Have you booked your place yet? The 2022 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference is almost here!

With this year’s theme, Re-Emerging, we’re going to celebrate how our sector overcame the many challenges of the past two years. The 2022 Conference aims to empower teachers and trainers from public, private and community providers with key take-away learnings and invigorated inspiration to strengthen education and employment outcomes for VET students, focusing on life skills and practical strategies. Let’s embrace the exciting future of VET!

Check out what you may be missing out on:

Together with the stimulating and engaging Keynote speakers, and the ‘Professional Learning Workshops‘ highlighted in the last edition of VDC News, we are pleased to introduce another exciting component of the VDC Teaching & Learning Conference. Read on to hear about our informative presentations and facilitated panel discussion.


‘VDC Teaching Fellowship presentations’

  • Facilitated by Helen Storr – Director and Founder at Pivotal Pathways

Helen Storr is committed to coaching others to – improve their skills and talents which is the most effective way of initiating and leading change. Helen’s extensive experience in leadership, management, education, training and facilitating allows her to draw from many fields of current ideas and research, including neuroscience, various leadership theories, innovation and creativity.

‘Micro-credentials – upskilling and reskilling for your future’

  • Presented by Giulietta Costa – Product Development Manager, Australian Training Products

Giulietta is a multi-disciplined design professional with 10 years’ experience in designing and project managing accredited and non-accredited courses including professional learning, Micro-credentials, Certificate through to Masters level courses within the private and public sector, Higher Education, RTO and commercial settings.

‘Building confidence in career self-management’

  • Presented by Bernadette Gigliotti – CEO, Australian Centre for Career Education, & Craig Eastwood – Program Manager – Major Projects, Australian Centre for Career Education

Bernadette Gigliotti is the Chief Executive Officer of the ACCE. The ACCE is a founding member of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) the national peak industry body for career practitioners in Australia.

Craig is an experienced Career Guidance practitioner with strong business acumen developed across a broad range of commercial, financial and management roles. He has progressed professionally in Corporate (Siemens Ltd), Not-for-profit (Cycling Victoria/AusCycling) and Educational (Head Start) settings.

‘Managing for student success’

  • Presented by Chris Smith – Head of Strategy & Innovation – ReadyTech

Chris Smith is ReadyTech’s resident education technology futurist, acting as a changemaker for both the Australian education sector and ReadyTech’s teams alike with his advocacy for future readiness through technology.

Panel Discussion:

Re-Emerging 2022 – Innovation & Strategy

  • Featuring the 2021 VET Teacher/Trainers of the Year award winners.

VDC would like to thank our incredible sponsors!