State Conference Archive

Records from past state conferences

2021 State Conference

2019 VTA State Conference

2018 VTA State Conference

Presentations

Program

2017 VTA State Conference

Presentations

Keynote Address: VET in tertiary education across Europe – state of the art, discussions and challenges (1.79 MB)

Ute Hippach-Schneider, Senior Researcher, BIBB, Germany

Mark Fidge, CEO South West TAFE (4.11 MB)

Panel: TAFE at the heart of community prosperity

Future of Work

Jan Owen, CEO Foundation for Young Australians

Program

2016 VTA State Conference

Conference program

Presentations

Welcome Address

Welcome Address (256 KB)

Gill Callister
Secretary
Department of Education and Training

Keynote Address

Start Up, Scale Up and Stay Up: the Canadian experience of Applied Research in Colleges (2.89 MB)

Dr Robert Luke
Vice President of Research and Innovation

George Brown College Toronto, Canada

NB – the book Dr Luke referenced during his presentation is The Entrepreneurial State debunking public vs. private sector myths by Mariana Mazzucato

Speaker

Understanding young students heading your way (3.15 MB)

Peter Hutton
Principal, Templestowe College

Speaker

Drivers for change in VET (1.70 MB)

Leonie Walsh
Former Lead Scientist, Victorian Government

Panel Fostering Innovation

How to create an environment where innovation happens

Innovate, Incubate, Accelerate (1.75 MB)

Vivian Vo
Program Manager, Melbourne Innovation Centre

A capacity for risk management not reckless speculation (97 KB)

Dr Marcus Powe
Entrepreneur in Residence, RMIT University

Keynote Address

VET staff and students as drivers and creators of innovative solutions for industry and our community (1.50 MB)

Dr Margaret Leonard
Manager
Research and Knowledge Transfer Ara Institute of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand

Speaker

Dealing with disruption in the VET sector (3.23 MB)  

David Platt

Co-author of Disrupted Strategy for Exponential Change

For more information and to take the Disruption Readiness Test, please go to resilientfutures.com/services/disruption-readiness-testing and click on the DRT icon.

With thanks to our sponsors

Principal sponsor: Department of Education and Training

Silver sponsors: VicSuper, Lander & Rogers, LH Martin Institute

Bronze sponsors: VDC, Worner Consulting, PwC, TechnologyOne

2015 VTA State Conference

Presentations

Dinner Speaker

Disruption & Transformation (100 KB)

Kim Williams AM,
former Chief Executive, News Corp Australia and FOXTEL.

Keynote Address

Back to the Future: Changing colleges, Changing lives (3.85 MB)

Dr David Collins CBE
Further Education Commissioner
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Government

Speaker

Chisholm case study (323 KB)

Maria Peters
CEO, Chisholm Institute

Workshops

Strategies for Change – How to move the mountain (2.94 MB)

Dr David Collins CBE
Further Education Commissioner
Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills, UK Government

Lean principles in educational delivery (1.16 MB)

Ray Griffiths
Midweek Consulting

Note Ray Griffiths’ workshop was cancelled, but his presentation has been made available.  

Panel: The Student Experience

A student centric approach (348 KB)

Frances Coppolillo
Deputy CEO & Head of Programs
Melbourne Polytechnic

A case management apporach to student success (622 KB)

Tracey Forbes
Director Education
Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Speaker

Taking international TAFE to a whole new level (1.52 MB)

Hon. Phil Honeywood
CEO
International Education Association of Australia

TAFE Queensland  transformational change (53.10 MB)

Warren Tapp
Chair
TAFE Chairs’ Australia

Panel

Changing Provider Landscape

State of the Nation (2.75 MB)

Rod Camm
CEO, Australian Council for Private Education & Training

Sponsors

Principal: Department of Education and Training

Gold: VicSuper, Slade Group
Silver: TAFE Directors Australia, TechnologyOne
Bronze: Lander & Rogers, VDC, LH Martin Institute

2014 VTA State Conference

Sponsors

VicSuper, VDC, Slade Group, TDA, Lander & Rogers

Presentations

Welcome Address

Welcome Address (262 KB)

The Hon. Nick Wakeling MLA,
Minister for Higher Education and Skills

Woman Trade Apprentices

Strategies for Attracting Women Trade Apprentices (5 MB)

Fiona Lawrie
Owner / Founder Fanelle Apprentice and Tradeswoman Network

Workshop 1 Governance Reputational Risk

Reputational Risk (463 KB)

Tim Janes,
Director,
Fulcrum Risk Services

Summary of Key Points (7 KB)

Sponsored by Governance Institute of Australia

Workshop 2 Partnerships and Pathways

Are qualifications supply chains an answer to disruptive change? (156 KB)

Prof. Anne Jones
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Students),
Victoria University

Summary of key points (18 KB)

Workshop 3 International Development

The Current State of Play (849 KB)

Julian Hill
Executive Director International Education
and Rebecca Hall
Director International Education, DSDBI

Summary of Key Points (7 KB)

2013 VTA State Conference

In place of the VTA State Conference in 2013, the VTA held a Victorian TAFE Governance & Regulation Forum.

