Keynote speaker Fiona Kerr



Dr Fiona Kerr

Dr Fiona Kerr is a prominent thought leader who consults globally in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, complex systems dynamics, human connectivity and the impacts of technologisation.

She is the founder of The NeuroTech Institute, an independent, multi-disciplinary body working at the intersection of neuroscience, emerging technology and ethical practice.

Her qualifications include cognitive neuroscience, complex systems engineering, psychology and anthropology, with more than thirty five years of industry experience.

Fiona advises organisations ranging from Defence and Cirque du Soleil to Finland’s AI steering committee. She is an adjunct at Adelaide University, a Research Fellow at SAHMRI and an international speaker.

Gabrielle Kelly

Ms Gabrielle Kelly

Ms Gabrielle Kelly is recognised as a global leader in the implementation of a life-course approach to human development and building wellbeing at scale, within an evidence-based framework.

She is invited to speak globally about the practical application of wellbeing at scale and the ever-expanding body of research knowledge. She has been appointed by the UAE World Government Summit to the Global Wellbeing Cross-Cutting Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of interdisciplinary decision makers from governments, international organisations, academia, and the private sector to advance the creative implementation of the 17 SDGs at national and global levels through wellbeing policy, measurement, science, practice, and initiatives.

The interdisciplinary commitment of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is a product of Ms Kelly’s broad global engagement as a thought leader, film-maker and digital media executive as well as the vision she brought to the Centre. She led the innovative Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program (2009-14) driving significant and sustained political and social change in advanced manufacturing, early childhood education, city design, ageing and wellbeing. The integration of global best practice within a collaboration of influential public and private sector local leaders, to achieve rapid implementation of new policy ideas, was the hallmark of the program under her leadership.

Ms Kelly is the Founding Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI and is on the board of the Australian National Development Index organisation.

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE PD WORKSHOPS
10.30Registration & exhibition open (TAFE SA Adelaide campus) 
PROGRAM - PD workshops
11.00

Workshop 1


Australian VET returns on investment
Genevieve Knight, Lisel O’Dwyer & Phil Loveder, NCVER


At many levels, people want to understand ‘what’s in it for them’ from their investment in training; including individuals, employers, governments and training providers. Understanding the costs, benefits and returns to vocational education and training is seen by many stakeholders as a ‘top priority’ for action.


This presentation is provided in two parts. It firstly introduces a framework for better understanding return on investment (ROI) from VET for individuals, business and the broader economy, and notes that these returns are not independent of each other and that there are important flow-on effects.

It then showcases recent work undertaken by the NCVER using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census data which estimates Australian ROI for VET Certificates III and above. It uses a method previously adopted for published Higher Education estimates and discusses both the findings and the special tailoring needed for truthfully representing features of Australian VET.


Download for workshop participants:

Lifetime earnings comparison group (57KB Excel)

Workshop 2


Exploring data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)
Ronnie Semo & Olivia Gu, NCVER 

For over 20 years the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) have provided researchers, policy makers and education practitioners with a valuable resource capturing the pathways of young people as they make their way from school to post-school education and training and into the workforce.


LSAY covers topics relating to education, employment, living arrangements and wellbeing and includes information that isn’t captured by administrative data such as attitudes, engagement, satisfaction and soft skills. To date, more than 60,000 young people have participated in LSAY across six distinct cohorts, providing users with a vast evidence base for exploring youth transitions over the decades.


This workshop will introduce participants to LSAY and the many resources available to help use and understand the data. Particular focus will be given to LSAY data tools that give users quick access to survey results, which can be easily filtered by a range of demographic variables and used to explore changes over time. These tools will be demonstrated ‘hands on’ and provide participants with opportunities to work through examples, explore the data and ask questions.

