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Teach the Future - Careers in Ed Expo

On Wednesday 13 January 2021, the Department of Education and Training hosted the Careers in Education Expo. This online event provided people with the chance to hear from real teachers and other education experts about why and how they got into teaching here in Victoria.

Australian comedian Steph Tisdell hosted the virtual expo, which included break-out spaces where attendees could ask the panel all their burning questions about becoming a teacher.

If you missed the expo or would like to re-watch, you can now view all videos below.

Main event video

Career Changers break out space video

School leavers break out space video

Registered Teachers break out space video


Hayley Dureau

Hayley has been a teacher for 12 years and is an advocate for ensuring students have a say in teaching and learning practices. In 2016, Hayley won the Outstanding Secondary Teacher Award at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards.

Lian Davies

Lian is currently a principal of a secondary college. With 15 years of experience in teaching, Lian was recognised with the 2018 Rising Star Award at the Australian Education Awards for her work with the Alternative Tertiary Entry Program. Lian has worked in Scotland, New Zealand and Australia as an educator.

Nathan ver de Monde

Nathan is a Learning Specialist and a Grade 1 and 2 teacher. Nathan previously taught VCE English before moving into primary school teaching in 2016.

Kapil Bhargava

Kapil is a recent graduate teacher. After spending some time teaching during his studies to become a lawyer, Kapil changed his career path to follow his passion in secondary education.

Silvana Sena

Silvana was a principal at a northern suburbs high school for 7 years before transitioning into a position at the Department of Education and Training Victoria.

Megan Ellard

Megan is an Early Childhood Teacher, working in the industry for 9 years. She is passionate about play based learning and promoting inclusive practices for all children and families.


Linh is a Year 10 student from Melbourne. As a part of the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC), she’s passionate about representing the student voice across Victoria and wants to impact positive change where needed to ensure all students have equal opportunities.

Reviewed 16 May 2021

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