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Entrepreneurial education has the powerful potential to improve opportunities and growth for students, teachers and their communities.

As Queensland's reputation as the startup state grows, school leaders with a passion for people-led innovation will be at the forefront of pedagogy with this one-day intensive workshop.

An experienced team of education specialists and researchers from QUT's Faculty of Education will deliver this interactive workshop designed to prepare and inspire school leaders for the future.

Who should participate

This workshop is designed for school leaders and administrators across secondary public and private schools and institutions. This includes principals, deputies, managers and teachers who aspire to leadership or management positions.



QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059


Registrations are now closed.

Further courses are planned for 2018. Dates to be confirmed.


Registration fees to be confirmed.

January 2018 fee:

  • Standard fee: $340 (GST included)
  • QUT Alumni and Master of Education student fee: $272 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • morning tea and lunch.

You'll need to bring your own laptop or device.


For more information about workshop content, contact Faculty of Education events enquiries.

For all registration or payments queries, contact Continuing Professional Education.

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Workshop topics

This workshop will cover:

  • lean start-ups
  • free innovation
  • disrupting education
  • problem definition and validation.

It aslo includes an activity: problem definition and validation.

You'll need to bring your own laptop or device.


By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:

  • use entrepreneurial thinking as a pedagogical tool for organisational improvement and change in schools and communities
  • identify and turn problems into opportunities that will add economic, cultural and social value to your school and community
  • learn how to establish a culture of innovation and adaptability.

You'll also be issued a Certificate of Attainment for 6 hours of CPD.

Workshop facilitator

Dr James Davis

Dr James Davis is the Entrepreneurship Leader for QUT's Faculty of Education with qualifications across commerce, science and education. He has hands-on experience with the development of start-up businesses in Australia and China, and has worked across the private and not-for-profit sectors. James is also a STEM Educator with research interests around the interplay between emotion and cognition in learning. He currently teaches in areas such as STEM inquiry, science curriculum studies, emotions in teaching and learning, and leadership and entrepreneurship.

Register your interest

Register your interest for future courses.

Register your interest

Email Continuing Professional Education to register your interest for future courses, and we'll contact you when dates are confirmed and registrations open.


When you register for the workshop, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You'll be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

QUT Alumni and Master of Education student discount

To receive the discount for QUT Alumni and Master of Education students, please email Continuing Professional Education before registering to request a separate registration link. QUT students must enter their QUT student number at the time of registering.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the Course Manager at the Office of Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the workshop commences, you will receive a partial refund, i.e. the full fee minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the workshop is cancelled.