12.30Light snack break 
13.00

Workshop 3


DIGITAL SKILLS
(Three 20 minute presentations plus 30 minutes discussion)


Digital skills in the workplace
Anne Alkema, Industry Training Federation, New Zealand

In 2017, ITF noticed an increasing demand from employers to improve the digital skills of workers in lower-skilled jobs. What does digital literacy mean for these workers? How can it be measured? This session will discuss the methods and findings of research into this topic, and will invite discussion on a new digital skills maturity framework developed as a result.


Digital literacy is important
Anitza Geneve, TAFE Queensland

Digital literacy, digital skills and capabilities are vital for both Australian and international workers, both now and in the future. This session will explore a series of questions, including: What are digital skills? What value do international digital literacy frameworks have to offer?  How do 21st century employability skills such as problem-solving fit in?


Skilling students in new and emerging learning environments
Kathryn McGilvray, eLearning Educational Solutions Pty Ltd

This session will provide insights into the migration from paper-based learning to eLearning for the Certificate III in Cabinetry. It will explore expectations around the implementation of eLearning, including accessibility, the digital capability of students and trainers, the impact of the new learning environment, and what technologies could be used to deliver this type of training in the future.

Workshop 4


Understanding and using our data products and tools: region, industry and more!
Toni Cavallaro & Daryl Fischer, NCVER 


NCVER’s host of innovative data products and tools help users get the most out of their data.


In this workshop we will demonstrate a number of these products including data from the Atlas of total VET tool that allows users to view data by specific data region.


We will also take you on a tour of our VET students by industry data visualisation product and show examples of our infographics and other tools.


You’ll learn how to access and analyse data using these tools and get a sneak preview of some future data products!

14.30Light snack break 
15.00

Workshop 5


ADVANCING VET PEDAGOGY
(Three 20 minute presentations plus 30 minutes discussion)


The influences online VET teachers report constrain their practice and prevent student-centred pedagogy
Deniese Cox, Griffith University

This research has collected data via surveys, observation and interviews with VET teachers who conduct their courses fully online. This session will offer guidance on what constraints need to be alleviated for these teachers so they can implement more student-centred practices.


VET Disability Awareness eTraining - enhancing the student journey
Jen Cousins, TAFE SA & Darlene McLennan, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program

While VET teachers are trained in meeting the individual needs of students with disability, there is little education about how to effectively empower students with disability to achieve positive education outcomes. This session offers information on key considerations and practices, how to access the eTraining resource, and how it can be used to build capabilities and enhance VET practice.


Lifelong learning: a tale of one trainer's journey
Alan Maguire, On Target Work Skills

Join Alan as he shares his incredible journey of lifelong learning and discovery as a trainer. What has changed over the years? What skills are needed to deliver quality training in today’s changing workplaces? This presentation will cover his research since 1986 and introduce the methodology being used to identify what trainer skills will be needed in the future.

Workshop 6


VOCEDplus: resource discovery to support practitioners
Rose-Anne Polvere & Kelly Frazer, NCVER


Skilling the workers of the future is becoming increasingly challenging for practitioners due to rapid changes in technology and an explosion of online information.


As practitioners working in this environment, how do you find high quality, relevant information the enable you to develop and guide the student journey? The answer is VOCEDplus.


This workshop is aimed at teaching and learning practitioners and managers working in the sector who are looking for authoritative, current (and older, well respected) information to inform teaching and learning practice, assessment, and planning of content and delivery systems.


The workshop will explore value-added resources on VOCEDplus aimed at practitioners, such as the new VET practitioners’ resource and the refreshed Pod Network which provide instant and convenient access to relevant information.


Scenarios based on potential information needs of both practitioners and education managers will be used to build awareness and understanding of how the resources and services available via VOCEDplus can support and build confidence in both practice and educational planning and decision making.

