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Supporting Our VET Teachers To Improve Training Quality

22 June 2017

Thirteen passionate teachers working in Victoria’s training sector will boost their skills and improve their career opportunities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced the successful applicants for the 2017 Skills First Academic Grants, which are open to teachers working in the Victorian Government-funded training system.

The successful teachers and trainers come from across the state, including two from the Gordon Institute of TAFE, two from SuniTAFE and three from GOTAFE.

Each will receive up to $8,000 towards a post-graduate qualification in education and teaching which will help them better support the students they teach.

They’ll also receive individual coaching and access to further professional development to better meet the changing needs of Victorian students.

They will also receive workplace coaching and mentoring, and participate in professional development run by the VET Development Centre, in East Melbourne.

The Labor Government is investing close to $500,000 in 2017 on professional development for Skills First training organisations, including workshops across Melbourne and regional centres.

Through Skills First, the Government is overhauling Victoria’s training and TAFE system, guaranteeing funding to secure the future of TAFE and ensuring Victorians have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“We’re delivering a quality training system training that meets the needs of students and industry.”

“We want the best teachers offering the best high quality training and our Skills First Academic Grants will help make that happen.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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