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Best practice in online and blended learning modules released

Department of Education and Training

Higher Education and Skills

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Division Memo


  • Registered Learn Local providers
  • Statewide providers
  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils
  • Learn Local stakeholders
  • ACFE Division staff

From: Jeanette Nagorcka, Executive Director, Adult, Community and Further Education Division

Date: 27/10/2022

Subject: Best practice in online and blended learning modules released

Actions / Critical Dates:

  • Attend an information session on Tuesday, 8th November 2022 from 11.00 – 12.00 noon
  • Register to attend the session on or before 7th November 2022.

The Learn Local sector has demonstrated agility and innovation in transitioning to online learning to support learners and their engagement during the COVID-19 crisis. The ACFE Board agreed to share existing high-quality online and digital learning programs and apply a quality assurance process for curating those programs. Two programs are now available for download from the Learn Local Secure Portal.

The programs are:

1. Commercial Cleaning Essentials

Developed by PRACE, this is a 25-hour online course is designed to provide skill development in a range of cleaning activities. Learners are introduced to cleaning methods and tools, as well as workplace health and safety principles. The course content is accessible via a Google site and therefore not limited by location. Blended course delivery with a trainer ensures engagement with learners and comprehension of the topics.

2. Microbusiness for Makers

Developed by Bridge Darebin, this 30-hour online course aims to guide learners through the step-by-step process of creating a sustainable business with a creative practice at its base. From creating a business plan, applying for an ABN, and basic accountancy skills to product development and marketing strategies. Learners are encouraged and guided to open their own online storefront and continue to expand their knowledge by engaging in further education through TAFE or online courses that support self-employed individuals.

To find out more about the two courses, their online components, workbooks and how you can use them, come and join us for the information session on the 8 November 2022.       

Register for the session

Please email any questions to Josie Rose or contact your regional office.