Inclusive Classrooms professional learning

Learn more about supporting students with diverse learning needs through free courses starting in mid-Term 3


Applications have opened for courses starting in mid-Term 3 to strengthen inclusive teaching practice.

The Inclusive Classrooms professional learning program helps school staff strengthen their capability to support students with diverse learning needs, enabling all students to be their best.

Applications for courses starting in mid-Term 3 close Monday 19 July.

Courses starting in mid-Term 3

The Inclusive Classrooms professional learning program will offer the following blended learning courses starting in mid-Term 3:

  • Supporting students with autism
  • Supporting students with learning difficulties including dyslexia
  • Supporting students with oral language and learning
  • Supporting students with hearing loss
  • Supporting students with vision impairment
  • Supporting student behaviour.

Courses are free for all Victorian government school staff. Each course provides up to 20 hours of accredited professional learning for Victorian Institute of Teaching registration and other professional associations.

To register for a mid-Term 3 course, refer to the Inclusive Classrooms catalogue on the Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) website.

A teacher's perspective on the learning

Bacchus Marsh Primary School teacher Alli Grant recently facilitated a Supporting students with autism course for her school colleagues after completing the course herself last year.

‘What many teachers may not realise is the techniques you learn don’t just benefit children with diverse learning needs but are fantastic for all children,’ Alli said.

‘Simple things like changing the layout of your classroom, visual timetables and how you approach your teaching – I found all of the children in my class benefitted as there were less distractions and stimuli, making the classroom much calmer.’

Online learning available at any time

The following free, fully online eLearning modules are also available for teachers to access at any time and complete at their own pace:

  • Human rights approach to diversity and inclusion (30 minutes accredited professional learning)
  • Supporting students with learning difficulties including dyscalculia (three hours accredited professional learning).

To access the modules, refer to the Inclusive Classrooms catalogue.

Find out more

For further enquiries, contact the Inclusive Classrooms team by email: inclusive.classrooms@education.vic.gov.au