26 September 2023

Teachers encouraged to expand their skills

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Victorian teachers are being encouraged to strengthen their knowledge and skills by completing post-graduate education to help support students living with disabilities and/or other needs.

Leading the call the Minister for Education, Natalie Hutchins encouraged teachers to apply for a place in one of two post-graduate courses that aim to strengthen inclusivity for students of all abilities.

“The Master of Inclusive Education program provides teachers with the chance to upskill at mainstream, specialist schools and supported inclusion schools, as well as deepen their knowledge and capacity to include, motivate and challenge students with disabilities and additional learning needs by focusing on their strengths,” Ms Hutchins said.

“The Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) program – which has been designed by the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education – helps teachers to understand the different types of learning difficulties and the interactions between them and build skills to influence change in their schools,” she said.

“By undertaking a postgraduate study in inclusive education, teachers can make a significant contribution to how their schools plan and support students with disabilities and additional learning needs, and with behaviours of concern using contemporary evidence-based, best practice approaches.”

Ms Hutchins said applications for both courses were now open, with 75 spots available in each.

She said places in the Master program were open to teachers working directly with students with disabilities and additional learning needs, while the Graduate Certificate was open to learning specialists, leading teachers and classroom teachers working directly with students with learning difficulties.

Further information on the courses can be accessed at this PS News link.

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