Effective Mentoring Program

Effective Mentoring Program

The Effective Mentoring Program (EMP) comprises of a two-day professional learning program developed and delivered as a partnership with the Department of Education and Training. The EMP is open to experienced (fully) registered teachers working in government, Catholic and independent schools and early childhood services. 

In 2021, all programs will be combined to cater for school and early childhood mentors. Running across two days, the EMP content is a blend of the skills and knowledge fundamental to mentoring and knowledge about the VIT process to move from provisional to (full) registration. 

There are two delivery options available to mentors.

New Mentors – A two-day school / early childhood mentors program. Attendance at both days is the minimum requirement for a teacher or ECT to be recognised by VIT as a trained mentor for participation on a Workplace Recommendation Panel. Full attendance and completion of the online course modules are required to complete the Effective Mentoring Program and receive a Certificate of Completion.

Previous Mentors – A one-day refresher program. Please note that the refresher program is only available to those who completed Phase 1 in order to participate in this phase prior to 2019.

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What will I learn?

You will have opportunities to explore the practice of mentoring and how mentoring can support beginning teachers to improve their teaching practice. Mentoring practices are explored in the context of guiding and supporting a PRT, via VIT's inquiry process, through to (full) registration.

Program overview

Day 1 

  • understanding mentoring
  • Mentoring Capability Framework (MCF)
  • VIT registration process
  • understanding the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)
  • VIT Inquiry cycle and adaptive expertise
  • Inquiry questions and actions plans
  • MCF action plan and evalution.

Day 2

  • mentoring skills
  • making teaching practice public
  • exploring options for observing practice
  • mentoring in practice
  • understanding the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)
  • the role of mentors at each stage of the Inquiry
  • Inquiry samples of evidence
  • Victorian Code of Conduct and Ethics for teachers
  • recommendation process overview.

Refresher

  • understanding mentoring
  • Mentoring Capability Framework (MCF)
  • VIT registration process (updates and areas of focus)
  • the Inquiry cycle
  • support material workshop.

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Dates 

Please note, given current government restrictions due to COVID-19, the EMP will be delivered online for Term 1 and Term 2 of 2021. Face-face seminars may resume in Term 3 if permitted.

You can register for the 2021 EMP hereWhen selecting your seminar dates we recommend you leave at least 1 month between dates. This will give you ample opportunity to put into practice your mentoring skills with your Provisionally Registered Teacher.

Phase 1 – EMP

Day 1

Location

Date

Term

Delivery method

Online

24 February 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

25 February 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

26 February 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

2 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

9 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

11 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

12 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

17 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

19 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

27 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

30 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

7 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

19 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

1 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Warrnambool

4 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Wodonga

8 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Doncaster

10 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Melbourne

11 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Wheelers Hill

15 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Taylor Lakes

21 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Bendigo

27 July 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Sale / Traralgon

28 July 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Day 2

Location

Date

Term

Delivery method

Online

21 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

23 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

28 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

29 April 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

5 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

6 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

11 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

21 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

26 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

28 May 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

18 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Online

15 July

Term 3

Online

Online

21 July 2021

Term 3

Online

Online

23 July

Term 3

Online

Doncaster

29 July 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Melbourne

30 July 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Warrnambool

3 August 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Wodonga

4 August 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Taylor Lakes

6 August 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Wheelers Hill

20 August 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Sale / Traralgon

25 August 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Bendigo

1 September 2021

Term 3

Face-to-Face

Phase 2 – Refresher

Please note that the refresher course is only available to mentors who participated in phase 1 prior to 2019.

Location

Date

Term

Delivery method

Online

5 March 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

14 May 2021

Term 1

Online

Online

16 June 2021

Term 2

Online

Melbourne

13 August 2021

Term 3

Online

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Other mentoring programs

While teachers from all sectors are welcome to register for the Effective Mentoring Program, VIT has been working closely with the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Offices and Independent Schools Victoria to extend the reach of mentoring programs across Victoria. 

Catholic Education

For more information and to book, please contact your Diocese.

Independent Schools Victoria

Mentoring events for Independent Schools Victoria are available for teachers from all sectors, Independent, Catholic and Government schools and early childhood settings.

For more information and to book, please contact Independent Schools Victoria.

Mentor Coordinator Workshop

In response to feedback from our mentoring programs, VIT is again offering a new Mentor Coordinator Workshop. 

This one-day workshop is designed for VIT trained mentors who manage multiple PRTs and other mentors in a supervisory role. 

The online workshop will be held on Wednesday 24 March from 9am – 3pm.

Register for the Mentor Coordinator Workshop

FAQs for mentors

Read our frequently asked questions about the mentoring and the Effective Mentoring Program (EMP).

Professional guides

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