On behalf of the VDC, I would like to extend our thanks to all those that made our annual conference the biggest and best in its 13 year history. Those that were in attendance last week at the RACV Torquay Resort on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria would not doubt agree. The focus of the program on Innovative Teaching Practices in VET and the extension of the program to two full days was warmly received, with a record 185 delegates attending from across Australia.

Wendy Perry was the perfect choice for MC as a highly regarded VET educator, entrepreneur and innovator, with her drive for being at the forefront of applying emerging teaching practices and facilitating immersive learning experiences evident throughout the program.

Keynote presentations from Jason Renshaw, Dr John Flett and Dr Rich Allen considered the intersection of teaching innovation and creativity with digital technology, the workplace and learner engagement. Following the popularity of last year’s debate, another great debate was held on the effectiveness of technology in the classroom, which invoked strong opinions from panellists and attendees alike.

Concurrent workshops were filled to capacity and repeated each day to ensure delegates access the workshop topics. The workshops featured popular VDC presenters as well as content experts and the keynote presenters.

A definite highlight was magician and comedian Nick Kay who provided an intermit performance at every table before delivering an outstanding performance as the Conference Dinner entertainment.

The Presentations and other highlights are now available on our website here


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Martin Powell
Chief Executive Officer