Welcome to Big Picture Education Australia


Big Picture Education Australia is a not-for-profit network of educators implementing a distinctive design for schools in a range of different community settings

Our purpose is to influence vital changes in education.

Our motivation is that too many of our young people are not achieving their potential. Many are not engaged in school learning and some do not complete school.

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

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

Upcoming Events

5 Day Foundation Program - Halls Head WA

The BPEA Foundation Program is on again. This program will run as a week long program late in the year to cater for schools and participants planning to implement the design or to train staff to undertake employment within an already established Big Picture context in the new school year.


Five Day Foundation Course - December 2017

This is an immersive five day program to be held in Newcastle. Learn how to redesign your learning community to engage and inspire learners.


The Big Picture Learning Design



The Big Picture Learning Design is centred around student passion and interest.



Small advisory classes build a learning community inside the school. Internships engage the local community as mentors.



Projects create rich learning experiences and real products.



Assessment by a public exhibition lets students demonstrate what they have learnt.

Publications & Resources