Effective Mentoring Program for experienced teachers

Learn how to support graduate and returning teachers to achieve full registration with the Effective Mentoring Program.

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We are encouraging experienced early childhood teachers to register for the Effective Mentoring Program (EMP).

The EMP will begin in March and continue until September 2023, with registrations to remain open until the program is full.

The EMP will involve a mixture of in-person and online learning to strengthen the mentoring skills of experienced teachers.

Teachers who complete the program will have the confidence and skills needed to support their colleagues, including graduate and returning teachers, to achieve full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

About the Effective Mentoring Program

The EMP is a partnership between the Department of Education and the VIT. The program is designed for experienced teachers who are mentoring provisionally registered teachers in schools and early childhood settings.

To successfully complete the EMP, participants are required to attend day 1 and day 2 of the program and complete pre and post online modules.

The program will be delivered from Term 1 to Term 3, 2023.

At the end of this program, participants will:

  • have mentoring skills to support all teaching colleagues, in line with the Mentoring Capability Framework
  • qualify to be the VIT-trained mentor on workplace recommendation panels
  • achieve certification (including professional learning hours towards VIT registration)
  • know about current research and practice in mentoring.

Refresher Program

Held in person, a 1-day refresher program is also available for teachers who have completed the EMP within the past 3 years.

How to register

Registrations are now open. To register, refer to the Combined day 1 and day 2 EMP or Refresher EMP.

Find out more

For more information about the Effective Mentoring Program, refer to the Victorian Institute of Teaching website.

For further enquiries, contact the department by email: ec.mentoring@education.vic.gov.au