(1) Educational leadership
(i) Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.
(ii) Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.
(2) Financial, managerial and administrative ability
(i) Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.
(3) Planning, policy and program development and review
(i) Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes.
(ii) Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.
(iii) An understanding of, and a commitment to, the use of learning technologies to improve teaching and learning.
(4) Leadership of staff and students
(i) A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.
(ii) A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.
(5) Interpersonal and communication skills
(i) Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.
(ii) Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.
(iii) An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.
(6) School Based Criteria
(i) Extensive knowledge of the Program for Students with Disabilities which includes identifying and updating information on the Program for Students with Disabilities Management System.
(ii) A proven ability to lead evidence-based school wide initiatives which are focused on improved student engagement and wellbeing.