Masterclasses – Friday November 31 – Jasper Hotel

VALA masterclassSix concurrent sessions – choose one

Trauma Informed Positive Education

Michele Sampson, Berry Street Childhood Institute

New Numeracy units for implementation in 2019

Jamie Gray, Justine Sakurai, Shane O’Connor

Foundation VCAL in Special Schools

Naomi James, Ashwood School, Mark Bilicic and Karen MacDonough, Warringa Park School

Passionately Planning for VCAL 2019

Cherie Osta and Geoff Bird, Lorne P-12 College

Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Karen Dymke, Thoughtful Works

Literacy Reading and Writing – addressing low LITERACY levels

Mieke Alexander

Safari by the Sea • Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2, 2018

Safari Surf CoatsThe humble, yet iconic, VALA Safari by the Sea will take you down the fabulous Surf Coast to visit a variety of outstanding VCAL programs in different VCAL settings.

A fantastic opportunity to learn about innovative VCAL program delivery including specific integrated projects. With ample time to meet other VCAL educators, share stories and exchange engaging program ideas.

Join us on this unique overnight PD experience! Limited places available, so book now!

(Registration fee includes morning tea and lunch on both days, a 3 course dinner on Thursday evening as well as travel on air conditioned coach (Geelong – Lorne – Geelong))

Dates for the diary

VALA VCAL Induction day Conference: Friday February 22, 2019 – Jasper Hotel Melbourne

VALA Annual Conference “VCAL Loud and Proud”: Friday June 21 – Jasper Hotel Melbourne

VCAA Bulletin 042 – September 2018

Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants (submissions close Friday October 26)

Lynne Kosky Memorial VCAL Grants of $6,250 are available to VCAL providers to develop initiatives to support student life-long learning and increased community participation …more

Notice to Schools 77/2018 − 29 August 2018

Nominations for the VCAL Achievement Awards are now open

The awards, first held in 2003, recognise the extraordinary achievements of VCAL students, teachers and partners. They highlight and acknowledge the strength of the program and the people involved.

Nominations are sought for exceptional student, teacher and VCAL partner achievement. To view all award categories, visit the VCAL Achievements Awards Nominations page.

Notice to Schools 83/2018 – 5 September 2018

Themed VCAL in 2019

Applications to deliver Themed VCAL in 2019 are now open and will close on Friday 23 November 2018.

Themed VCAL programs are intended to provide a learning program focus linked to priority areas in the labour market and/or to job opportunities. The programs should assist students to choose future pathways such as apprenticeships, vocational education and training qualifications or employment.

The guidelines and application form are available on the VCAA website.

VCAA Bulletin 041 - August 2018

Review of block credit recognition of VET in the VCE

The block credit recognition policy will change in 2019 to more closely reflect recognition of a sequential pathway through VET and equity of credit across industry areas. The revised policy will soon be available on the block credit recognition webpage.

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

School Education Program Review

Victorian Responsible Gambling FoundationThe Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) delivers free student education sessions to help students develop informed attitudes to gambling. The existing school education program is currently being reviewed and we are seeking feedback from those teachers who have attended a student workshop session at their respective school.

It would be appreciated if you could find 5-10 minutes to complete this survey as per link below to assist the VRGF to enhance their programs that are delivered in schools.