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DET - Learn Local Sector - 10 August 2021 - Expression of Interest for Return and Reallocation of Pre-accredited Student Contact Hours (SCH)

PIRE Branch Memo – 10 August 2021.

Department of Education and Training

Higher Education and Skills

Participation, Inclusion and Regional Engagement — Branch Memo


  • ACFE Board 
  • ACFE Regional Councils
  • Adult education providers
  • Learn Local stakeholders
  • PIRE Branch staff
  • Registered Learn Local providers -ALL

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

Date: 11 August 2021

Subject: August 2021 Expression of Interest for Return and Reallocation of Pre-accredited Student Contact Hours (SCH)

Actions / Critical dates

  • Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the August 2021 Return and Reallocation of Pre-accredited SCH opens on Thursday, 12 August 2021.
  • There are separate EOI application forms for return of SCH and requests for additional SCH.
  • Please download and review the Return of SCH or Request for Additional Hours EOI application form and submit your EOI by 5pm on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.
  • Contact your Regional Office if you have any questions.


The ACFE Board is providing an opportunity for Learn Local providers to amend their current contract to deliver pre-accredited training for 2021. This will be done by a simple Expression of Interest (EOI) reallocation process.

This process is for 2021 pre-accredited training hours only.  It does not include LEAP, Skills for Work and Study, or additional hours from the April 2021 EOI (Pre-accredited Additional Hours, Digital Literacy for Adults, Pathways to TAFE, Learn Local TAFE Support).

There will be an opportunity for Learn Locals to return hours or request additional hours.

Returning hours

In recognition of the difficulties some providers have experienced in delivering their contracted hours there is now an opportunity to return any pre-accredited hours received through the September 2020 EOI that are not anticipated to be delivered in 2021. Return of hours requests will be set at a minimum of 50SCH.

You are encouraged to continue delivering any additional hours from the April 2021 EOI as a priority.

Please use the Return Hours Forms. 

Requesting additional hours

Providers who are on track with current delivery and have capacity to deliver additional pre-accredited hours can apply for additional hours to be delivered in 2021. The number of hours available will be determined by hours returned for reallocation. Priority will be given to delivery of these hours in the same Local Government Area. Requests for additional hours will be set at a minimum of 200SCH.

Please use the form to Request Additional Hours.   

Expressions of Interest (EOI) open on Thursday, 12 August and close at 5pm on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.

Providers do not need to submit a revised version of their 2021 Pre-Accredited Delivery Plan with the EOI application form. If your EOI is approved, a revised Delivery Plan will be requested at this time.  

Please email the Return Hours Form or Request for Additional SCH EOI application form to no later than 5pm 18 August 2021.

Regional office contact details

  • North Western Victoria, Kaye Callaghan - Phone: 4433 7582
  • North Eastern Victoria, Cathy Clark - Phone: 9084 8573
  • South Eastern Victoria,  Robyn Downie - Phone: 8904 2580
  • South Western Victoria, Georgina Ryder - Phone: 5215 5204