16.30Bus departs for Welcome Reception at TAFE SA Tonsley campus
17.15Arrive at Welcome Reception proudly sponsored by the National Wine Centre of Australia
18.45Bus departs for TAFE SA Adelaide campus
CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAY 1
08.00Registration and exhibition open  (TAFE SA Adelaide campus)
08.40 Walk to University of South Australia (City West, Barbara Hanrahan Building, Room BH2-09
09.00Welcome to Country: Proud Kaurna man Tamaru
09.05Ministerial address: Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash, Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
09.20Ministerial address: The Hon David Pisoni MP, South Australian Government Minister for Innovation and Skills
09.30NCVER welcome address: Mr Simon Walker, Managing Director, NCVER
09.35Co-host welcome address: Mr David Coltman, Chief Executive, TAFE SA 
09.45Keynote address: Dr Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, University of Adelaide - The dance with technology: how do we ensure we lead?
10.30Morning tea proudly sponsored by the Independent Tertiary Education Conference 2019  (ITECA)
 POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 

Upgrade and update
Chris Ho, Chisholm Institute

Exploring best practices to develop creativity in VET
Md Aftabuzzaman, Melbourne Polytechnic

Life at 24: then & now
Olivia Gu, Ronnie Semo & Kate Dowling, NCVER

Collaborative teaching model to amalgamate vocational education skills into tertiary programs
Shweta Singh, University of Queensland

  LIFE SKILLS SUPPORTING STUDENTS YOUNG PEOPLEWORKFORCE/EMPLOYMENT
11.15

Life skills for a digital future
Morteza Hajizadeh & Kevin O'Leary, Australian Industry Standards

Help! I'm starting tertiary study — now what?
Allyson Dutschke, University of Adelaide & TAFE SA

Insights from 20 years of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
Cameron Forrest, NCVER

Supporting workforces during industry transition
Brett Hall, Jobs Queensland

12.00

The 4th Industrial Revolution and VET: the relevance of entrepreneurship education in Australia

Wendy Perry, Workforce BluePrint

Evaluating the effectiveness of support interventions for adult dyslexic learners in multiple tertiary learning environments

Michael Styles, Primary Industry Training Organisation

Preparing HSC VET students for work placement — go2workplacement an online work placement preparation program

Brendan Gembitsky, NSW Department of Education

Unaccredited training: why employers use it and does it meet their skill needs?

Ian White, NCVER

12.45Lunch
13.30

Provision of foundation skills by community education providers in regional Australia — what does it look like and does it help get people into VET?

Lisel O'Dwyer, NCVER & Evelyn Goodwin, Community Colleges Australia

The student journey — building resilience as a key life skill

Amanda Torr, Te Runanganui o Te Atiawa & Hinemoa Priest, WelTec

School-to-work transitions of youth in Australia: a sequence analysis approach using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

Emerick Chew, NCVER

Shaping the skills of our future workforce

Sharon Robertson, IBSA

14.15

Employability skills: have we had it wrong?

Kate Perkins, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Investing in our future: how can educators identify and minimise students' detrimental individual differences while strengthening their positive characteristics?

Cameron Williams, Black Dog Institute (University of New South Wales) 
NCVER EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER SCHOLARSHIP

Recognition of structured workplace learning for senior secondary students undertaking VET

Daryl Sutton, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

An industry training organisation perspective of strategic planning for future workplace learning and assessment innovation in New Zealand

Reena Patel, The Skills Organisation, New Zealand

15.00Let's celebrate! VOCEDplus 30th Birthday special afternoon tea proudly sponsored by AVETRA 
15.45

Just what skills are required for life

Serryn O'Regan, Evolve College

GRAD SHOW — preparing graduates for life in the creative industries

Monica Davidson, Creative Plus Business Group Pty Ltd

Case studies of good practice in parent engagement in career education

Lauren Renshaw, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

A longitudinal study of students' experiences and outcomes: attracting and retaining individuals to the aged care and hospitality sectors

Melinda Brown, SkillsIQ

16.30

Embedding learner capabilities and using the I am Capable online validation tool to create the most employable graduates in NZ

Andy Kilsby & Amber Paterson, Otago Polytechnic

The different journeys taken by international VET students

Steve Nerlich, Australian Government Department of Education and Training 

School-based apprenticeships providing a gateway to further education and employment

