2021 FREE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (PL) PROGRAMS
The Victorian Department of Education and Training provides funding to the VDC to develop and deliver professional learning programs for:
- Skills First training providers
- ACFE-registered training providers
- Family Violence Professional Learning Program
In 2020 all professional learning was delivered in online, in response to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2021 the VDC is building on this experience and feedback from training providers and is developing blended learning approaches to delivering professional learning.
In Semester 1, VDC will be delivering one hour webinars and three-hour virtual workshops.
New blended learning options will be offered in Semester 2. Face to Face sessions is scheduled to recommence at VDC in Semester 2 2021.
All Sessions are aligned to the domains and capabilities prescribed in the VET Practitioner Capability Framework (IBSA 2011).
1. Professional Learning for all Skills First providers
Available in Semester 1:
1.1. The VET Teaching Theory and Practice virtual workshops will draw on educational theory and VET policy to promote reflective practice and build advanced training and assessment skills.
- Creating Supportive Learning Environments virtual workshop
- Evaluating Teaching to Improve Learning Outcomes
- Assessing Learners Effectively
- Creating Effective Learning Experiences
1.2. The Quality in Skills First Delivery professional learning sessions are for teachers (trainers and assessors) and other staff directly involved in directing students to Skills First training.
Quality in Skills First Delivery:
1.3. VET workforce: overview of Gender Equity in the adult learning context. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the concepts around gender equity in the workplace and the case for working towards gender equality.
Available in Semester 2:
The Quality in Skills First Delivery online professional learning sessions are for teachers (trainers and assessors) and other staff directly involved in directing students to Skills First training
- Quality in Skills First Delivery: Webinar: Good Practice Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessments
To be announced – Blended learning sessions
2. Professional Learning for Learn Locals
Available in Semester 2:
Revamped programs will be offered covering:
2.1 Leadership for Learn Local managers, coordinators and committees of management.
2.2 2021 Teaching Vulnerable Learner Sessions for TAFE & Learn Local
3.Family Violence Professional Learning Programs
The Victorian Department of Education and Training has funded the VDC to coordinate professional learning for Vocational Education and Training teachers, trainers and assessors delivering family violence related courses.
A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR VET TEACHERS IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS
The Victorian Government is funding the VDC to deliver a professional learning initiative for VET Teachers - the Industry Placement Program. For further information.
A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR LEARN LOCAL PRE-ACCREDITED TEACHERS
The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board is funding the VDC to deliver specific professional learning for Learn Local pre-accredited teachers who are new to blended or online learning - Moving Pre-accredited Programs Online. For further information.