VET Development Centre (VDC) was established in 2005 to promote professional development and raise the professional standing of people working in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector. The VDC is a public company limited by guarantee, with the Victorian Minister for Training and Skills as the sole member. The VDC is governed by an experienced Board of Directors appointed for their specialist expertise in VET, workforce development and corporate governance.

The VDC delivers its professional development services from best practice training facilities located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. The training rooms, board room and meeting rooms are also available for hire to external parties.

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) funds VDC to deliver professional development programs and services to the VET sector. VDC offers a year-round Professional Development Program of workshops, webinars and forums as well as government funded grants, scholarships and evaluation activities.

The VDC specialises in providing non formal training for the VET workforce as well as tailored programs, and strategic support services for all VET providers.

Grants program

These programs include:
• Teaching Fellowships Grants (up to $8,000)
• Specialist Scholarships Grants (up to $5,000)
• Indigenous Education Grants (up to $10,000)
• Disability (Improving access) Grants (up to $10,000)
• Innovation in Learning Program (ILeP) (Digital) Grants (up to $20,000)
• Workforce Capability Building Grants (up to $20,000)


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  2. development
  3. training
  4. events
  5. range
  6. programs
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  10. customised

Geographical and Contact details

Level 8
379 Collins St
Melbourne 3000

Phone: 1300 917 150
Email: info@vdc.edu.au