VET in Schools

25 June 2021

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS IN NSW. The event will be scheduled again later in 2021.



Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College

17 Corner Street, Burwood


$90 GUILD/ACE Members 

$100 Non members

$50 Virtual Streaming 

Join us for the fourth instalment of VET in Schools Forum on 25 June 2021 live at the Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College and virtually via our online events and networking platform. Following an unprecedented year of challenges and disruption in 2020, an open dialogue amongst the education sector’s stakeholders has never been more requisite as we connect Australia’s most eminent VET educators to improve student pathways and outcomes. Book today and join the conversation.

The Forum will focus on the topic Pathways for the Future.
There are more than ¼ million students engaging in VET in Schools nationally (more than 54,000 in NSW) each year. Students are being prepared for work at school as they work towards training package qualifications in a broad range of vocational areas.
Guest Speakers:

  • The Hon Dr Geoff Lee, NSW Minister for Skills & Tertiary Education

  • Tony Patton, Principal Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College (SCCVC)

  • Patrick O’Reilly, General Manager Pastoral Services at CatholicCare Sydney and Founding Principal SCCVC

  • Jason Coutts, Assistant Secretary Department of Education, Skills & Employment; General Manager, VET Data Infrastructure

  • Darryl Buchanan, AISNSW Associate Chief Executive &  Kelly Borg, AISNSW Head of Teaching & Learning

  • Tony Kirton, Founder of Engage Learning & Development

  •  Zoe Honeysett, Director, Skills & Education, Western Parkland City Authority including the Aerotropolis

For more information please view the flyer HERE. 


9 June 2021

This interactive workshop will guide teachers to improve literacy, engagement, and social emotional skills with an online book-creating tool, that scaffolds students to interview their family and collect oral stories, and improve their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in school, career and life.
The workshop aims to emphasise both networking and practical applications to develop ICT, literacy, art and collaboration skills to implement their own school’s STEAM project initiatives (6.2.2). The workshop will provide opportunities for educators to network with like-minded STEAM thinkers to create an original, valuable book that can be graded in writing across the English, History and ICT curriculum objective areas (6.4.2).
Workshop details:

  • STEAM Project - The Collaborative Book: Experience how to use the Bookform online dashboard to automatically collect written content and photos from your class (up to 300 people) to create a collaborative class book. Students develop ICT, literacy, art and collaboration skills.

  • The Family Book Project: Participants will role-play an interview scenario using the voice-to-text technology to experience how a student would collect oral stories from their family or people in their community to scaffold authentic experiential learning and family engagement.

  • Classroom application: Participants will explore how student collected content can be used for curriculum-aligned class lessons in English, History, ICT, Social Studies and more.


On behalf of Gifted NSW Inc. and the Teachers' Guild of NSW we would like to invite you to save the date and join us as the Gifted Awareness Forum for Educators (GAFE) in 2021. GAFE envisions the provision of a unique platform for all educators to network as they engage in evidence- informed application for gifted learners within their chosen field. The GAFE Program will emphasise both networking (within both focus areas and stages) and practical application, delivered on a professional platform.

29 May 2021


4 May 2021

Join us to see how learning with digital technologies can be included in the classroom. Learning technologies have provided new teaching platforms to build relationships within School communities by integrating into teaching and learning programs and transforming ICT curriculum and syllabus documents. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience technology tools and teaching strategies and exploring ways that encourage depth and motivation. 

The course aims to emphasise both networking and practical applications to develop and explore teaching strategies into digital technologies in the classroom. The course will outline key methods and outcomes from a series of recent published studies involving young students using science simulations on iPads to learn simple circuit building procedures and concepts. The studies adopted a problem base learning approach to investigate if and how a range of iPad simulations could help 5 and 6 year old’s learn how to build simple electrical circuits, and develop understanding of the science concepts behind each circuit design. A range of experiments were then carried out to determine if the procedures and concepts learnt could be transferred to equivalent tasks using real equipment. The presentation will include a discussion of the implications of these findings for teachers at all levels, who wish to use simulations on their classroom curriculum.


