June, 2021

21JunAll Day22Mid-Year Conference

Event Details

The AEN is holding its mid-year conference at Novotel Geelong from 21 – 22 June 2021. Over one and half days, conference guests will hear from representatives of the Commonwealth and Victorian Government.  This year’s event promises to be jammed packed with a range of topics and updates.

Members’ Registrations: Please ensure you are logged in to the AEN website to access the discounted member price.  Discount will be applied at checkout.

Accommodation: All delegates must organise their own accommodation.
Please refer to the attached Accommodation Flyer below for details on how to book accommodation. 

Registrations close 4 June 2021


    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • 21/06/2021
    • 10:30AM Welcome10:30AM - 10:40AM Speakers: Dean Luciani, Peter Treseder

    • 10.40AM National Skills Commission Update10.40AM - 11.20AM Speakers: Damien Oliver

    • 11.20AM Jobs Victoria Update11.20AM - 12.00PM Speakers: Lisa Buckingham

    • 12.00PM Employer attitudes and behaviour to skills development12.00PM - 12.40PM Speakers: Dr Lisa Fowkes

    • 12.40PM Lunch12.40PM - 1.30PM

    • 1.30PM A New Zealand perspective on VET1.30PM - 2.10PM Speakers: Josh Williams

    • 2.10PM WorldSkills' Update2.10PM - 2.50PM Speakers: Mick Prato, Trevor Schwenke

    • 2.50PM Global Apprenticeship Network Update2.50PM - 3.00PM Speakers: Gary Workman

    • 3.00PM Australian Digital Skills Analysis3.00PM - 3.30PM Speakers: Dr Peta Skujins

    • 3.30PM Afternoon tea3.30PM - 4.00PM

    • 4.00PM IR Awards Update4.00PM - 4.30PM Speakers: Janet Nicholson

    • 4.30PM Code House Software Update4.30PM - 4.40PM Speakers: Gavin Andrew

    • 4.40PM AEN Update4.40PM - 5.20PM Speakers: Gary Workman

    • 5.20PM Close - Day 15.20PM -

    • 6.30PM Pre-Dinner Drinks6.30PM - 7.00PM

    • 7.00PM Conference Dinner7.00PM - 10.00PM

    • 22/06/2021
    • 9.00AM Big Build Apprenticeships9.00AM - 10.20AM Speakers: Cameron Baker, Richard Horgan & Terry Bowditch

    • 10.20AM Morning Tea10.20AM - 11.00AM

    • 11.00AM VRQA Update11.00AM - 11.30AM Speakers: Simon Smith, Sonia Fabris

    • 11.30AM Commonwealth Apprenticeship Employment Incentives11.30AM - 11.50AM Speakers: Jarrod Cartwright

    • 11.50PM Women in Trades - Workshop11.50PM - 12.55PM Speakers: Barbara Huggins, Will Stracke

    • 12.55PM Conference close12.55PM - 1.00PM

    • 1.00PM Lunch1.00PM -


June 21 (Monday) - 22 (Tuesday)

Purchase Tickets

Novatel Geelong

Price $630.00

How many tickets? -1 +

Total Price (inc. GST) $630.00

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