Karen Coulston & Karen White, Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Preparing our workforce for the future: putting the 'New Work Mindset' into action

Alex Snow, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) & Belinda Kim, South West TAFE

17.15Concurrent sessions conclude
18.10 Bus departs for Conference dinner (TAFE SA Regency campus)
18.30Conference dinner (Graduates Restaurant, Regency International Centre)
Dinner speaker: Glenn Cooper AM, Chairman Coopers Brewery
22.30Conference dinner concludes
22.35 Bus departs for TAFE SA Adelaide campus

* Speakers and presentations are subject to change

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAY 2
08.30Registration and exhibition open (TAFE SA Adelaide campus)
  APPRENTICES & TRAINEES TRAINING & ASSESSMENT ACCESS & EQUITY SKILLS & JOBS
09.00

doorways2construction — a pathway success?

Marie Paterson & Eric Parnis, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Training - a stepping stone towards workplace competency, but not the full journey

Michael Hartman, Skills Impact

Student choice and lifelong learning: who you gonna call?

Don Zoellner, Charles Darwin University

Are skill sets booming? Use and utility of skill sets

John Stanwick, NCVER

09.45

Apprentices' perceptions of their supported acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills

Liam Frost-Camilleri, Federation University Australia

Looking inside — new tools for training package transparency

Michael Wyndham, Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Preparing students for gender equity in the workplace of tomorrow

Donna Bridges, Charles Sturt University

Rethinking the link between study and jobs

Elizabeth Knight & Emma-Jane McCarroll, Education Services Australia

10.30Morning tea proudly sponsored by the Independent Tertiary Education Conference 2019 (ITECA)
11.00

Employers' perspectives of the benefits and barriers to women in trades and what needs to change

Mark Williams, Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) 
NCVER RESEARCHER SCHOLARSHIP

The RPL candidate — a neglected stakeholder

Deb Carr, Think About Learning & Dr Helen Smith, RMIT Consultant & CDU University Fellow
VDC PRACTITIONER SCHOLARSHIP

Factoring in equality of opportunity: a case study of Western Sydney VET

Don Perlgut & Evelyn Goodwin, Community Colleges Australia

Skilling up: intervention strategies for career development

Andrea Rivett, Wise Employment t/a Interskills

11.45

Harnessing social and cultural capital for life skills — women who 'can talk the tools' and 'walk the work'!

Elizabeth Wulff, Charles Sturt University

The significance of higher vocational education in Australia

Shaun Rawolle, Deakin University 

Occupational outcomes’ influence on students’ choices of higher vocational education in Australia

Stephen Parker, University of Glasgow & Elizabeth Knight, Monash University

The future workforce requires a change of mindset

Andrew Hardiman, Department of Education Victoria

12.30Lunch
13.00 Walk to University of South Australia (City West, Barbara Hanrahan Building, Room BH2-09)
13.15

Panel discussion: Lifelong learning: VET’s role now and into the future

  • Anthony Kittel, Chief Executive Officer, REDARC Electronics
  • Tom Cleghorn, Manager Workforce Development, Resthaven
  • Shannon Baldock, Electrical Lecturer, TAFE SA
  • Rachelle Boyle, Events Planning Coordinator, Adelaide Convention Centre

Facilitated by broadcast journalist Steve Davis, this panel discussion is not to be missed!

14.00

Keynote address: Ms Gabrielle Kelly, Founding Director of SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre - Why psychological wellbeing and resilience is critical for modern vocational education systems and what to do about it quickly

14.45Conference wrap-up, closing remarks and 2020 co-host announcement
15.00Conference close

*Speakers and presentations are subject to change

REGISTRATION FEE  
This year we are offering a range of registrations options.   
Conference Package A (includes the Welcome Reception)  $380  
Conference Package B (includes the Welcome Reception & Conference Dinner) $460  
Conference Package C (includes the Welcome Reception & Pre-conference PD Workshops) $480SOLD OUT
Conference Package D (includes the Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner & Pre-conference PD Workshops) $500SOLD OUT


For more information and to register please visit the conference registration page.


