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Focus Week: Two Way Learning : Across cultures, and classroom practises to support Indigenous and CALD learners

4 June 2024
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week: Student Diversity & Wellbeing

About this webinar

This session will discuss techniques to enhance learner engagement and participation through the use of two-way learning models.

By acknowledging and appreciating students’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge, the classroom can become an inclusive and multi-modal learning environment.  

Through the encouragement of learner participation in the teaching and learning process, and with the use of storytelling and shared experience, all learners can become mentors.

This ownership fosters engagement and has been proven as a mechanism to improve student learning outcomes.

Key topics covered within the webinar

  • Two-way learning models
  • Learning across cultures
  • Learning through storytelling and shared experience
  • Classroom practises to support Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) learners
  • Strategies for enhancing English use in the classroom
  • Integrating vocabulary development into industry-specific training

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session closing. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 4th June 2024
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Those responsible for developing or delivering training to a diverse group of students:

  • Trainers/Assessors
  • Resource Developers
  • Heads of Faculty/ Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers
  • Compliance Managers

What to expect

Presented by Rachel-Leigh Taylor, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Rachel Leigh Taylor

RTO/Compliance Manager

Rachel Leigh Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience teaching, designing, managing and quality auditing in the VET sector in Australia and abroad.

Rachel has a passion for using student data to inform educational reform, and assess the quality of VET service provision.  With a background in second language education, Rachel has a strong focus on supporting Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills development and promoting professional development for trainers in how to adapt their practises to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.  

As an avid VET practitioner who regularly provides professional development webinars and training workshops across state/territory and national platforms, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table in discussing VET issues and directions for the professionalisation and promotion of VET as the underpinning educational sector for career and vocational outcomes both nationally and internationally.

Also speaking at:

Your Way: The Student Support Spectrum


Tuesday, 4 June 2024

10:45am (AEST: QLD) - 11:00am (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
11:00am (AEST: QLD) - 12:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Rachel-Leigh Taylor before the session, please email

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