June, 2019

06JunAll Day07AEN Mid-Year Conference 6 & 7 June 2019

Event Details

AEN Mid-year Conference 6 & 7 June, RACV Goldfields Resort Registrations are now open

This year AEN is holding its mid-year conference at the RACV Goldfields Resort in Creswick on the 6 & 7 June 2019.

Over the one and half day conference guests will hear from representatives of the Victorian Government and this year’s event promises to be jammed packed with a range of topics and updates.


All delegates must organise their own accommodation. Please contact RACV Goldfields Resort on 03 5345 9600 or

go to the RACV Goldfields website  to check out the Corporate Rates. Please note that RACV service or Club members, can utilise their membership to book accommodation for even further savings.

When booking at the RACV Goldfields Resort, let them know you will be attending the conference and they will give you the conference rate. Prices start from $169.00 per night including breakfast. 


Early bird registration now open. Register below by COB 22 May 2019.

Conference Flyer

Speakers for this event

  • Angela Gaylard

    Angela Gaylard

    Collective Impact

    Collective Impact

  • Carl Walsh

    Carl Walsh

    Department of Education and Training

    Department of Education and Training

  • Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds



  • Diana McGowan

    Diana McGowan



  • Fiona Lawrie

    Fiona Lawrie

    Tradeswomen Australia

    Tradeswomen Australia

  • Gary Workman

    Gary Workman

    AEN Executive Director

    AEN Executive Director

  • James Nash

    James Nash

    Nash Training Services

    Nash Training Services

  • Janet Nicholson

    Janet Nicholson



  • Jarrod Cartwright

    Jarrod Cartwright



  • Neil Coulson

    Neil Coulson

    Victorian Skills Commissioner

    Victorian Skills Commissioner

  • Ross Reeves

    Ross Reeves

    Bunnings Warehouse

    Bunnings Warehouse

  • Steve Dargavel

    Steve Dargavel

    Labour Hire Commissioner

    Labour Hire Commissioner

  • Yossi Goldfarb

    Yossi Goldfarb

    Department of Jobs

    Department of Jobs


    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • June 6, 2019
    • 10:30am Welcome10:30am - 10.40am

    • 10:40am GTO Update10:40am - 11:20am Speakers: Carl Walsh

    • 11:20am Youth Employment Programs11:20am - 12:00pm Speakers: Jessica Ziersch, Yossi Goldfarb

    • 12:00pm Commonwealth Apprenticeship Employment Incentives 12:00pm - 12:40pm Speakers: Jarrod Cartwright

    • 12:40pm Lunch12:40pm - 1:30pm

    • 1:30pm GTO Standards Update1:30pm - 2:10pm Speakers: Diana McGowan, Simon Smith

    • 1:30pm RTO Compliance Update (Breakout Room)1:30pm - 3:30pm Speakers: James Nash

    • 2:10pm Labour Hire Commisioner Update2:10pm - 2:50pm Speakers: Steve Dargavel

    • 2:50pm Global Apprenticeship Network2:50pm - 3:30pm Speakers: Gary Workman

    • 3:30pm Afternoon Tea3:30pm - 4:00pm

    • 4:00pm IR Awards Update4:00pm - 4:40pm Speakers: Janet Nicholson

    • 4:40pm AEN Update4:40pm - 5:20pm Speakers: Gary Workman

    • 5:20pm Close Day 15:20pm - 5:20pm

    • 6:30pm Pre-Dinner Drinks6:30pm - 7:00pm

    • 7:00pm Dinner (Including apprentice ambassador)7:00pm - 10:00pm

    • June 7, 2019
    • 9:00am Victorian Skills Commissioner 9:00am - 9:50am Speakers: Neil Coulson

    • 9:50am Apprentice Powerpass9:50am - 10:20am Speakers: Ross Reeves

    • 10:20am Morning Tea10:20am - 11:00am

    • 11:00am RMIT Update11:00am - 11:20am Speakers: Debbie Reynolds

    • 11:20am Australian Apprenticeship Information Services11:20am - 11:40am

    • 11:40am Women in Trades11:40am - 12:55am Speakers: Angela Gaylard, Fiona Lawrie

    • 12:55pm Conference Close12:55pm - 1:00pm

    • 1:00pm Lunch1:00pm - 1:30pm


June 6 (Thursday) - 7 (Friday)


RACV Goldfields

1500 Midland Highway Creswick 3363

Purchase Tickets

RACV Goldfields Resort

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

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