Professional development for pre-accredited practitioners

Professional development for pre-accredited practitioners

The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board released its Professional Development Strategy 2019-22 (PD Strategy) in June 2019. The PD Strategy aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional practice of pre-accredited training practitioners across Victoria.

‘Pre-accredited training practitioners’ includes anyone employed within the Learn Local sector delivering pre-accredited training and supporting learners, most of whom have no or low-level educational qualifications. This includes teachers, trainers, tutors, administrators, coordinators and committees of management.

The PD Strategy will be implemented across three streams, as follows:

Stream 1: On demand professional development support

This involves the development and maintenance of a stand-alone user-friendly ACFE Resources Web Portal to host and share a range of information and resources to support the Learn Local sector.

Stream 2: Scheduled professional development via a calendar of events

A centralised calendar of events will be developed to communicate scheduled ACFE Board-funded professional development opportunities to pre-accredited practitioners and other scheduled events across all ACFE regions.

Stream 3: Collaborative professional learning

This stream will provide opportunities for collaborative professional learning including, but not limited to, peer mentoring and coaching, communities of practice, study circles and knowledge sharing. This stream is currently in development and is due to be completed by December 2019.

A summary of the professional development strategy is available, see: Professional Development Strategypdf (pdf - 158.42kb) | docx (docx - 96.34kb)

For more information about the PD Strategy, please contact your DET regional office.

Professional development events calendar 2019

This professional development calendar lists all of the opportunities available to the pre-accredited training workforce for the remainder of 2019.  The calendar will be updated regularly over the next few months as dates and information become available.  

See: 2019 Professional development events calendar for Learn Local pre-accredited training workforces (docx - 349.35kb)