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Keynotes

Keynote speaker Fiona Kerr



Dr Fiona Kerr

Dr Fiona Kerr is a prominent thought leader who consults globally in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, complex systems dynamics, human connectivity and the impacts of technologisation.

She is the founder of The NeuroTech Institute, an independent, multi-disciplinary body working at the intersection of neuroscience, emerging technology and ethical practice.

Her qualifications include cognitive neuroscience, complex systems engineering, psychology and anthropology, with more than thirty five years of industry experience.

Fiona advises organisations ranging from Defence and Cirque du Soleil to Finland’s AI steering committee. She is an adjunct at Adelaide University, a Research Fellow at SAHMRI and an international speaker.

Gabrielle Kelly

Ms Gabrielle Kelly

Ms Gabrielle Kelly is recognised as a global leader in the implementation of a life-course approach to human development and building wellbeing at scale, within an evidence-based framework.

She is invited to speak globally about the practical application of wellbeing at scale and the ever-expanding body of research knowledge. She has been appointed by the UAE World Government Summit to the Global Wellbeing Cross-Cutting Council on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of interdisciplinary decision makers from governments, international organisations, academia, and the private sector to advance the creative implementation of the 17 SDGs at national and global levels through wellbeing policy, measurement, science, practice, and initiatives.

The interdisciplinary commitment of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre is a product of Ms Kelly’s broad global engagement as a thought leader, film-maker and digital media executive as well as the vision she brought to the Centre. She led the innovative Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Program (2009-14) driving significant and sustained political and social change in advanced manufacturing, early childhood education, city design, ageing and wellbeing. The integration of global best practice within a collaboration of influential public and private sector local leaders, to achieve rapid implementation of new policy ideas, was the hallmark of the program under her leadership.

Ms Kelly is the Founding Director of the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI and is on the board of the Australian National Development Index organisation.

Wednesday 10 July

OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE PD WORKSHOPS
10.30Registration & exhibition open (TAFE SA Adelaide campus) 
PROGRAM - PD workshops
11.00

Workshop 1


Australian VET returns on investment
Genevieve Knight, Lisel O’Dwyer & Phil Loveder, NCVER


At many levels, people want to understand ‘what’s in it for them’ from their investment in training; including individuals, employers, governments and training providers. Understanding the costs, benefits and returns to vocational education and training is seen by many stakeholders as a ‘top priority’ for action.


This presentation is provided in two parts. It firstly introduces a framework for better understanding return on investment (ROI) from VET for individuals, business and the broader economy, and notes that these returns are not independent of each other and that there are important flow-on effects.

It then showcases recent work undertaken by the NCVER using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census data which estimates Australian ROI for VET Certificates III and above. It uses a method previously adopted for published Higher Education estimates and discusses both the findings and the special tailoring needed for truthfully representing features of Australian VET.


Download for workshop participants:

Lifetime earnings comparison group (57KB Excel)

Workshop 2


Exploring data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)
Ronnie Semo & Olivia Gu, NCVER 

For over 20 years the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) have provided researchers, policy makers and education practitioners with a valuable resource capturing the pathways of young people as they make their way from school to post-school education and training and into the workforce.


LSAY covers topics relating to education, employment, living arrangements and wellbeing and includes information that isn’t captured by administrative data such as attitudes, engagement, satisfaction and soft skills. To date, more than 60,000 young people have participated in LSAY across six distinct cohorts, providing users with a vast evidence base for exploring youth transitions over the decades.


This workshop will introduce participants to LSAY and the many resources available to help use and understand the data. Particular focus will be given to LSAY data tools that give users quick access to survey results, which can be easily filtered by a range of demographic variables and used to explore changes over time. These tools will be demonstrated ‘hands on’ and provide participants with opportunities to work through examples, explore the data and ask questions.

