To be held on the 15 and 16 August, at the momentous Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, the 2024 VET National Teaching & Learning Conference 2024 is certainly gearing up – Don’t miss out on the Early Bird ticket offer: $565 (incl. GST) for registrations before 11 MAY 2024!!

VDC is delighted to announce that the highly revered Chemène Sinson returns as Conference MC. Chemène Sinson, specialises in education, learning and performance across various educational sectors, both within Australia and internationally. She designs and facilitates accredited and non-accredited programs for diverse industries, and helps individuals build the essential skills needed to thrive in today’s constantly evolving world of work.

This year’s Conference theme is ‘From Competence to Excellence – Strive to Inspire’ and over 2-days there will be an array of professional learning opportunities with a focus on VET practitioners, as well as a stream of sessions featuring VET applied research for other VET Sector professionals.

VDC News introduced the Keynote speakers last edition:

  • Dr Ben Hamer, Adjunct Professor, Author & Global Future of Work Expert – ‘Everything, everywhere, all at once’
  • Shelley Ware, Education Consultant, Author & Teacher – ‘Culture is Life’
  • Dr Lauren Burns OAM, PhD, Olympic Champion, Performance & Lifestyle Consultant – ‘Elevating Potential’
  • Nevo Zisin, Transgender and Gender Diversity Storyteller, Educator & Trainer – ‘The Lowdown on Pronouns’

Now here’s a preview of who you’ll read about when you visit the conference website:

  • Vicki Abraham – ‘Getting high on passion, trust & leadership’
  • Claire Field – ‘The current state of the VET sector – and the changes that lie ahead’
  • Tony Kirton – ‘Gestural Animation (to improve learner comprehension & engagement)’
  • Sarah Phillips, Kerri Neven & Melissa Palmer – ‘Con-figuring out GPT 4 Plus – persona building to enhance outcomes’
  • Matthew Dale, Co-Founder of Audit Express & Educonomy, Tertiary Education Professional & Policy Advisor – ‘Embracing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in VET: A Pathway to Excellence & Inspiration’
  • Feren Yen, Learning & Teaching Specialist, Trauma Aware Education – ‘Trauma-Aware Education: Fostering Inclusion & Resilience in the Classroom’
  • Deborah Smith, Hospitality Teacher, TAFE QLD & WorldSkills International Expert – ‘Inspire Engagement & Excellence’
  • Dr Justin Brown, Principal Research Fellow, Tertiary Education, ACER – ‘Decoding VET workforce planning and development’
  • Dr Tabatha Griffin, Team Leader, Research & Data Analytics, NCVER & Michelle Hall, Senior Data Analyst, NCVER – ‘Student-centric analysis of training activity in VET’
  • Joanne Waugh, Senior Research Officer, NCVER – ‘Beyond the standard: motivators of high-performing RTOs’
  • Dr Anitza Geneve, Principal Consultant Student Engagement, TAFE QLD Brisbane region – ‘Digital Capability in the VET Sector: Is a framework the solution?’
  • Dr Suneeti Rekhari, Director Educational Quality, Co-chair TAFE NSW Multicultural Staff Network, Product & Quality Group – ‘Shifting the Dial from Compliance to Quality: A whole of organisation approach to enabling a culture of continuous improvement’
  • Peter Schreiner, Industry Innovation Specialist in the advanced manufacturing, MedTech, Industry 4.0 & engineering sector, TAFE NSW – ‘Empowering the Transition: Energy Storage Jobs and Skills for a Net-Zero Future’
  • Panel Discussion facilitated by Andrew Shea, Managing Director & Tertiary Education Expert, panel to be announced
  • Overview & Panel Discussion with Trevor Schwenke, CEO WorldSkills Australia (WSA) & WSA experts
  • Panel interview with Chemène Sinson & WSA Skillaroos
  • Additional Speakers

Building on the successes of previous years, ‘From Competence to Excellence – Strive to Inspire’ is designed for VET professionals to be empowered to reflect on their own practices and strive to inspire learners and student capabilities for the VET workforce.

Delegates will be able to hear from high-profile keynote speakers, engage in a range of presentations and panel discussions, and attend concurrent interactive workshops, and research sessions; it is the perfect opportunity to be inspired and expand on your role as an educator whilst networking with colleagues from across Australia.

Tickets are limited – REGISTER NOW

Contact info@vdc.edu.au for information on group bookings or visit the Conference webpage