Hear what some school leaders say about the EDvance program… 


Express your interest by emailing the Fogarty EDvance team.   We will contact you with information about the program and recruitment for new cohorts.

Expressions of interest for Cohort 7 (2020-2022) are now open. Please register your interest to stay connected.

To be eligible for the program, your school will need to be serving a disadvantaged community, with an ICSEA of ~990 or below; or have 250+ students in the bottom quartile of advantage.

Download our Recruitment Information Brochure for 2020. 

Application Timeline

Expressions of interest open – NOW

Applications open – 9 August 2019

Transformation Framework Workshops – 9 or 11 September 2019

Transformation Framework Workshop – webinar – 12 September 2019

Applications close – 20 September 2019 – date extended!

Phone interviews – late September 2019

Offers announced – Term 4 2019


Look through the FED website, see our school’s stories and results. We encourage you to connect with any of our schools or mentors to learn more about the program. See the schools presently involved in the program here, Meet our Schools.

Register your interest by contacting the Fogarty EDvance team. Once you are in contact, the team can discuss the program and the application process. Reaching out does not commit you to anything at this point in the process!

Transformation Framework Workshop

Once you’ve registered your expression of interest, we’ll invite you to join us for a Transformation Framework workshop.  This workshop introduces school leadership teams to the EDvance School Transformation Framework. Attendance of the leadership team is required for all metro schools (by discussion for regional schools).  There will be two metro based sessions, 9th September or 11th of September.   Details will follow expressions of interest.


Once schools have spoken with the Fogarty EDvance team and secured interest from the Leadership and School Teams, formal applications can be found here and are to be submitted to daniella.hassett@fogartyedvance.org.au.   Applications will close 20th of September 2019.

Interviews and selection process

Applicants will be invited for a 45 minute phone  interview. This conversation will help us determine you and your school’s readiness to lead your school improvement journey. We are happy to discuss with you the selection process based around your team’s readiness, willingness and ability to drive change in your school.

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