What we do
The VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 by the Victorian Government to promote the development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector.
The VDC provides continuous professional learning to all teaching and non-teaching staff in the VET Sector across Australia. This is achieved through the design and delivery of an extensive range of webinars, workshops and thought leader events, as well as Victorian Government funded continuing professional learning and evaluation activities to the Victorian VET workforce. VDC provides learning in the form of online, in-person and hybrid workshops, webinars, self-paced modules, free thought leadership seminars and an annual national conference.
Since its inception in 2005, the VDC has evolved to become one of Australia's leading providers of professional learning for VET educators, trainers, lecturers and other VET professionals. Its training programs are independently evaluated by the Australian Council for Educational Research. All program content is mapped against the VET Practitioners Capability Framework for educators at all stages of their careers. There is no membership fee to utilise the VDC's services, however, there can be a small fee for enrolment in individual training events.
The VDC is a public company limited by guarantee, with the Victorian Minister for Skills and TAFE as the sole member. The VDC is governed by an experienced Board of Directors appointed for their specialist expertise in VET, workforce development and corporate governance.
To be the centre of excellence for continuing professional learning to the VET workforce
We endeavour to demonstrate our values in all our interactions with clients, customers and stakeholders and monitor our impact through survey feedback, program participation rates and demand for our advisory services.
- Ethics and Integrity, Respect and Collaboration through our strongly collaborative approach and trusted relationships.
- Passion and a Customer Focus through our dedicated efforts to understand the specific needs of our community and to be a partner in their success.
- Life-long Learning and Quality by continuously seeking out best practice methodologies and engaging in even more strategic collaborations with providers and agencies - to build knowledge. Knowledge that can then be shared across the sector.
To download the 2022 VDC Annual Report and previous reports, please click on the link below:
Strategic Plan: OUR 2023 GOALS
Become the recognised leader of continuing professional learning and thought leadership for the VET sector workforce.
Enable VET providers and VET professionals to equip and inspire the delivery of quality learning outcomes.
Enable the implementation of Victorian Government quality priorities for VET.
Drive growth through exploration of new business opportunities.
VDC Whistleblower Policy
The VET Development Centre Ltd is committed to the highest standards of conduct, ethical behaviour and sound corporate governance. These values and principles mean that the VDC is committed to a culture of 'doing the right thing' which includes providing staff with the opportunity to report any actual or suspected wrongdoing.
The VDC Whistleblower Policy encourages and supports the reporting of actual and suspected wrongdoing and misconduct. Refer to the VDC Whistleblower Policy for further information on how individuals can report any concerns.