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2022 VALA Induction Day


February 2022

Details coming soon



Postponed – Stay tuned for details 

Full day focus on a single topic

Six concurrent sessions – choose one

  • Literacy for Great Citizens!
  • Inclusive Learning – strategies to empower your students
  • Work Related Skills
  • Passionately planning your VCAL delivery
  • VCAL Coordination – the in’s and out’s!
  • It’s all about the numbers – Applied Numeracy

Senior staff from the VCAA Senior Secondary Reform Unit will be in attendance during the day to discuss and explore your thoughts on the recommendations from the Firth Review.


2021 VALA Induction Day

Friday, 26 February 2021 – Ideal for new VCAL teachers

Missed Induction day? Recordings and handouts from the 2021 VCAL Induction day are available for purchase, To access over 17 hours of Professional Development (presentations/workshops and handouts).

Review into vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling

Released November 24, 2020


2021-22 VALA Committee

Congratulations and welcome (or welcome back) to the new VALA Committee for 2021-2022 elected at the AGM held on Thursday, October 7, 2021.


Open letter – COVID impact on VCAL and VET units

In response to issues raised by our members and other stakeholders, VALA has conducted a survey amongst VCAL practitioners in order to gain insight into the impact of the pandemic on VCAL certification.

One outcome was this ‘Open letter from VALA re VCAL Certification in the pandemic’ which has been forwarded to people in key positions within Government, DET, VCAA as well as other stakeholders.

The survey received a staggering 679 responses in 105 hours.

VALA Masterclasses

VALA Masterclasses by Zoom webinars

Video (where available), chat text and PowerPoints have been added to the Member Resources (password required) for the following webinars

Structured Workplace Learning – strategies to overcome restrictions

Narelle Bean – Werribee Secondary College

Wednesday August 26, 2020

How do you deliver a ‘hands on’ program in a world that says, ‘hands off’?

Cherie Osta & Geoff Bird – Lorne P-12 College

Session 1 Friday August 28 & Session 2 Friday September 4, 2020

VCAL First - A guide for teachers new to VCAL
SAFE-T1 workplace health and safety resources

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