12.30Light snack break 
13.00

Workshop 3


DIGITAL SKILLS
(Three 20 minute presentations plus 30 minutes discussion)


Digital skills in the workplace
Anne Alkema, Industry Training Federation, New Zealand

In 2017, ITF noticed an increasing demand from employers to improve the digital skills of workers in lower-skilled jobs. What does digital literacy mean for these workers? How can it be measured? This session will discuss the methods and findings of research into this topic, and will invite discussion on a new digital skills maturity framework developed as a result.


Digital literacy is important
Anitza Geneve, TAFE Queensland

Digital literacy, digital skills and capabilities are vital for both Australian and international workers, both now and in the future. This session will explore a series of questions, including: What are digital skills? What value do international digital literacy frameworks have to offer?  How do 21st century employability skills such as problem-solving fit in?


Skilling students in new and emerging learning environments
Kathryn McGilvray, eLearning Educational Solutions Pty Ltd

This session will provide insights into the migration from paper-based learning to eLearning for the Certificate III in Cabinetry. It will explore expectations around the implementation of eLearning, including accessibility, the digital capability of students and trainers, the impact of the new learning environment, and what technologies could be used to deliver this type of training in the future.

Workshop 4


Understanding and using our data products and tools: region, industry and more!
Toni Cavallaro & Daryl Fischer, NCVER 


NCVER’s host of innovative data products and tools help users get the most out of their data.


In this workshop we will demonstrate a number of these products including data from the Atlas of total VET tool that allows users to view data by specific data region.


We will also take you on a tour of our VET students by industry data visualisation product and show examples of our infographics and other tools.


You’ll learn how to access and analyse data using these tools and get a sneak preview of some future data products!

14.30Light snack break 
15.00

Workshop 5


ADVANCING VET PEDAGOGY
(Three 20 minute presentations plus 30 minutes discussion)


The influences online VET teachers report constrain their practice and prevent student-centred pedagogy
Deniese Cox, Griffith University

This research has collected data via surveys, observation and interviews with VET teachers who conduct their courses fully online. This session will offer guidance on what constraints need to be alleviated for these teachers so they can implement more student-centred practices.


VET Disability Awareness eTraining - enhancing the student journey
Jen Cousins, TAFE SA & Darlene McLennan, National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program

While VET teachers are trained in meeting the individual needs of students with disability, there is little education about how to effectively empower students with disability to achieve positive education outcomes. This session offers information on key considerations and practices, how to access the eTraining resource, and how it can be used to build capabilities and enhance VET practice.


Lifelong learning: a tale of one trainer's journey
Alan Maguire, On Target Work Skills

Join Alan as he shares his incredible journey of lifelong learning and discovery as a trainer. What has changed over the years? What skills are needed to deliver quality training in today’s changing workplaces? This presentation will cover his research since 1986 and introduce the methodology being used to identify what trainer skills will be needed in the future.

Workshop 6


VOCEDplus: resource discovery to support practitioners
Rose-Anne Polvere & Kelly Frazer, NCVER


Skilling the workers of the future is becoming increasingly challenging for practitioners due to rapid changes in technology and an explosion of online information.


As practitioners working in this environment, how do you find high quality, relevant information the enable you to develop and guide the student journey? The answer is VOCEDplus.


This workshop is aimed at teaching and learning practitioners and managers working in the sector who are looking for authoritative, current (and older, well respected) information to inform teaching and learning practice, assessment, and planning of content and delivery systems.


The workshop will explore value-added resources on VOCEDplus aimed at practitioners, such as the new VET practitioners’ resource and the refreshed Pod Network which provide instant and convenient access to relevant information.


Scenarios based on potential information needs of both practitioners and education managers will be used to build awareness and understanding of how the resources and services available via VOCEDplus can support and build confidence in both practice and educational planning and decision making.

