Conference Program

2022 Australian VET Conference

01 Aug
Javier Amaro Javier Amaro

Managing Training and Assessment Practices

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

BREAK - AFTERNOON TEA

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Javier Amaro Javier Amaro

Managing Training and Assessment Practices

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

BREAK - LUNCH

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Javier Amaro Javier Amaro

Managing Training and Assessment Practices

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

BREAK - MORNING TEA

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Javier Amaro Javier Amaro

Managing Training and Assessment Practices

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney
01 Aug
Marc Ratcliffe Marc Ratcliffe,

Creative Training Techniques

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Other Speakers

Jason Ash

BREAK - AFTERNOON TEA

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Marc Ratcliffe Marc Ratcliffe,

Creative Training Techniques

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Other Speakers

Jason Ash

BREAK - LUNCH

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Marc Ratcliffe Marc Ratcliffe,

Creative Training Techniques

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Other Speakers

Jason Ash

BREAK - MORNING TEA

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Marc Ratcliffe Marc Ratcliffe,

Creative Training Techniques

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Other Speakers

Jason Ash
02 Aug
Christina Bolger Christina Bolger,

Updates from ASQA

9:00 AM - 9:35 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Other Speakers

Saxon Rice
Javier Amaro Javier Amaro

Connecting compliance with quality

During this presentation, Javier will provide examples where meeting compliance requirements can create better training and assessment outcomes, and therefore improve quality. The speaker will take you through a journey starting by accepting compliance as a quality challenge rather than a bureaucratic hurdle. RTO operations will be analysed and assessed against symbolic, formal, strategic and over compliance modes. You will learn the three Ts to compliance: Transparency, Truth, and Trust, and will walk away with new ideas to tackle the necessary evil.
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Dr.  Deniese Cox Dr. Deniese Cox

Effects of different video feed formats

This will be an interactive session where Deniese will present practical findings from current research about different video formats. You’ll hear the student perspective as well as observed differences in learning outcomes. This session is highly relevant for all educators who utilize instructional video content or live online sessions in their work.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Nic Thomas Nic Thomas

How to tie training

Delivery of information is not a guarantee for retention. Learning needs to be ‘tied’ to promote development. This session will practically address how training design, delivery and assessments can be enhanced through learner centric considerations.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Chemène Sinson Chemène Sinson

Competence – what, why and how

VET is competency-based. But what does competency really mean? In this interactive presentation, Chemène will cover the What, Why and How of competency. She will start by defining competency, then will break down this definition so you can identify diverse aspects of competency and how these intersect. Ultimately, the session will answer the question, “How can I use my understanding of ‘competency’ to enhance my work as a VET practitioner?”
2:45 PM - 3:20 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Troy Williams Troy Williams

RTOs Driving Workforce Productivity

The new Australian Government has a strong focus on workforce productivity in order to address the skills shortage and to increase real wages.  The data is clear, it will be independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that will deliver the skills training required to bring about the sought changes to workforce productivity.  Hear about the data being used to build connections between the Australian Government’s ambition and your RTO, and how the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) uses student experiences to drive growth in the sector.
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Paul Walsh Paul Walsh

Digital transformation, Challenges and Opportunities for RTO’s

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the rapid acceleration of digital transformation across the economy, with reports of 10 years of progress in a little over 2 years. New technologies and automation are changing jobs and the skills needed to perform those jobs. The Australian training sector has a critical role to play in upskilling and reskilling the existing workforce to keep pace with the digital demand. What are the challenges and opportunities as together we face the impacts of digital transformation? What do RTO’s need to know so they can meet the current and future skills needs of the workforce, employers and their own organisations?
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Drinks

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
03 Aug
Marc Ratcliffe Marc Ratcliffe

Managing training across different generations

Managing an increasingly diverse learning group is one the major issues facing trainers and assessors today. The way people learn has changed a lot in the last 50 years and in this interactive presentation, participants will obtain some fresh insights into how other generations learn and what can be done to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages. This session will provide specific guidance on the approaches, strategies and techniques that are best suited to each generation and will also explore practical ways that work for everyone.
9:00 AM - 9:35 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Tracie Parisi Tracie Parisi,

The Winning Edge - Creating A Game Changing Student Acquisition System

In this session you will discover: The critical success factors to winning campaign creation, How to position your business as the obvious RTO of choice, Intuitive automations that build trust on autopilot and increase the bandwidth of your team, The fortunes in effortless follow up automations.
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Other Speakers

Simeon Cryer
Laurie Kelly Laurie Kelly

Connecting Learner’s Brains for the Learning

In this workshop expect to experience simple ideas and techniques that will work in both the face to face and virtual worlds. Irrespective of content, it is about connection and how you can connect with the learners to help them connect their brains into the learning. Be prepared to be involved, have fun, and be challenged to look at ways you could make your delivery even more Brain friendly to cement the learning.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Dan Hill Dr. Dan Hill

Choosing technology platforms to deliver learning content – a case study

There are over 100 published learning platforms available for content developers and training organisations. With concerns about compatibility, student engagement, monitoring and compliance. In this session Dan will look into one case study that has addressed these concerns through trial and error to arrive at a solid balance.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Dr Mo Kader Dr Mo Kader

International compliance & quality standards

In this presentation a summary of the salient aspects of international education standards will be reviewed and contrasted with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These international standards will be interpreted in the context of Australia's world-class vocational education system and the position of Australian RTO's and standards within the global education market. International market developments relevant to Australian RTO's will also be discussed including the drivers of quality in vocational education and the lessons learned from other jurisdictions with regard to compliance and quality benchmarks.
2:45 PM - 3:20 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney
Peter Doukas Peter Doukas

ASQA’s new regulatory regime – future planning your RTO

In 2022, ASQA started implementing its new regulatory framework. Many providers have found themselves in a far better position. However, there are circumstances where providers are at a significant disadvantage in their dealings with the regulator. This presentation will examine the ways providers can minimize their risks stemming from compliance events under the new framework and ensure they are best placed to ensure profitability post COVID.
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM Rydges World Square, Sydney

Pre Conference Workshops

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Session
Speaker(s)
Time
Room
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Managing Training and Assessment Practices


Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating training and assessment practices it’s the most critical process for RTO’s operations. 

Successful RTOs are able to align training and assessment with compliance requirements, learners, and industry needs. But, how can we ensure the effectiveness of our strategies? This workshop has been designed based on RTO’s best practices, and it’s delivered by an experienced RTO manager and auditor: Javier Amaro.

You will be presented with multiple case studies, samples of effective practices, and a proven method to manage training and assessment practices efficiently and in compliance with the Standards for RTOs.

During the workshop all aspects of the RTO training and assessment practices will be discussed, including amount of training, learner needs, entry requirements, industry engagement, training facilities, training and assessment resources (including human resources), training schedule, and self-assurance processes.

Javier Amaro
9:00AM - 04:00PM
Room 1
2
Creative Training Techniques

This workshop aims to provide a continuing professional development opportunity for existing trainers to hone their skills in an ever-changing teaching and learning landscape. It highlights creative training techniques and approaches that are supported by evidence-based research and is delivered in a dynamic and engaging way to model the methods that work. Specifically, it explores some of the traditional functions in delivering training with fresh eyes (providing both tangible actions and food for thought) and tackles emerging topics such as the use of brain science in learning and development and how to create learning that sticks in both a face-to-face capacity as well as within virtual training.
Marc Ratcliffe, Jason Ash
9:00AM - 04:00PM
Room 2

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