We have some exciting opportunities for Victorian Skills First Providers this year. Aside from our standard Funded Program, we also have two exclusive opportunities for new teachers and for organisations.

Interested in learning more about these unique programs?

VDC Teaching Fellowship Program

VDC’s Teaching Fellowship Program focuses on supporting new teachers in their first years, no matter the industry they’re coming from. We’re seeking candidates who are interested in learning effective strategies which will provide a solid base in developing their teaching and learning capabilities. Successful applicants will be invited to join the VDC Alumni in 2024.

“I would recommend this program to new teachers. It provides you with a community of teachers that you can keep in touch with. We are already talking about how we can keep things going.” – a quote from a VDC Alumni.

The Teaching Fellowship Program will cover a range of topics, including (but of course not limited to) Planning for Learning and Learning Intentions, Hybrid Teaching, Good Practice Teaching LLN, and much, much more.

Teaching fellows will have the opportunity to attend VDC’s 2023 National Teaching & Learning Conference as well on 17 & 18 August.

To be eligible for this Fellowship you must be a VET teacher with one to four years teaching experience and employed by a training provider with a 2023 Skills First VET Funding Contract. Your application must also be endorsed by your organisation’s CEO, including permission to attend all sessions. Please note applications are limited to one per organisation. Click here for more information.

Workforce Development Grants

As part of the Workforce Development initiative targeting organisational capability, VDC has developed the Workforce Development Grant opportunity for operational innovation and workforce capability projects to selected providers that have a Skills First contract.

The VDC Workforce Development Grants aims to provide financial support to Skills First Providers to build workforce capability and development within the VET Sectors to support training providers in maintaining quality practices.

Four (4) project grants of $20,000 and three (3) project grants of $15,000 will be available to successful applicants.

VDC will accept applications only from training organisations that have a Skills First contract and eligible providers are invited to submit a workforce development funding proposal for the project.

The projects applicants will be encouraged to focus on areas of organisational workforce capability that also align with Skills First initiatives. Projects may range from general teaching and learning practice, staff induction and ongoing support, the exploration of a key workforce issue, a feature of good practice or the needs of a particular practitioner or specialist group.

For more information, and how your organisation can apply for a Workforce Development Grant, click here.