The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided Program Funding to the VDC to develop and deliver specific professional learning programs for the vocational education sector in priority areas, as a response to the Government’s commitment to quality training outcomes. The 2020 Program has now been adapted in response to COVID-19 to be delivered online.
All the sessions are aligned to Teaching, Assessment, Systems and Compliance, and Industry, Community and Collaboration domains and related capabilities as prescribed in the VET Practitioner Capability Framework (IBSA 2011).
The Australian Council Education Research (ACER) will again be undertaking an independent evaluation of VDC programs to measure the effectiveness and impact of the training. Participants in our online sessions can voluntarily participate in the evaluation as part of registration. We greatly value your feedback on our programs and how we can refine and progress professional learning. This year will have a particular focus on the impact of online learning on your knowledge, skills and practice. Please follow this link to learn more about the methodology used by ACER to evaluate VDC programs in 2018 and 2019
2020 FREE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (PL) PROGRAMS
(Follow links for information and registration details)
- Victorian VET Teacher Professional Learning Program
- Victorian Learn Local Professional Learning Program
- The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded the VET Development Centre (VDC) to coordinate professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors delivering family violence related courses.
- Skills First Contract Professional Learning Program
1. Victorian VET Teacher Professional Learning Program
The 2020 Professional Learning Program specifically for Victorian VET Teachers, practitioners, trainers and assessors with a Skills First contract. The professional learning series are:
- VET Teaching Theory Series of 2 virtual workshops that draw on educational theory and VET policy to promote reflective practice and build advanced training and assessment skills.
- VET Teaching Practice Series of 4 virtual workshops and an hour follow up session. The practical series will demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies to engage learners and improve learning outcomes.
- VET Teaching Career Development Series. The one-hour sessions will explore how as a practitioner you plan, engage in and evaluate your professional learning to improve your practice.
- Family Violence PD for the VET Workforce. Responding to Family Violence in an adult learning environment in a virtual workshop.
2. Victorian Learn Local Professional Learning Program
The 2020 Professional Learning Program specifically for Learn Local Teachers, practitioners, trainers and assessors registered with the ACFE Board. The professional learning series are:
- Access, Choice & Equity Series of 4 virtual workshops A series of four virtual workshops with an hour follow up session to enable Learn Local providers to focus on outreach and engagement, learner support and wellbeing, teaching and learning and pathways for a diverse range of learners.
2020 Professional Learning Program for Learn Local managers, coordinators and committee of management registered with the ACFE Board. The professional learning session:
- Leadership & Governance Masterclass. A series of four virtual workshops with an hour follow up session to enable Learn Local providers coordinators, committees of management to govern lead and drive organisational performance.
- Family Violence PD for the VET Workforce: Responding to Family Violence in an adult learning environment in a virtual workshop.
3. The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has funded the VET Development Centre (VDC) to coordinate professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, trainers and assessors delivering family violence related courses.
The Preparing to Deliver Accredited Training: 'Identify and Provide Initial Response to Family Violence Risk' is a two-day training focused on preparing TAFE trainers to deliver family violence training to universal service providers, specifically the VU22733 'Identify and Provide Initial Response to Family Violence Risk' Unit of Competency (which sits within the 22510VIC 'Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk'). This includes preparing to safely deliver family violence training and respond to challenges that arise. It also covers approaches to delivering new practice areas under the Multi-agency Family Violence Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)
4. Skills First Contract Professional Learning Program
This program provides a series of interactive, practical virtual online sessions focussing on important aspects of the VET Funding Contract and regulatory standards that influence quality training and assessment.
- Suitable and Appropriate Training
- Training and Assessment Strategies
- Language Literacy and Numeracy
- Quality Assessment Practices
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT