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Industry insights - Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) 2024037FB is a Course

Industry insights - Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) 2024037FB

Mar 19, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$100 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time 

Tuesday 19 March 2024, 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Delivery mode 

In person in Flemington (further information regarding location will be provided to enrolled participants) 


Teacher, Senior Leader 


In a rapidly changing world of work, it is important for teachers to keep up to date with industry. By gaining current industry knowledge, teachers can ensure that what they teach is relevant to the real world. This relevance can make classroom learning more engaging for students and help prepare them for the future.  

To give teachers the opportunity to learn more about industry, visits have been organised with various employers. These visits are open to all teachers and are not necessarily subject specific.  

Please note all the industry visits are capped. Prior to the event, ISV will contact participants with further details. 

Research highlights that teachers who have a greater understanding of industry can play a vital role in helping students to succeed in life beyond school.

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) 

MCRI is the largest child health research institute in Australia and has an international reputation for its research quality and impact. More than 1,400 researchers work at MCRI, dedicated to making discoveries to prevent and treat childhood conditions. Using the latest genetic sequencing technology, MCRI is the only research institute to offer genetic testing. The expertise of researchers spans common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children. 

This industry visit will showcase MCRI’s research facilities and state-of-the-art technologies, providing teachers with an excellent insight into the diverse medical research field.

Key takeaways  

  • increased knowledge of industry by experiencing it first-hand
  • awareness of the role teachers can play in supporting students’ transition during school and beyond
  • understanding of how teachers can link the insights gained from the visit into their teaching and curriculum to reflect the changing needs of the workplace
  • ideas to further support the development of students’ skills valued in current and future workplaces
  • opportunity to learn from industry professionals, engage with industry and share knowledge with other teachers back at school. 


Presenter information

Maria Floudiotis

Maria is the Education Consultant, Careers at Independent Schools Victoria. In her role, she provides high-level advice and support to Independent schools in relation to career education. Maria has a strong background in career development and education and has held leadership, consulting, teaching, lecturer, and career practitioner roles, in this field. She has diverse experience, having worked in schools, tertiary institutions, and corporate and government settings. 

Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes