Principal, Canning College - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 24/02/2023
REF: EWIpri0123
Applications for this listing are closed

Principal, Canning College

Close Date: 24/02/2023
REF: EWIpri0123
  • Opportunity to lead outstanding International School
  • Strong educational leadership and presence
  • Identify new opportunities to attract future enrolments


The Position

Canning College is looking to appoint its next Principal to continue its legacy of delivering high quality, international education within the Department of Education and the wider Western Australian international education community.

As Principal of Canning College, you will lead a highly reputable institution that has a forty-year history of excellence and achievement in the delivery of education to overseas students. You will have the opportunity to build on its unique curriculum and student services structures which are designed to meet the educational and personal needs of students from various countries who have chosen Canning College to pursue their education journey.

The Principal is responsible for establishing and maintaining a school culture that promotes positive relationships between students and staff and engages parents and the wider community in the educational work of the school. The College needs a Principal who is innovative and creative in the establishment of systems and structures to foster academic development and improvements in social and emotional development for the students.

The Department of Education, Government of Western Australia is looking for an experienced school leader who can build on the College’s reputation and has the capacity to foster international partnerships and work across different cultures to promote the school and encourage new students, with the support of the College International Office.

As a CRICOS holder (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students), you will have in depth knowledge of the applicable state and federal legislative and policy frameworks that govern much of the operations of the College.

The role of Principal of Canning College offers the right applicant an opportunity to grow their leadership capabilities and provide a level of education that is different to any other learning environment in the State.

If you are looking to make a real difference in the lives of students and want to contribute to their future academic pathways, this could be the job for you!

The Department is conducting an executive search to identify suitable applicants for this position. Support for relocation will be available to a successful applicant from interstate or overseas.

The Organisation

Canning College pioneered international education within the Department of Education, Government of Western Australia, commencing its service to overseas students in 1982. Teachers at Canning College have helped thousands of students progress to universities in Perth, across Australia and to many parts of the globe.

Canning College provides a unique suite of curriculum for its international students, much of which is developed in conjunction with Western Australian universities. The College offers Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Certificate IV UAP, Diploma of Commerce, and Bridging preparation courses leading to Year 11 and 12 programs.  It is essential for the Principal to maintain and further develop this curriculum for the College to provide curriculum pathways.

Canning College operates 52 weeks a year to support international marketing, teaching and business requirements. We take particular care to ensure our students under the age of 18 years have appropriate arrangements made for their welfare and accommodation, and the Principal assumes the role of guardian for these students who do not live with a relative.

Clink on this video to hear from their outgoing Principal: VIDEO: Introduction to Canning College – Canning College

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 24 February 2023.

To apply – For further instructions and to apply, please go to For further information please contact Liam King of Fisher Leadership on  1300 347 437

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