A Professional Learning Opportunity for VET teachers in Government Schools
The Victorian Government is funding the VET Development Centre (VDC) to deliver a professional learning initiative for VET Teachers - the Industry Placement Program.
The Industry Placement Program will provide VET teachers in Victorian Government Schools with the opportunity to participate in activities specifically designed to enhance their industry skills, knowledge and networks.
The Industry Placement Program activities will run across 2021 and 2022, and will include:
VET teachers will undertake a ten-day program comprising of an industry placement and additional activities to gain specific industry exposure.
Industry Themed Forums
A series of one-day forums will help VET teachers to enhance overall knowledge and currency of a specific industry area. The forums will be accessible to VET teachers across Victoria and will feature speakers with expert knowledge of a particular industry, current and future trends, new technologies and practice.
All 2021 Forums are now complete. The program for 2022 will be released in early December.
Industry Engagement Conference
The two day Conference was held on 15 & 16 July.
The conference provided an opportunity for experts to speak about key areas of interest such as trends in VET teaching and learning, industry updates and broader sector reform. For further information click here
Teachers will be selected based on their application and endorsement by their school Principal. Schools will be reimbursed for casual relief teacher (CRT) payments and teachers will be reimbursed for expenses such as accommodation and travel.
Principals are encouraged to support VET teachers to undertake this program.
The VDC will work closely with the Department of Education (DET) to deliver this program and to build strong links between the VET sector and industry. These links will support VET teachers to prepare their students for contemporary workplaces.