Published 04 Feb 2020
2020 Mentoring Programs and PRT Seminars
If you are interested in mentoring provisionally registered teachers (PRTs), a number of programs and a new workshop will be available in 2020.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) will again offer cross sector access to their two-day Mentoring Program. VIT will work closely with DET, Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools in an effort to increase the reach of our mentoring training in 2020.
The Effective Mentoring Program
The Effective Mentoring Program (EMP) comprises a two-day professional learning program developed and delivered in partnership with the Department of Education and Training. The EMP is open to (fully) registered teachers working in government, Catholic and independent schools and early childhood services.
In 2020, there will be both separate and combined programs for school and early childhood mentors. The EMP content across two days is a blend of the skills and knowledge fundamental to mentoring and knowledge about the VIT process to move from provisional to (full) registration.
If you have already completed a VIT-trained mentor program, refresher courses are available.
The EMP will be administered by Cambridge Education, who will be co-delivering the program with VIT on behalf of DET.
Teachers interested in mentoring are required to attend both days.
Other mentoring programs
While teachers from all sectors are welcome to register for the Effective Mentoring Program, VIT has been working closely with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools and Independent Schools Victoria to extend the reach of mentoring programs across Victoria.
Mentor Coordinators Workshop
In response to feedback from our previous mentoring programs, VIT is offering the new Mentor Coordinator Workshop.
This one day workshop is designed for mentors who manage multiple PRTs and other mentors in a supervisory role. The workshop will be held on Friday 6 March in the Melbourne CBD.
- the requirements of gaining (full) registration
- evidence-based processes using the Inquiry Approach
- professional obligations, including the Victorian Teaching Profession's Code of Conduct and Ethics
- how to access resources for completing professional practice.
Seminars will be held from now until October 2020 in Victorian metropolitan and regional areas. Face-to- face seminars run from 4.30pm until 6.30pm, with registration starting from 3.30pm.
In 2020, VIT will also be hosting 10 online seminars, including 3 seminars dedicated to casual relief teachers (CRTs). Online seminars will commence at 4pm and finish at 5pm.
Please note: Some seminars are already at capacity. VIT will endeavour to provide additional webinars for teachers who are not able to secure a spot.