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Professional Development

The following professional development (PD) opportunities are available for principals, teachers and school administration staff. The sessions are listed in date order.

Term 4: 3 October to 20 December 2016

NAPLAN 2016 Data Service professional development workshops

A series of NAPLAN Data Service professional development workshops for principals, NAPLAN coordinators and teachers will be conducted throughout Term 4.

The workshops will outline how to access data through the NAPLAN Data Service website. They will focus on interpreting school data to inform classroom practice and improve student achievement, as well as examining the diagnostic elements of the NAPLAN 2016 tests.

The NAPLAN professional development workshops are offered free of charge to participants and are two hours in duration. They will be presented at various venues across Victoria. Download information about times, dates and workshop venues from the NAPLAN Professional Development webpage, or go straight to the Kmetrics registration website

Term 3: 11 July to 16 September 2016

Victorian Curriculum F–10

A series of online professional learning sessions have been designed to help schools and teachers familiarise themselves with the new curriculum, during the transition from AusVELS to the Victorian Curriculum F–10. The presentations used in these sessions are now available to download from Past professional learning sessions.

Note: This professional development has finished. 

Term 2: 11 April to 24 June 2016

Victorian Curriculum F–10

Twenty-nine online professional learning sessions about the new Victorian Curriculum F–10 were held in Term 2 2016. The presentations used in these sessions are now available to download from Past professional learning sessions.

Note: This professional development has finished. 

Term 1: 27 January (school teachers start) to 24 March 2016

VCE VET Scored assessment workshops

In March 2016, the VCAA will conduct a series of professional development workshops for teachers/trainers and assessors of scored VCE VET programs.

Note: This professional development has finished.


VCE School Leaders Briefings 2016

The VCAA encourages members of your school’s VCE leadership team to attend an important professional development opportunity that will be offered at eight venues in February and of March 2016.

These briefings are intended to give VCE school leaders, particularly new VCE coordinators, an overview of current VCE matters, and will include:

  • enrolment
  • school assessment, including the difference between ‘S’ and ‘N’ decisions and graded assessment
  • a curriculum update
  • School-based Assessment audit
  • VCE (Baccalaureate)/Industry Pathways
  • Northern Hemisphere Timetable
  • statistical moderation
  • study scores.

Note: This professional development has finished.


School-assessed Tasks professional learning sessions 2016

Professional learning sessions for School-assessed Tasks will be held at the VCAA Assessment Centre in Coburg in February and March for all studies except Algorithmics (HESS), which will be held at 2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne. These full-day sessions are designed to provide teachers with a clear understanding of how to apply the assessment criteria and descriptors for the School-assessed Task.

There will be a practical component to the day where assessment criteria will be applied using sample student work.

Teachers of Art, Studio Arts, Media and Visual Communication Design are encouraged to bring a student folio they think would be suitable for marking, although there is no guarantee that their folio will be used in any assessment exercise. Ensure that folios are labelled and students cannot be identified. All teachers will be required to bring a copy of their relevant study design/s.

For those who are unable to attend the scheduled sessions, Polycom sessions will run for all studies except Algorithmics (HESS). Please indicate on the registration form that you are unable to attend and an invitation containing details will be sent to your email.

Note: This professional development has finished.


Analysing your school's VCE results 2016

The VCAA invites you to attend a valuable professional development session on analysing your school’s VCE results. These sessions are for school staff responsible for the delivery of the VCE and will be held from late February to the end of March in 2016. They will increase your knowledge and skills in using the VCE assessment results to:

  • identify strengths and weaknesses in your school’s VCE performance against particular curricula
  • inform professional learning discussions with fellow teachers around improving student outcomes.

The sessions cover the various levels of valuable information made available to your school via the VCE Data Service and VCE External Assessment Results Service. This ranges from information for the classroom teacher to that used by the school leadership team.

These are hands-on sessions where you will be analysing your own school’s VCE results. They are informative regardless of whether you are new or experienced at analysing VCE results. If possible, arrange for a colleague to register and attend the session with you. Participants find it beneficial to discuss findings from their analyses with a colleague during the session.

Note: This professional development has finished.


Other Professional Development

Other Professional Development opportunities will be published here as they become available.



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