16.30Bus departs for Welcome Reception at TAFE SA Tonsley campus
17.15Arrive at Welcome Reception proudly sponsored by the National Wine Centre of Australia
18.45Bus departs for TAFE SA Adelaide campus

Thursday 11 July

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAY 1
08.00Registration and exhibition open  (TAFE SA Adelaide campus)
08.40 Walk to University of South Australia (City West, Barbara Hanrahan Building, Room BH2-09
09.00Welcome to Country: Proud Kaurna man Tamaru
09.05Ministerial address: Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash, Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
09.20Ministerial address: The Hon David Pisoni MP, South Australian Government Minister for Innovation and Skills
09.30NCVER welcome address: Mr Simon Walker, Managing Director, NCVER
09.35Co-host welcome address: Mr David Coltman, Chief Executive, TAFE SA 
09.45Keynote address: Dr Fiona Kerr, Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist, University of Adelaide - The dance with technology: how do we ensure we lead?
10.30Morning tea proudly sponsored by the Independent Tertiary Education Conference 2019  (ITECA)
 POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 

Upgrade and update
Chris Ho, Chisholm Institute

Exploring best practices to develop creativity in VET
Md Aftabuzzaman, Melbourne Polytechnic

Life at 24: then & now
Olivia Gu, Ronnie Semo & Kate Dowling, NCVER

Collaborative teaching model to amalgamate vocational education skills into tertiary programs
Shweta Singh, University of Queensland

  LIFE SKILLS SUPPORTING STUDENTS YOUNG PEOPLEWORKFORCE/EMPLOYMENT
11.15

Life skills for a digital future
Morteza Hajizadeh & Kevin O'Leary, Australian Industry Standards

Help! I'm starting tertiary study — now what?
Allyson Dutschke, University of Adelaide & TAFE SA

Insights from 20 years of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
Cameron Forrest, NCVER

Supporting workforces during industry transition
Brett Hall, Jobs Queensland

12.00

The 4th Industrial Revolution and VET: the relevance of entrepreneurship education in Australia

Wendy Perry, Workforce BluePrint

Evaluating the effectiveness of support interventions for adult dyslexic learners in multiple tertiary learning environments

Michael Styles, Primary Industry Training Organisation

Preparing HSC VET students for work placement — go2workplacement an online work placement preparation program

Brendan Gembitsky, NSW Department of Education

Unaccredited training: why employers use it and does it meet their skill needs?

Ian White, NCVER

12.45Lunch
13.30

Provision of foundation skills by community education providers in regional Australia — what does it look like and does it help get people into VET?

Lisel O'Dwyer, NCVER & Evelyn Goodwin, Community Colleges Australia

The student journey — building resilience as a key life skill

Amanda Torr, Te Runanganui o Te Atiawa & Hinemoa Priest, WelTec

School-to-work transitions of youth in Australia: a sequence analysis approach using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

Emerick Chew, NCVER

Shaping the skills of our future workforce

Sharon Robertson, IBSA

14.15

Employability skills: have we had it wrong?

Kate Perkins, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Investing in our future: how can educators identify and minimise students' detrimental individual differences while strengthening their positive characteristics?

Cameron Williams, Black Dog Institute (University of New South Wales) 
NCVER EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER SCHOLARSHIP

Recognition of structured workplace learning for senior secondary students undertaking VET

Daryl Sutton, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

An industry training organisation perspective of strategic planning for future workplace learning and assessment innovation in New Zealand

Reena Patel, The Skills Organisation, New Zealand

15.00Let's celebrate! VOCEDplus 30th Birthday special afternoon tea proudly sponsored by AVETRA 
15.45

Just what skills are required for life

Serryn O'Regan, Evolve College

GRAD SHOW — preparing graduates for life in the creative industries

Monica Davidson, Creative Plus Business Group Pty Ltd

Case studies of good practice in parent engagement in career education

Lauren Renshaw, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

A longitudinal study of students' experiences and outcomes: attracting and retaining individuals to the aged care and hospitality sectors

Melinda Brown, SkillsIQ

16.30

Embedding learner capabilities and using the I am Capable online validation tool to create the most employable graduates in NZ

Andy Kilsby & Amber Paterson, Otago Polytechnic

The different journeys taken by international VET students

Steve Nerlich, Australian Government Department of Education and Training 

School-based apprenticeships providing a gateway to further education and employment

Karen Coulston & Karen White, Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Preparing our workforce for the future: putting the 'New Work Mindset' into action

Alex Snow, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) & Belinda Kim, South West TAFE

17.15Concurrent sessions conclude
18.10 Bus departs for Conference dinner (TAFE SA Regency campus)
18.30Conference dinner (Graduates Restaurant, Regency International Centre)
Dinner speaker: Glenn Cooper AM, Chairman Coopers Brewery
22.30Conference dinner concludes
22.35 Bus departs for TAFE SA Adelaide campus

* Speakers and presentations are subject to change

Friday 12 July

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAY 2
08.30Registration and exhibition open (TAFE SA Adelaide campus)
  APPRENTICES & TRAINEES TRAINING & ASSESSMENT ACCESS & EQUITY SKILLS & JOBS
09.00

doorways2construction — a pathway success?

Marie Paterson & Eric Parnis, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Training - a stepping stone towards workplace competency, but not the full journey

Michael Hartman, Skills Impact

Student choice and lifelong learning: who you gonna call?

Don Zoellner, Charles Darwin University

Are skill sets booming? Use and utility of skill sets

John Stanwick, NCVER

09.45

Apprentices' perceptions of their supported acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills

Liam Frost-Camilleri, Federation University Australia

Looking inside — new tools for training package transparency

Michael Wyndham, Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Preparing students for gender equity in the workplace of tomorrow

Donna Bridges, Charles Sturt University

Rethinking the link between study and jobs

Elizabeth Knight & Emma-Jane McCarroll, Education Services Australia

10.30Morning tea proudly sponsored by the Independent Tertiary Education Conference 2019 (ITECA)
11.00

Employers' perspectives of the benefits and barriers to women in trades and what needs to change

Mark Williams, Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) 
NCVER RESEARCHER SCHOLARSHIP

The RPL candidate — a neglected stakeholder

Deb Carr, Think About Learning & Dr Helen Smith, RMIT Consultant & CDU University Fellow
VDC PRACTITIONER SCHOLARSHIP

Factoring in equality of opportunity: a case study of Western Sydney VET

Don Perlgut & Evelyn Goodwin, Community Colleges Australia

Skilling up: intervention strategies for career development

Andrea Rivett, Wise Employment t/a Interskills

11.45

Harnessing social and cultural capital for life skills — women who 'can talk the tools' and 'walk the work'!

Elizabeth Wulff, Charles Sturt University

The significance of higher vocational education in Australia

Shaun Rawolle, Deakin University 

Occupational outcomes’ influence on students’ choices of higher vocational education in Australia

Stephen Parker, University of Glasgow & Elizabeth Knight, Monash University

The future workforce requires a change of mindset

Andrew Hardiman, Department of Education Victoria

12.30Lunch
13.00 Walk to University of South Australia (City West, Barbara Hanrahan Building, Room BH2-09)
13.15

Panel discussion: Lifelong learning: VET’s role now and into the future

  • Anthony Kittel, Chief Executive Officer, REDARC Electronics
  • Tom Cleghorn, Manager Workforce Development, Resthaven
  • Shannon Baldock, Electrical Lecturer, TAFE SA
  • Rachelle Boyle, Events Planning Coordinator, Adelaide Convention Centre

Facilitated by broadcast journalist Steve Davis, this panel discussion is not to be missed!

14.00

Keynote address: Ms Gabrielle Kelly, Founding Director of SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre - Why psychological wellbeing and resilience is critical for modern vocational education systems and what to do about it quickly

14.45Conference wrap-up, closing remarks and 2020 co-host announcement
15.00Conference close

*Speakers and presentations are subject to change