Presenters and Panellist:

  • Noelene Callaghan, Technologies Teacher in DoE (Department of Education) – Embedding social media in curriculum and school promotions.

  • Professor Garry Falloon, Macquarie University – Digital Technologies in the Classroom: Key outcomes from series of recent published studies


21 April 2021

BSBLDR411 Demonstrate leadership in the workplace


This unit of competency is taken from the national qualification BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, which describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams and individuals by modelling high standards of conduct to reflect your organisation’s standards and values.


This information applies to individuals who are making the transition from being a team member to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others and providing the first level of leadership within an  organisation.


Leaders, such as these, have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise.


This interactive and highly participatory workshop focused on your introduction to the required key elements and performance criteria:


  • Prepare to demonstrate leadership

  • Align behaviour with organisational values

  • Model leadership behaviour


12 March 2021

Exploring major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry at this year’s combined AIP, TGNSW and RACI meeting


Ever since the Copernicun revolution in the 15th century science has been progressing at an exponential rate. Major discoveries and theories in physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry, have shaped and continue to grow at an exponential rate. The Frontiers of Science forum will have a group of international experts to give brief talks on the latest and future developments in their fields of knowledge.



  • Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Introductions as Chief Scientist of Australia

  • Professor Judith Dawes, Macquarie University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre – Sensing with nanoparticles and random lasers

  • Dr Daniel Mansfield, The University of New South Wales, School of Mathematics and Statistics – New Arithmetic from Ancient Mesopotamia

  • Professor Antoine van Oijen, The University of Wollongong, Director, Molecular Horizons – Microbes, microscopes, and molecules: the molecular machines of life under the magnifying glass

  • Dr Markus Müllner, The University of Sydney, School of Chemistry – Architects at the nanoscale – how modern polymer chemistry advances technology


2 March 2021

The course will provide professional discussions and goal-setting as we considered the difference between and the inclusion of mentoring and coaching in the education sector. Providing individuals with a positive environment for mentoring and coaching skills. Hearing from a hiring professional within recruitment and industry you will develop or fine tune your skills to best support classroom discussions. The session provides numerous opportunities for the identification and modification of teaching and communication strategies to address their personal learning based on the professional standards. Interaction during the session and subsequent opportunities allow colleagues to utilised their existing and new networks to build a positive and evolving professional development plan resulting in sustained improvement and personal growth. The session will provide with the opportunity to evaluate and share best practice in teaching strategies and professional knowledge through practice, improvement and reflection.



Denise Archie is a passionate educator from the classroom to the boardroom inspiring others to see the ‘magic’ some call potential within themselves; to create their magnificence in the world. Denise is a leading expert in ‘Culture and Workplace Behaviour Game Changer’. Denise is joint founder and owner of Coaching College, a multiple award-winning company for its Leadership Development Programs, Mentoring and Coaching Programs.


24 Feb 2021

Improve student’s literacy and Social Emotional learning, using technology-as-a-tool to scaffold fun communication activities with family, peers and community.


Explore how the FamilyBookform online tool facilitates the framework of ‘Universal Design Learning’ to save you time in delivering personalised and differentiated Project Based learning to enrich curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments.


9 Feb 2021

Teachers who have never taught in an Independent School before – no matter how experienced they may be – can be confused and challenged by their new environment. They are likely to have encountered new demands on them both from the School and from the parents. They may find the core values of Independent schooling new and different. This program highlights what is different about Independent Schools.


All the presenters in this course are or have been Senior staff members at well-established Independent Schools.  They have been trusted by many Independent schools to provide appropriate advice to teachers coming new to the Independent sector. The course affirms the core values of Independent Schools.  The course will provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the role they play in planning for professional development of teachers. It will emphasise the need for teachers to be lifelong learners who participate in professional learning opportunities provided by the Teachers’ Guild of NSW.