Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 29 August 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
Beginning Teacher, Provisionally Registered Teacher, Mentor Support Teacher
The VIT Workshop is open to all beginning teachers and provisionally registered teachers, as well as mentors. It is a valuable opportunity to work with VIT representatives on moving toward full registration and the requirements for submitting your samples of evidence. This is also a great opportunity to meet other new teachers as you gain valuable information to assist with teaching and learning. This is purposefully planned later in the year so that you are able to come with any questions, case studies and planning for the remainder of the year.
‘The VIT workshop provided real life examples of things I never think will happen.’
‘That was eye opening and made those standards come alive too.’
‘A very high-value workshop. Fast-paced presenter which I like. I feel much more confident now as I move toward full registration. Thank you - this day was very much appreciated.’
- Past Participants
- understanding of gathering examples of evidence
- greater knowledge of how to engage with social media as a teacher
- particpation in group discussions to support the conduct standards
- further details about the VIT Full Registration process.
Linda Blakis is a Principal Practitioner with VIT. After a highly competitive recruitment selection process, Linda joined VIT in February 2019 to take on the newly created Principal Practitioner role. This role works across many branches to build a strong connection between VIT and the teaching profession.
A trained secondary teacher, Linda has worked predominantly in the northern growth corridor of Melbourne, and was Assistant Principal of a large P-12 school before taking up the VIT appointment. Linda is passionate about teaching and the importance of investing in teachers, who she sees as our state’s most important professional group.
Lucy Buncle is the acting Professional Practice Manager at the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). She studied a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and then completed a Diploma of Education (Primary) at La Trobe University Bundoora. After half a decade teaching, Lucy decided to continue her education, embarking on a Masters of Education (Expert Teaching – Gifted and Talented education) at Monash University. Lucy taught for more than a decade in primary schools in the inner-city and the outer-western suburbs of Melbourne.
Lucy joined VIT in 2022 as a Senior Professional Practice Officer. In this role she has worked closely with teachers at every stage of the teaching continuum, from pre-service teachers through to Principals. Her role is to support them to meet and maintain the professional standards. To ensure the safety and well-being of children and young people, Lucy also delivers workshops on the Victorian Teachers Code of Conduct and produces resources to support teachers to apply the Code to their context. Lucy is currently working as the acting professional practice manager for the remainder of the 2023 school year.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety
- Staff Employment – Teachers’ requirements