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Vocational Applied Learning Association


It Hurts! Expo 


An integrated VCE VM Year 11 and Year 12 resource for planning and implementing an Expo project covering Unit 1 and Unit 3 Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills 


It Hurts! Expo Introduction Year 11 Disability Inclusion

It Hurts! Expo Introduction Year 12 Workplace Health and Safety for Young People

Find the It Hurts! Expo Program in the Member Resources, VCE-VM and VPC Curriculum Resources, Integrated Projects 

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Who we are

Victorian Applied Learning Association (VALA) is the only professional

(not for profit) teachers organisation offering professional development

tailored to vocational and applied learning educators.

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VALA is the only professional (not for profit) teachers organisation offering professional development tailored to vocational and applied learning educators. It supports classroom practice through a series of professional development and learning events, exposing you to current methodologies, innovations and ideas. It brings you in contact with other teachers in this field and provides a community of practice that will enhance and support you and your practice.

Benefits of Membership

Become a VALA member and receive:

  • Generous discounts on professional learning events.
  • Access to support and advice on Vocational and Applied Learning pedagogies and teaching strategies.
  • Access to the members-only area of the VALA website, which houses a range of teaching and classroom resources.
  • Member updates that keep you informed of the latest in Vocational and Applied Learning.
  • Contact with many other passionate educators and the opportunity to network
  • Be part of an organisation who advocates on behalf of its members to federal and state government and the wider education community
  • Free access to Playmeo
  • Free job postings on VALA website and through email notifications (for organisational members) 


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Delivering improved vocational and applied learning pathways for secondary school students

Victoria is moving to a new integrated senior secondary certificate that will bring together the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) to give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

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Our Vision

For Applied Learning practice and pedagogy to be valued and used across all education sectors, levels and content areas.

Our Mission

To be the peak organisation for Vocational and Applied Learning, providing leadership, support and expertise to practitioners and decision makers within C21st Education.

Our Goals

  1. To maintain a full calendar of Professional Learning activities and services for VALA Members and non-members.
  2. To expand our influence with other organisations and to champion the relevance of Vocational and Applied Learning in the C21st Education conversation.
  3. To grow to be a self sustaining organisation by developing key partnerships and other income streams.

VALA respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.

We respectfully acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.


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