Welcome to Big Picture Learning Australia


Big Picture Learning Australia (BPLA) is a non-profit company whose core business is the transformation of education in response to a rapidly-changing world.

Globally the explosion of technology is transforming the way we work, think, communicate and live. Yet the way we do education has not caught up with these changes.

At Big Picture Learning we are implementing an innovative design for learning and schools in a range of urban, regional and remote settings around Australia.

At the heart of the design is a departure from traditional ‘appointment learning’ where everyone learns the same things according to a fixed timetable inside the four walls of a school.

We believe that personalised, passion-based learning is the key to modernising education and preparing young people uncommonly well for successful futures. We nurture creativity, curiosity and independence.

We work with schools, education departments and curriculum authorities to transform outcomes for young Australians.

BPLA is supported by philanthropy, government, project partnerships, network membership and payment for services.

One student at a time, in a community of learners.

*Big Picture Learning is a trading name of Big Picture Education

Upcoming Events

WA IBPLC Schools - Collecting, Curating & Connecting Workshop

We invite interested Year 12 Advisory Teachers to join us for a day of getting ready for making final judgements for the IBPLC.


Big Picture Schools WA Network Day 2 - 2022

Big Picture Learning Australia would like to extend an invitation for its Western Australian schools to join us for our second Network Day for the year.


WA IBPLC Schools - Year 11 Advisory Teachers - Getting Ready First RUBY Upload

We invite interested Year 11 Advisory Teachers to join us for a day of getting ready for making first round formal judgements for the IBPLC.


The Work of a BPL School Coach: An Introduction

In BPLA the role of the School Coach is vital for ensuring fidelity to the BPL design while nurturing each school’s unique interpretation of the design in their context.


The Big Picture Learning Design



Each student has a personalised learning plan designed around their passions and interests, with links to the curriculum.



Students learn in small groups of 17 known as an ‘advisory’ where there is a culture of belonging, support and respect.



Students work on a variety of projects in areas of personal interest that they design and manage. They also do certificate courses from further education providers.



Students do community service or complete an internship with an expert mentor to gain insight into a field of interest.



Students collect evidence of their learning in a portfolio and regularly present their work at a public exhibition. This is the basis of their assessment throughout school.

Graduation Portfolio


The International Big Picture Learning Credential is an education passport awarded to all senior students on pathways to employment, training and university.

Publications & Resources