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.

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

Professional development events calendar 2020

To view all currently available opportunities for the rest of 2020 please download the updated professional development calendar (docx - 357.03kb).

New PD opportunity - Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development

Victoria University, the Curriculum Maintenance Manager (CMM) for General Studies and Further Education, is running three interlinked workshops on planning, implementing and reviewing a project-based approach to teaching of English language, literacy, numeracy, employability and digital skills.

The three interlinked workshops, to be run twice, will involve group activities on:

  • reviewing and discussing a selection of research on project-based learning
  • analysing aspects or findings from the research and applying to own practice
  • sharing and reviewing the experiences of participants putting project-based approaches into practice
  • discussing how outcomes can be applied to practice in the longer term.

This professional learning is suitable for teachers of both pre-accredited and accredited foundation skills programs.

For more information about the timing of the PD and how to register please see: