Graduate teacher induction resources

This page contains induction resources on professional learning, wellbeing and more as part of the Graduate Teacher Conferences (GTCs).

Professional practice

The Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM) introduces an ambitious vision for learning and sets out clear and evidence-based practise principles for excellence in teaching and learning. The VTLM supports teachers to anchor their practice in an articulated moral purpose and establish a holistic and evidence-based pedagogical approach.


For more information on the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM) components including the Pedagogical Model, Practice Principles and HITS, visit VTLM or email

Induction and mentoring

The Graduate to Proficient: Australian guidelines for teacher induction into the profession is the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) guidelines that identifies four focus areas that are critical for effective induction:

  1. professional practices
  2. professional identity
  3. orientation
  4. wellbeing.

The four focus areas are embedded within the guidance and resources that step out a best practice induction in Victorian Government schools.


For more information and support on effective Induction and Mentoring, email

School-wide positive behaviour

School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS) is a framework that brings together school communities to develop positive, safe, supportive learning cultures. SWPBS assists schools to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for children and young people.

For information and support on School-wide positive behaviour, email or call 03 7022 1383.


Our Literacy and English site provides practical advice and high impact teaching practices that are designed to improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.


For more information, email

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The new English as an Additional Language curriculum is now available for familiarisation purposes and optional implementation. For 2020, schools can choose to implement the new EAL curriculum or continue to use 'EAL companion to AusVELS'. All schools are expected to implement the new curriculum by 2021.


To find out your EAL Regional Program Officer (RPO) and contact for further support, visit EAL — Provision for Newly Arrived Students.


Our Numeracy and Mathematics, site provides teaching materials, support and professional development to help you improve numeracy outcomes in the classroom.


For more information, email

Koorie cultural inclusion

The department is committed to diversity and inclusion. All school staff are responsible for actively encouraging an open and collaborative culture that demonstrates Koorie cultural capability and values relationships that enable authentic participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


  • Koorie cultural inclusion - Professional practice note is designed to facilitate reflection upon existing Koorie cultural inclusion practices within schools - what it looks like at a whole school and classroom level.
  • Koorie English online are modules that aim to promote awareness about Koorie English and associated teaching strategies to help strengthen literacy outcomes for Koorie English speakers.
  • Protocols: for Koorie education in Victorian primary and secondary schools is guidance produced by Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI). Includes protocols for Koorie education in Victorian primary and secondary schools, in response to requests for guidance on appropriate protocols for schools to follow when seeking to provide a welcoming school environment for Victoria's Koorie communities, and for working respectfully with our Koorie community to enrich school curricula.
  • Ideas for Aboriginal inclusion everyday (education account required)are practical examples that enhance Aboriginal inclusion.
  • Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 - 2026 (pdf - 1.08mb) promotes lifelong learning for Koorie Victorians and outlines a clear vision for all students in Victoria to learn through inclusive practices that acknowledge and explore the contributions and perspectives of Australian First Nations Peoples.
  •  Wirnalung Ganai 2019 - 2021: Aboriginal Inclusion Plan outlines the department's commitment to building a more inclusive and supportive workplace for Aboriginal people, including creating a physical environment that acknowledges Aboriginal cultures, listening to Aboriginal peoples knowledge and experiences, working with rather than for Aboriginal people and organisations. This means supporting diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all.
  • Further Policy, guidance and resources are available through the new schools Policy Advisory Library.
  • Aboriginal employment on HRWeb is a great resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates. There is also a Koorie Staff Network (KSN) available for all department  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

For more information contact Koorie Outcomes Division via email:

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession.


For questions on the registration process, email

Wellbeing resources

Mental health and wellbeing (MHW) are important for all department employees because the workplace has a significant influence on people's MHW and underpins the drive towards greater productivity, reduced absenteeism, increased social inclusion, and ensuring we meet stakeholders (including the community's) expectations in relation to the work we undertake on their behalf and the students we educate.


For more information visit, Mental Health and Wellbeing policy, or email

Safe Schools

The Safe Schools program helps schools foster a safe environment that is supportive and inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and questioning (LGBTIQA+) students. Creating this environment is key to tackling bullying, discrimination and harassment at schools, particularly arising from homophobia and transphobia.


For information and advice on supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual and questioning (LGBTIQA+) students, visit Safe Schools, email, or call 03 9637 3699.

Digital learning

The department provides many tools and resources to support effective digital learning in the classroom and build teacher capability and confidence in using digital technologies.


For more information, visit Digital Learning for Teachers or email

Professional development

Our Professional development site provides links to training opportunities to help you build your professional skills.


  • Visit the Bastow website to explore further professional development opportunities.