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2021 VALA Induction Day

Friday, 26 February 2021

Ideal for new VCAL teachers

Your choice of delivery – face-to-face or online

Face to face

Sessions will be conducted at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD in front of a live audience – with appropriate physical distancing – who will participate and interact in the session in the normal way.

Morning tea and lunch provided


The sessions will be professionally live streamed and available via a private link. Each session will have a facilitator to support the presenter and questions can be asked via an online chat facility.


All participants will have access to the recordings of all sessions post conference.


Details soon



Friday, March 19, 2021 • Full day focus on a single topic

Six concurrent sessions – choose one

  • Work Related Skills
  • Best practice in applied learning delivery
  • Passionately planning your VCAL delivery
  • VCAL Coordination – the in’s and out’s!
  • It’s all about the numbers – Applied Numeracy with a Bang!
  • ‘Compose’ your applied learning program

Review into vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling

Released November 24, 2020


2020-21 VALA Committee

Congratulations and welcome (or welcome back) to the new VALA Committee for 2020-2021 elected at the AGM held on Thursday, October 9, 2020.


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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