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 following frameworks are referenced in the graduate teacher conferences (GTCs) and provide support for all teachers to strengthen their professional practice.

Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO 2.0) - The FISO 2.0 sets out 5 core elements that together realise the goals of excellence and equity through developing the learning and wellbeing of every Victorian student.

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.

The Quick Guide to the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model 2022 (pdf - 611kb) provides an overview of the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model, and its alignment with the new Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) 2.0.

Induction and mentoring

The Graduate to Proficient: Australian guidelines for teacher induction into the profession(opens in a new window) 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. Note that these guidelines are currently being updated as part of the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan.

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

The Koorie Perspectives presentation (docx - 901.73kb) includes information and links for current policies and resources to support effective cultural inclusion for Koorie students.

Further Policy, guidance and resources are available through the Policy Advisory Library - Koorie Education.

School-wide positive behaviour support

School-wide positive behaviour support (SWPBS)(opens in a new window) 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 in a new window) or call 03 7022 1383.


Effective differentiated teaching is based upon understanding student learning readiness, learning progress, and knowledge of individual student learning profiles, to make evidence-based adjustments so all students experience challenge, success and improved learning.


The Literacy Teaching Toolkit provides all teachers with practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.

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

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Teacher wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is important for all members of the school community, including teachers. The department's webpage Mental health and wellbeing - employees contains information and links to a range of resources to support the health and wellbeing of teachers and student. The Employee Assistance program (EAP) is a free, short term, and strictly confidential counselling service available to teachers.

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Professional development

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