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.

Professional development strategy

The professional development 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.

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

Professional development events calendar 2020

Professional development events are back, post the COVID-19 lock down. To view all currently available opportunities for the rest of 2020 download the updated professional development calendar (docx - 357.03kb).