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.

Engaging with Indigenous Culture in your Classroom

Friday 19 May 2017, 9am – 3.30pm

This program examines concepts such as preserving Indigenous artefacts and cultural practices, way-finding, significant beliefs and land management. Participants will use an education resource about Yingabeal created by Heide and the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.


Heide Scar Tree, Photograph: Natalie SImmons

Sensory Learning in the Visual Arts

Thursday 22 June, 9am – 3.30pm

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



Tuesday 12 September 2017, 9am-3.30pm
Wednesday 15 November 2017, 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