Institute of Professional Learning


The Institute of Professional Learning provides career professional development for educators within the North Coast Region.

The Institute of Professional Learning is aligned with the DET better services, better outcomes model with a major emphasis in improving linkages between ECEC, schools, and training. A key focus is building the capacity of our leaders through professional development and other capability building opportunities for senior leaders. 

There are a range of programs in leadership, pedagogy, technology and business to help build skills within the school.

Principals, Deputies, Heads of Departments, Teachers, Business Service Managers, support staff and more are able to find and enrol in programs to help advance your skills.

Driving the institute is the desire to provide high level professional development. We run a number of workshops in-house and with external companies. Our partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast provides access to Masters in Business and Education. Partnering with Queensland TAFE East Coast enables nationally accredited​ qualification such as Certificate IV in Business, Certificate IV in Education Support and more. 

Although our major location is at the IPL Centre based on the grounds of the University of the Sunshine Coast, programs are held in a variety of locations including the IPL Centre Maryborough, the North Lakes Regional Office and often use distance learning tools such as OneChannel.