DJSIR – Learn Local Sector – 19 February 2024 – Free VET Development Centre (VDC) professional development for Learn Local staff in 2024

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Skills and Employment

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Branch memo


  • Registered Learn Local providers
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  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils
  • ACFE Branch staff

From: Georgina Lyell, A/Executive Director, Adult, Community and Further Education Branch

Date: 19/02/2024

Subject: Free VET Development Centre (VDC) professional development for Learn Local staff in 2024


Access the ACFE Funded VDC Program to register for professional development.

2024 ACFE Board funded VDC Program

The 2024 ACFE Board–VDC professional development program will build the capability of the Learn Local pre-accredited workforce to deliver high-quality adult language, literacy, numeracy and digital programs.

In-person program, VDC Training Rooms

Flipped Learning

Exploring flipped learning as a methodology to help educators to prioritise active learning during class time and to make effective use of the available class time to ensure language, literacy, numeracy, employability and digital (LLNED) are built into the model of delivery.

Presenter: Andrew Douch
Date: Thursday 14 March, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

The Tools of Engagement

Exploring easy-to-use technologies and gadgets that are simple, engaging, powerful and inexpensive and taking a deep dive into how educators can use tools to assist with the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) needs of students where repetition has benefits.

Presenter: Andrew Douch
Date: Wednesday 12 June, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Transformative Tools for Formative Assessment

Exploring tools that provide educators with insight into their learners' learning and LLN progress, enabling high-quality feedback and strategic planning.

Presenter: Andrew Douch
Date: Wednesday 11 September, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Understanding LLNED skills using technology

Using technology to assess and support LLNED skill development. Discussing ACFE Professional Practice Recognition Framework (PPRF), LLNED assessment tools and tasks.

Presenter: Jenni Oldfield
Date: Wednesday 9 October, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Online program

Developing digital skills with a blended learning approach

Developing strategies for blended delivery, developing learners’ digital skills and embedding digital skills into teaching practice, including communicating via email, researching information online, handling sensitive information in virtual ecosystems and safety using cloud-based collaboration spaces.

Presenter: Shani Sami
Date: Program begins Wednesday 31 July
Format: Series 1.5 hours online per week, over 4 weeks

Teaching vulnerable learners – Journey to success

This series is for educators delivering pre-accredited programs in Learn Local providers to ensure all their learners succeed and progress to further study and/or work.

Presenters: Karen Dymke and Trevor Bayley
Date: Commencing Tuesday 30 April, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Format: Series

Professional leadership series

The audience for this series is senior managers, directors and board members from Learn Local providers registered with the ACFE Board. Participants are encouraged to attend both masterclasses according to their requirements. In Semester 2, the format will combine both masterclasses into one session to be held during the day.

Presenter: Chris Enright
Date: Commencing Wednesday 15 May, 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Format: Series

How to register

ACFE Funded Opportunities Program