Conference Program

Wednesday 26 August 2015

0830 APIEF
0830 Pre Conference Workshop
1800 Networking Reception

Thursday 27 August 2015

0830 Welcome to country
0835 ACPET Welcome
Martin Cass, ACPET Chair
0845 Conference opening
The Hon Steve Herbert, Victorian Minister for Training and Skills; International Education
0900 Has competition ruined the training industry?
Stewart Cummins, Vocation
John Hart, Restaurant and Catering Australia (R&CA)
Tim Dodd, Education Editor, The Financial Review (MC)
Warren Jacobson, Study Group
Kathleen Newcombe - Sarina Russo Institute
Berwyn Clayton, Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, Victoria University
1000 Morning tea
1030 Vocational Education Training Higher Education ELICOS
  Higher Graduate Outcomes through Innovative Teaching and Learning Design
Toni Mehigan, Community Training Australia
Maximise your online performance using your website to convert more students
Stella Haros,
Blue Rock Concepts
Why bother with quality assurance --- surely accreditation is enough?
Mark Raven, NEAS
Building a culture of scholarship in a private higher education provider
Jamie Murphy, Australian School of Management
1115 Vocational Education Training Higher Education Vocational Education Training
  International Skills Cooperation: A new approach
Joanna Wood & Melissa McEwen,
Dept of Education And Training
Engaging with diversity in higher education classrooms
Susan Brooman-Jones, UTS:Insearch
Innovative technology for education - learning trends in 2015
Joanne Norbury, Eworks
1200 Lunch
1245 The future of Education and Training in a Collaborative Economy. What might it look like?
Rachel Botsman, Collaborative Economy Global Expert
1330 Total VET Activity and what it means for future planning
Dr Craig Fowler, Managing Director, NCVER
1400 Afternoon Tea
1430 What happened - new learnings
Hon. John Dawkins AO, Former Federal Education Minister
1630 End of Day 1
1900 Conference Dinner

Friday 28 August 2015

0900 Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Education and Training
0930 Financing of the Sector - Is the Federation failing the sector?
Peter Noonan, Mitchel Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University
1000 Hon Sharon Bird MP
Shadow Minister for Vocational Education
1030 Morning tea
1100 Higher Education Reforms
Dr Peter Ryan, Managing Director and CEO of the Higher Education Leadership Institute
Alan Williams, Australian School of Management (ASM)
Dr George Brown, Group Academic Director at Study Group (MC)
1130 Panel - Are we really improving quality outcomes?
Professor Nicholas Saunders, Chief Commissioner TEQSA
Chris Robinson, Chief Commissioner, ASQA
Alexis Watt, CEO, RDNS Training, Member of ACPET National Quality Ethics Committee
1230 Lunch
1330 Vocational Education Training Higher Education International
  VET FEE-HELP - the good, the bad and the ugly
Peter Ryan,
Higher Education Leadership Institute
Integrating Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) into existing delivery models
Laurel Horton-Tognazzini and Alan Williams, Australian School of Management
Transnational Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Australian VET Providers
Michael Fay,
AFG Venture Group Pty Ltd
1415 Vocational Education Training Vocational Education Training International
  Innovating Quality - A systems based approach in ensuring a consistent student experience
Mel Koumides, Academia International
Serving E-Learning Customers
Paul Pellier,
SAVE Training
Problems and solutions
Doris Gibb, Overseas Students Ombudsman
1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Competition, the Federation and Quality - Where to from here?
Rod Camm
1615 Conference Close
Martin Cass
1630 End of Day 2

Key Dates
Registration Opens
March 2015
Call for abstracts Opens
February 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline
30 April 2015
Early Bird Registration Deadline
1 July 2015
26 August 2015
Pre-Conference Workshop
26 August 2015
ACPET National

27-28 August 2015