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Free Virtual World Teachers' Day Celebration

30th October 2020

12:30pm - 02:00pm (AEDT)



World Teachers’ Day was initiated by UNESCO as an annual event in 1994 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries each year. The event represents appreciation for the contribution that teachers make to education. To celebrate the occasion VDC is pleased to invite teachers, trainers and practitioners to the 2020 World Teachers' Day Celebration, a free online event that acknowledges the outstanding achievements of educators and trainers in the VET sector.

In 2020 World Teachers' Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”.

In response to this year’s theme, our complimentary program has two high-profile international keynote speakers reflecting on creating pathways for and engaging with learners through their inspiring stories that are real and life changing. This will be followed by a Panel Discussion ‘Do we Pivot or Pirouette?’ We have assembled VET Educators from across Australia to reflect on the possibility of changes made during the COVID-19 crisis becoming the norm in VET.

Program hosted by Cassi Tormey

A World Of Opportunity From VET & The Difference Education Can Make

Huong Dang, Director, International Partnership and Engagement KOTO

As well as her role at KOTO, Huong is founder of HopeBox, an organisation whose proceeds go to helping provide paid-work, accommodation and the tools to enable women who have been a victim of gender-based violence to be financially independent for the future. Huong received the Victorian International Student of the Year and the Premier Award in 2013. She is passionate about the difference education can bring and the importance of a strong relationship between Australia and Vietnam to improve the lives of those who are disadvantaged.

Creating pathways – maintaining connections

Bernadette Black, CEO & Founder, Brave Foundation

Bernadette became the Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year in 2016, CEO and Founding Director of Brave Foundation and The Barnardo's Australian Mother of the Year in 2009. Justice, inclusion, reduction of stigma and passion run at the core of who she is.

Do We Pivot or Pirouette?
VET Educator Panel Discussion
Lara Collins, Training & Assessment Programs Coordinator, SuniTAFE
Michelle Morrison, Head Teacher Career Pathways and Employability Skills TAFE NSW
Lisa Brennan, VET Leader, Hair & Beauty TAFE SA


Australian VET Sector Teachers / Trainers / Educators



This session will be held online via Zoom.

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