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VCAL - Planning for a strong finish is a Course

VCAL - Planning for a strong finish

Starts Mar 1, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time

Monday 2 March 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a VCAL teacher looking to expand your knowledge about how to teach and train students within applied learning.


This learning event will provide teachers with knowledge and skills to assist them to teach and train their students within the VCAL and to enable successful completion of a VCAL qualification. David Gallagher, former Manager within the Department of Education and Training will be a co-presenter with Dr Cornelia DeBrincat, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority - VCAL unit. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of the VCAL being taught in schools, in particular that the planning and delivering meets the VCAL course requirements within all strands. Teachers in VCAL need to engage their students with compelling classroom content which will assist them as they attempt to forge a strong completion.

Adequate curriculum from each of  the four strands, appropriate learning outcomes and quality assurance will also be addressed.

Key takeaways              

-        Strategies for applied learning pedagogy

-        Theories which support applied learning

-        Enhance knowledge of the importance of 21st century skills to VCAL and applied learning

-        Research findings on the importance of completing a sernior secondary certificate

-        Strategies to include critical reflection in VCAL and applied learning

Presenter information

David Gallagher             

David Gallagher has been involved with secondary education for 46 years.  During this time he was          the Manager for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). David holds a Master of Education (Applied Learning), a Graduate Diploma in Career Education and a Higher Diploma of Teaching – Secondary. He has lectured to undergraduate and post-graduate students in theories of applied learning, program design, assessment and how to engage disadvantaged students.   David has written articles on the VCAL, applied learning and student engagement.

Dr Cornelia DeBrincat                 

Cornelia DeBrincat is a program manager in the VCAL unit at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Cornelia manages a large number of projects within the VCAL unit, including the VCAL curriculum unit reviews, VCAL Achievement Awards, Quality Assurance and delivery of induction programs for new VCAL providers.

Cornelia has been involved in education for a number of years and has taught within schools, TAFE and Higher Education sectors. She has also been involved in VCAL since the beginning of its implementation in Victoria. Cornelia holds a PhD on VCAL from the University of Melbourne.

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