Mentor Teachers' Online Professional Learning Program

This online professional program enhances mentor teachers’ capability in providing mentoring support to Teaching Candidates (TCs) undertaking the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Master of Teaching across all streams (Early Childhood, Early Childhood/Primary, Primary and Secondary).

The program builds skills and deepens knowledge of:

  • mentoring and the way in which the program supports TCs to achieve their learning outcomes
  • the roles and responsibilities of the mentor teacher within the clinical approach to teaching and mentoring
  • the practical application of the clinical teaching cycle and assessing teaching performance of TCs
  • the descriptive observation model which is used to observe teaching and provide feedback to TCs
  • teaching performance of TCs.

Delivery mode

  • Online
  • Approximately 10-12 hours to complete five modules

Program design features

  • Independent and self-directed learning
  • Journal writing to facilitate reflection
  • Opportunities for collaboration with peers
  • Contribution towards your VIT registration with a certificate of completion

Sessions table

2018 Sessions Registration Opens Registration Closes Module opens Module closes
Session 1 Monday, 19 February Monday, 4 March Friday, 9 March Friday, 4 May
Session 2 Monday, 23 April Monday, 14 May Friday, 18 May Friday, 13 July
Session 3 Monday, 2 July Monday, 23 July Friday, 27 July Friday, 21 September
Session 4 Monday, 10 September Monday, 1 October Friday, 5 October Friday, 30 November


  1. At the close of registration, you will be enrolled into the module and sent a confirmation email.
  2. If you miss the registration period for a session, you will be able to register for the next session when registration reopens.


Please refer to sessions table below for registration opening and closing times. To register, complete your details in the form below.