VET Learning & Teaching Induction
Introduction from the Manager
Welcome to CDU. My name is Louise King and I manage the VET Development Team within OLT. The VET Learning and Teaching Induction provides information and advice to help you during your first six months as you settle into your role as a VET Lecturer at CDU.
Click on the video links to hear about the process in more detail so you know what to expect when your VET Developer contacts you to begin your induction.
Meet the VET Developers
The VET Development Team provides a range of services to VET lecturers and teams to support high quality student learning and teaching experiences in VET. We provide support and leadership in learning and teaching pedagogies, approaches and practices through a broad range of services and systems.
T: 8946 6740
Senior VET Developer for:
School of Service Industries
School of Business
T: 8946 6569
Senior VET Developer for:
School of Primary Industries
VET Business Improvement - English, Literacy & Numeracy
T: 8946 7239
VET Developer for:
School of Trades
T: 8959 5348
VET Developer for:
School of Health, Community and Children’s Services
School of Creative Industries (VET)
School of Nursing (VET)
The VET Learning & Teaching Induction Process
The VET Learning and Teaching Induction will introduce the VET Development Team, identify which VET Developer is your first point of call and provide key information for your first six months at CDU.
The induction comprises three stages. In the first stage, your VET Developer will phone you and make a time to meet at your office and find out about your immediate needs. The second stage of the induction includes a face to face visit with your VET Developer to discuss key learning and teaching practices, policies and systems at CDU and outline the areas where the VET Development Team can help. The third stage of the induction is a courtesy call from your VET Developer, about three or four weeks later, to see if they provide any further assistance to help you settle in as a new VET Lecturer at CDU.
Your first six months
During the first 2 weeks, it is advisable that you:
- Link up with a mentor, typically a Team colleague or Team Leader, who can help clarify your job role expectations
- Establish how the Team’s courses are run and where you fit in
- Establish what units you will teach and your teaching program (timetable)
- Organise Intranet access to your Team site where course materials are kept and the the VETQMS site where mandatory documents can be located - (Contact VET Administration Leader)
- Locate Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) and Course Information Flyer for your course(s)
- Locate training material, assessments and session plans for your units
- Locate the qualification(s) delivered on training.gov.au and ensure you are working on the current version
- Sit in on classes to see how other lecturers deliver the unit/s
- Gain an overview of the expectations that come from meeting the requirements of the VET Quality Framework including the National VET Regulator (NVR) standards and Learning and Teaching responsibilities under national legislation
- Read up on the VET Quality Management System (VETQMS) to learn how CDU expects you to meet your Learning and Teaching responsibilities under national legislation
- Access the OLT website to identify and make contact with the VET Developer assigned to your School.
During the first month, it is advisable that you:
- Undertake OLT's VET Learning and Teaching Induction
- Review the assessment matrix for each of the units you will teach
- Review assessment validation reports for each of the units you will teach
- Collate your personal qualifications, such as your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and vocational qualification/s, complete the staff skills matrix, and upload it to the Staff Skills Register on your Team’s Intranet site
- Register on training.gov.au to receive notifications about changes to your units and qualifications
- Become familiar with the VETQMS with assistance from your VET Developer
- Look at the online and upcoming professional development opportunities in the OLT PD calendar
- Undertake a face to face Learnline Induction with your VET Developer
- If using Learnline, enrol in the online units: Introduction to Learnline – Assisting students and Introduction to Learnline - Creating Units
- Add Learning and Teaching Week in your calendar.
During the first 6 months, it is advisable that you:
- Plan and participate in professional development
- Continually update your Professional Development Record
- Consider your students' feedback and make any necessary adjustments to your teaching material
- Participate in assessment validation for the units you are assessing
- Moderate student assessments with your colleagues
- Find out who chairs your Training Package Working Group (TPWG) and try to attend at least one meeting
- Identify and make contact with industry bodies and employers
- Follow up with your VET Developer on any questions or ideas you may have about learning and teaching.
Please find some quick links to Learning and Teaching websites, resources and professional development.