The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) engages the VET Development Centre (VDC) to administer a range of initiatives aimed at building VET workforce capacity within organisations funded through Skills First.
2018 DET Funded Professional Development Program
June 2018 (Now Open)
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided Program Funding to the VDC to develop and deliver specific professional development programs for the vocational education sector in priority areas, as a response to the Government’s commitment to quality training outcomes. The programs focus on delivering workforce development training to improve the knowledge, skills and practice of VET teachers, trainers, assessors and improve the learning environment, experience and outcomes for all VET learners. The Professional Development Programs are:
Professional Development for Providers of Accredited Training:
- Professional Knowledge Series (Click here to register)
- Professional Practice Series (Click here to register)
- Professional Learning Series (Click here to register)
Professional Development Specific to Learn Local Organisations:
- Access, Choice and Equity Series (Click here to register)
- Professional Leadership (Click here to register)
These programs will be independently evaluated by The Australian Council for Educational Research
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Teachers, Trainers, Assessors Of Delivering National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Related Qualifications
The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided Program Funding to the VET Development Centre (VDC) to develop and deliver specific professional learning for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teachers, trainers, assessors delivering National Disability insurance Scheme (NDIS) qualifications. The overall objective of this professional development program is to:
- connect trainers and assessors with NDIS clients and service providers;
- focus on the fundamental changes in thinking and acting that are required to put the principles of the NDIS into practice; and
- provide assistance for the transition to NDIS, and enhance the quality of teaching and learning more generally.
The key elements of the integrated professional development are:
- Information sessions – provides an overview of NDIS and factual information, such as relevant legislation and system changes. The session will be complemented with materials or fact sheets
- Interactive workshops – including round table discussions, Q&A sessions, and plenary discussions
- Masterclasses to be led by skilled presenters, including those with lived experience of disability. As well as NDIS content, the session includes practical strategies to enhance teaching and learning.
Further a Communities of Practice will be set up to encourage an action based learning approach, shadowing and industry site visits to enhance industry currency.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT