Education Centre. Programs can be customised to meet specific requirements. Exhibition viewings, guest speakers and practical art activities can be arranged with catering by Café Heide.

For maximum flexibility, workshops are offered with full-day and half-day options.

If you would like to discuss your professional development needs please call 03 9850 1500 or email