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VET Chat: VET Teaching & Learning - What Best Practice Looks Like

Purchase for $25.00 (AUD) incl. GST

Complete Professional Reflections on Teaching Performance

Are you an early career VET teacher or trainer looking to transform your classroom experience?

Discover the keys to success in our engaging VET Chat, "VET Teaching & Learning- What Best Practice Looks Like."

Led by 2023 Victorian Training Awards - VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year, Thomas Patterson, this session is designed specifically for early career teachers and trainers looking at building their toolkit of high impact teaching strategies.

Thomas will share his invaluable insights into setting up dynamic lessons and managing a classroom with confidence and skill.

Attendees will explore critical areas including setting and maintaining high expectations for both educators and students, following through on these standards, and crafting structured lesson plans that engage and inspire.

This session is not just about learning new techniques; it’s about transforming them into tangible results in your teaching practice. Join us to unlock your potential and make a lasting impact in your educational environment.


Webinar details

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024

Time: 3.00pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)

Duration: 30 minutes

Investment: $25.00 inc GST.


Topics Covered

  • Setting Expectations
  • Following through
  • Lesson structures / using questioning
  • Reflecting on professional practice


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Ability to understand the impact of high student expectations and follow through, and what this looks like in practice.
  • Recognise the importance of sound lesson structure / planning on content delivery and student outcomes.
  • Complete professional reflections on teaching performance



Presenter ImageThomas Patterson - Building & Construction Teacher

Thomas is a renowned Building & Construction Teacher at the Outer Northern Trade Training Centre and a Learning Specialist in Teaching and Learning. He holds several qualifications, including a Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry), Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building), and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with First Class Honours.

A qualified carpenter and registered builder, Thomas also owns a construction company, showcasing his deep industry knowledge. He has seven years of teaching experience in both mainstream high school and vocational education and training (VET).

Thomas's excellence in teaching was recognized with the 2023 Victorian Training Awards - VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year and he was the runner-up at the 2023 Australian Training Awards. He was also a finalist in the 2019 TeachX Awards for Innovation in Teaching.

Thomas's unique combination of hands-on industry experience and academic prowess has established him as a prominent and respected figure in both educational and construction circles.


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.

Note the video recording of the live event will be available to all participants within 7 days after the event, for limited viewing of 30 days.



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

VDC - Certificate of Attendance
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