Professional development opportunity on Employability skills

Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
Training Skills and Higher Education

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Division Memo


  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils
  • Adult education institutions
  • PIRE Branch staff
  • Registered Learn Local providers

From: Georgina Lyell, Executive Director (Acting), ACFE Division

Date: 7 September 2023

SUBJECT: Professional development opportunity on Employability skills

Actions and critical dates

Sign up for the PD series Making employability skills visible in pre-accredited training here(opens in a new window)

Now open for enrolments is a professional development program for Learn Local providers entitled: Making employability skills visible in pre-accredited training presented by Ms Suzy Mckenna

The program consists of three one-hour online webinars, best all undertaken to gain maximum benefit.

Webinar 1 discusses the centrality of employability skills, the importance of the skill ‘of learning’ for the acquisition of other skills and being explicit about employability skills in teaching and learning.

Webinar 2 introduces a process and tools developed bespoke for the Learn Local sector to learn about a person’s experiences and capabilities in six employability skills: self-management, learning, teamwork, problem-solving, planning & organizing and initiative & enterprise.

Webinar 3 is about professional judgement, what it means in pre-accredited delivery and how and when professional judgement is used in the classroom and in making judgements of learner gain.

The Making Employability Skills Visible in Pre-accredited Training 2023 PD program schedule is:

TopicSeries 1 Series 2Series 3
Webinar 1 - The fundamentality of employability skills 2 October 3.30-4.30pm17 October 3.30-4.30pm28 November 3.30-4.30pm
Webinar 2 - Determining learner capabilities in employability skills4 October 3.30-4.30pm18 October 3.30-4.30pm29 November 3.30-4.30pm
Webinar 3 - Using professional judgement in the pre-accredited context6 October 3.30-4.30pm19 October 3.30-4.30pm30 November 3.30-4.30pm

Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to develop your understanding and teaching practices in employability skills development and determine learner capabilities and gains in employability skills.

Register to participate in the Employability Skills professional development program here(opens in a new window).

Note Individual session enrolments are also possible if that better suits across the three series to undertake all three sessions and participant feedback will be appreciated via the provided forms.