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Skills First: Professional Learning Series

Professional Development for Victorian Skills First
Contracted Training Providers of Accredited Training

VET Development Centre, Level 8 379 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria Australia 3000


The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) provides funds to the VET Development Centre (VDC) to deliver workforce development training to improve the knowledge, skills and practice of VET teachers, trainers and assessors, and strengthen the learning environment, experience and outcomes for all VET learners. The Skills First  Professional Learning Series of workshops explore how to plan, engage in and evaluate the impact of professional learning.

 

Workshop 1: Plan professional learning to improve student outcomes

(Workshops 25 July or 26 July or 6 August. Webinar 15 August)

This workshop will address planning your approach in your professional development: Identifying current skills and knowledge needs and pinpointing gaps in your knowledge and planning for current and future needs, ultimately leading to better outcomes for your students.

Areas of focus:

  • Planning professional learning needs to improve teaching, learning and assessment

 

Workshop 2: Engage in professional learning

(Workshops 1 August or 7 August or 13 August. Webinar 19 August)

This workshop will look at ways to access a wealth of professional learning through the online forums, learning networks, educational materials, networks and support services that help build teaching quality and generate better student learning outcomes.

Areas of focus:

  • Engage with the teaching and learning networks and communities to improve learner outcomes
  • Engage with vocational/industry networks, forums and associations to improve learners’ outcomes.

Workshop 3: Evaluate impact of professional learning

(Workshops 20 August or 27 August or 10 September. Webinar 20 September)

This workshop will look into a variety of ways to review the outcomes of a trainer’s professional learning. The level of review may include: Enrolment, attrition and completion data; feedback from learners; advice and feedback from external stakeholders – community, employers etc.

Areas of focus:

  • Monitor and review impact of own professional learning on learners

 

Webinars

Can't make it to a workshop? A webinar summarising each of the three workshop topics is also available.

 

Category:

Introductory (New to the topic):

These sessions are aimed at practitioners that have a broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. They operate independently and seek guidance when necessary.

Audience:

The workshops are only for VET teachers, trainers and assessors of Training Providers of Accredited Training with a Skills First contract. You can check your eligibility here

Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops or alternatively individual workshops, according to their requirements. 

Location:

All workshops for this program will be held at the VET Development Centre, Level 8, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

All webinar sessions are held online via BlackBoard Collaborate.


Facilitator: 

Kevin Ekendahl specialises in quality auditing, assurance and regulatory compliance for the training and education sector in Australia. Kevin is passionate about promoting high quality provision of training and education services by Australian organisations both domestically and offshore. Having built and managed a registered training organisation, Kevin understands the importance of ensuring there is the right balance between growth and compliance.

Workshop Dates

Find the details of the workshops below. Follow the prompts under 'Register Here' to nominate the workshops you wish to register for.

Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 1 - Thursday 25 July

    WORKSHOP 1 - Plan professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 1 - Friday 26 July

    WORKSHOP 1 - Plan professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 2 - Thursday 1 August

    WORKSHOP 2 - Engage in professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 1 - Tuesday 6 August

    WORKSHOP 1 - Plan professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 2 - Wednesday 7 August

    WORKSHOP 2 - Engage in professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 2 - Tuesday 13 August

    WORKSHOP 2 - Engage in professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
12:30 PM
  • WEBINAR 1 - Plan Professional Learning

    WEBINAR 1 - Plan professional learning

    DATE: Thursday 15 August

    TIME:    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    ONLINE: Check your local time

     

     

    1 hour
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
12:30 PM
  • WEBINAR 2 - Engage in Professional Learning

    WEBINAR 2 - Engage in professional learning

    DATE: Monday 19 August 2019

    TIME:    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    ONLINE: Check your local time

    1 hour
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 3 - Tuesday 20 August

    WORKSHOP 3 - Evaluate impact of professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 3 - Tuesday 27 August

    WORKSHOP 3 - Evaluate impact of professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
9:00 AM
  • Workshop 3 - Tuesday 10 September

    WORKSHOP 3 - Evaluate impact of professional learning

    TIME:    9.00am - 12.30pm

    VENUE: VET Development Centre
                   Level 8, 379 Collins Street
                   Melbourne VIC 3000

    3.5 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
12:30 PM
  • WEBINAR 3 - Evaluate impact of professional learning

    WEBINAR 3 - Evaluate impact of professional learning

    DATE: Friday 20 September

    TIME:    12.30pm - 1.30pm

    ONLINE : Check your local time

    1 hour

Register Here

To register into one of the workshops (sessions), select the number of tickets and enter your details - First Name, Last Name, Email Address. Click the 'Register' button to fill in further information of those attending and to select the workshop date. Once completed you will receive an email confirming your registration. If you do not receive this within 10 minutes, please contact us on 1300 917 150 or email info@vdc.edu.au.

Other

  • Funded Event Registration

    Ticket includes recommended workshop materials, catering, tea and coffee.

    Free Gov. Funded Ticket

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Melbourne
Victoria Australia 3000


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