UpSchool - Wade Institute


UpSchool Teacher Workshops give K-12 educators the skills, experience, and confidence to teach entrepreneurship to students, across all levels. 

Through our proven experiential learning model, participants engage first-hand with material essential to supporting Australia’s next generation of thinkers, doers and creative problem solvers.

Unlike traditional professional development programs, UpSchool Workshop is intense and immersive. You will experience as a student the methods and processes involved in building a sustainable business, before jumping back into the shoes of a teacher to gain actionable implementation strategies.

Teachers are required to be UpSchool-certified before teaching into our student programs.

Who’s it for?

  • K-12 educators across all disciplines who are enthusiastic about incorporating entrepreneurship into their classrooms and institutions
  • Educators currently teaching entrepreneurship or enterprise who would like to further develop their skills in the area
  • Those supporting educators, including program managers, heads of centres, others in education management and design, and leadership positions

Attendance of more than one participant from each school is highly recommended for more effective implementation post-program.

Next intake: To be confirmed shortly
Location: Wade Institute, 49 College Crescent, Parkville VIC
Individual rate: $1500 + GST per person
Group rate of 3 or more pax: $1250 + GST per person


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“It’s good to feel uncomfortable, good to feel pushed outside of your comfort zone. It means that you can then rethink and reshape the way you teach, and how you approach those questions with the students. Because you know how you felt when you did it. And I think it’s always good to come at learning from a learner’s point of view.”

Kyi Muller  – Haileybury College (UpSchool K-12 Workshop 2019)


A deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship.

Access to Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurial network for continued learning and support.

Experience first-hand the steps of building a sustainable business.

Resources and a takeaway toolkit of entrepreneurship exercises and activities.

Immersive and interactive experience to accelerate learning, innovation and connection.

Techniques for incorporating entrepreneurial thinking across a range of disciplines.


Who are the teachers/faculty and what are the class sizes?

The workshop is facilitated by experts in entrepreneurship education from Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship. You will have additional access to entrepreneurs and mentors to accelerate your learning during the program. UpSchool Workshop sizes range from 30 – 40. The program cohort has been kept deliberately small to facilitate optimal discussion and collaboration.

Do you accept applicants from outside of Victoria?

Applications are open to all Australian residents. Limited onsite accommodation is available for interstate participants at an additional cost.

What’s the application process? How will you select the participants?

All applications are to be made online. Participants will be selected based on their suitability to the program and to create a diverse cohort of participants. You will be notified of your application outcome shortly after submission.

I’ll be unable to attend one of the days/sessions, how will I make this up?

Exposure and interaction with facilitators and fellow participants is a vital component of this program and so it is strongly encouraged that you attend the program in its entirety. If you are unable to attend any of the program, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try and accommodate you.

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UpSchool 2022 Programs
If you’re interested in the Wade Institute’s UpSchool Program, we’d love to hear from you.

Please submit the details and your question/s in the form below, and one of our team will respond to your query as soon as we can.

Note: Program dates will be subject to any changes to Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions.

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