Department of Education and Training
Higher Education and Skills
Participation, Inclusion and Regional Engagement — Branch Memo
- Registered Learn Local providers
- Statewide providers
- ACFE Board
- ACFE Regional Councils
- PIRE Branch staff
From: Jeanette Nagorcka, Executive Director, Adult, Community and Further Education
Subject: Important information regarding upcoming EOI processes for ACFE Board funded programs
Actions / Critical Dates:
- The Expression of Interest (EOI) process for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery is expected to open on Tuesday 7 September 2021. A separate memo will be sent on the EOI opening date with all of the details.
- Registration is now open for online general information sessions regarding the EOI process for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery on either Thursday 9 September 2021 or Tuesday 14 September 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
- The ACFE Board has approved the extension of the training delivery timeline for programs under the Literacy, Numeracy and Employability Initiative, from 2021 contracted delivery to the end of 2022.
- A separate EOI process for the development of resources and partnerships for one other ACFE Board initiatives is also expected to open on Tuesday 7 September 2021. A separate memo will be sent on the EOI opening date with all of the details.
Upcoming EOI opportunity for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery
The Learn Local courses that you all deliver every day make a real difference in people’s lives. What you do matters, and we know how hard you and your teams work to ensure each and every learner has an opportunity to achieve their goals.
The EOI process for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery is expected to open on Tuesday 7 September 2021 and close on Thursday 7 October 2021. A separate memo will be sent on the EOI opening date with all of the details including the 2022 ACFE Board Training Delivery Guidelines.
Registration for information sessions on EOI process for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery
The Participation, Inclusion and Regional Engagement (PIRE) Branch, in partnership with the VET Development Centre (VDC), is facilitating two online general information sessions in September 2021 to assist Learn Local providers to prepare their EOI for 2022 ACFE Board training delivery.
The information sessions will include details on the following ACFE Board funded programs included in this EOI:
- Learner Engagement A-frame Program (LEAP)
- Digital Literacy Skills for Adults - training delivery (two year State Budget initiative)
- General Pre-accredited Training.
The information sessions will focus on the priorities, requirements and timelines associated with the EOI process.
Thursday 9 September 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Tuesday 14 September 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Please register for one of the above general information sessions
Once registration is complete, you will be emailed a confirmation booking. Your information session participation link will be emailed to you on the day of the session.
In order to participate effectively in the information session, please check that you have:
your booking confirmation and participation link
a strong internet connection
headphones to hear the presentation
Google , installed and ready for use as your web browser (Safari for MAC users) to view the information session.
If you are unable to participate in an information session, the presentation will be available on the Learn Local Sector from Monday 20 September 2021.
Literacy, Numeracy and Employability Initiative – extension of 2021 training delivery to 2022
The ACFE Board has approved the extension of the training delivery timeline for programs under the Literacy, Numeracy and Employability Initiative, from 2021 contracted delivery to the end of 2022.
Learn Local providers contracted to deliver the following programs in 2021 are encouraged to keep delivering this year as much as possible but will have their Commitment timelines in SAMS2 extended to December 2022:
- Skills for Work and Study
- Pathways to TAFE
- Learn Local TAFE Support.
The extension of training delivery timelines recognises that in the context of COVID-19, more time is required for the market environment to support greater participation in these programs by learners, businesses and TAFE institutes.
Learn Local providers who are contracted for 2021 training delivery in the above programs can begin planning for extension of their 2021 training delivery through to the end of 2022.
Learn Local providers who wish to deliver additional student contact hours to those previously allocated in 2021 for Skills for Work and Study, as well as those providers who were not allocated Skills for Work and Study student contact hours but are able to do so in 2022, can include a request for additional hours in their 2022 EOI application, using General Pre-accredited Training hours.
Further details will be provided at upcoming forums and information sessions.
Additional EOI opportunity for development of resources and partnerships
The following EOI opportunity for the development of resources and partnerships to support ACFE Board funded initiatives is also expected to be made available on Tuesday 7 September 2021.
Just in Time Learn Local Industry Partnerships
This initiative aims to support Learn Local providers who are forming relationships with industry but need support to do so. It will involve the development of teaching and learning resources to address just in time core skills needs of a local industry either in recruiting new workers or to support existing workers who need skills development to meet changing workplace needs.
A separate memo will be sent on the EOI opening date with further details about this opportunity.
If you have any questions about any of these EOI opportunities or contracting information, please contact your regional office.
Regional office contact details
North Western Victoria, Kaye Callaghan - Phone: 03 4433 7582
North Eastern Victoria, Cathy Clark - Phone: 03 9084 8573
South Eastern Victoria, Robyn Downie - Phone: 03 8904 2580
South Western Victoria, Georgina Ryder - Phone: 03 5215 5204
Reviewed 14 April 2022