Sponsors

VicSuper, Slade Partners, VDC, TDA, Lander & Rogers, Echo 360

Forum Presentations

 pdfCompliance and Regulatory Issues of Importance to TAFE Boards (408 KB)

Chris Robinson
Chief Commissioner & CEO
ASQA

 pdfVECCI 2013 Summit Outcomes and Policies for 2014 (888 KB)

Andrew Rimington
Senior Manager Employment
Education & Training
VECCI

 pdfKey Elements of Good Public Sector Governance in Victoria (1.26 MB)

Tony Nippard
Executive Director – Knowledge
Management & Governance
SSA

 pdfThe Role of the Board Secretary in Corporate Governance (264 KB)

Russell Barnier
Solicitor and Governance Consultant
Bendigo

The Role of the Director of Public Sector Entities

Paul Geyer
State Manager Victoria, AICD

 pdfRegulation and Quality, TEQSA Requirements and Expectations (718 KB)

Professor Anne Jones
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & Students)
Victoria University

 pdfThe VRQA – The Current Scene, What’s Different? (946 KB)

Tim Smith
Chair
VRQA

Role of the National Skills Standards Council

Phil Clarke
General Manager
Office of the NSSC

2012 VTA State Conference

TAFE Leading Skills Enrichment

Conference presentations

Welcome Address

Refocusing VET in Victoria (456 KB)

Kym Peake
Deputy Secretary
Higher Education and Skills Group
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development

Keynote Speaker

TAFE Victoria, Economic Outlook (669 KB)

Chris Richardson
Partner
Deloitte Access Economics

Panel

Skills Reform and Tertiary Interface

Skills Reform in South Australia (77 KB)

Elaine Bensted
Chief Executive
TAFE SA

Skills Reform and Tertiary Interface (390 KB)

Dr Leesa Wheelahan
Associate Professor
LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne

Skills Reform in Queensland (250 KB)

Deb Daly
Deputy Director-General
Training and Tertiary Education Queensland

Panel

Operating in a Commercial Environment

Operating in a Commercial Environment (783 KB)

David Willersdorf
Board Chair
Chisholm Institute & Group General Manager / Director / Company Secretary
Grenda Corporation Pty Ltd

A Lean Journey at Kangan Institute (1.24 MB)

Michael Brown
Board Chair
Kangan Institute
Wagon & Fleet Manager
Pacific National

Panel

Competition / Gaining Competitive Edge

Competition / Gaining Competitive Edge (902 KB)

James Kelly
Managing Director
Lifestyle Communities Ltd

2011 VTA State Conference

Gaining the Edge Outcomes Equity & Innovation

VTA State Conference 2011 Program (2.94 MB)

Presentations

Transcripts produced by ai media

Welcome Address
(1.59 MB)
Transcript (65 KB)

Kym Peake
Deputy Secretary
Skills Victoria

Keynote: Education for Innovation – and for an Innovation Culture (3.11 MB)
Transcript (50 KB)

Professor Mary O’Kane
Mary O’Kane & Associates

Keynote: Board Innovation & Outcomes in a Commercial & Competitive Environment
(68 KB)
Transcript (383 KB)

Deanne Weir
Group Director – Corporate Development
Austar

Workshops

Brokering Pathways to Employment: Newly Arrived Refugees and Migrants (3.37 MB)

Catherine Scarth
General Manager Community and Policy,
AMES

Luke Treadwell
Employment Pathways Manager
AMES

Sally Hearn
VET Pathways Manager
AMES

Margot Hennessy
Coordinator AMES Youth Programs
AMES

Sharing Stories Across Hemispheres (1009 KB)

Fiona Knowles
Manager Development and Learning (School for Sustainable Futures)
Swinburne University of Technology

ACE Sector in Australia (2.12 MB)

Sally Thompson
CEO
Adult Learning Australia

Working in Partnerships to Innovate (10.98 MB)

Maria Peters
CEO
Chisholm Institute

Malcolm Macpherson
Director – Centre for Sustainable Technology
Chisholm Institute

Carl van Loon
Director/Sales
Powerplants

Industry Perspectives Panel

Silcar and Tertiary Education in the Latrobe Valley (in partnership with Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE) (182 KB)

Aaron Young
HR Manager Power & Industry Division
Silcar