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.

Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston

23 August or 6 September, 9.30am - 2.30pm

Educators can explore Design for Life to gain insight into the theory, practice and processes of Australian modernist design.


Grant Featherston (designer and maker), Television B210H Contour chair, Television BS2111H Contour settee and B220H Curl-up Contour chair 1953, hardwood, plywood, cotton (replacement), (other materials), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Gift of Grant and Mary Featherston 1973, © Grant Featherston/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia 2018


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