VTA State Conference 2011
Gaining the Edge: Outcomes, Equity & Innovation

Dates: 3 May: Dinner, 4 May: Conference
Venue: Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne Victoria 3002

    Downloadable Conference Program (pdf)


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Platinum Sponsor

Skills Victoria    Department of Education & Early Childhood Development   

Silver Sponsor

VicSuper         VicSuper 

Bronze Sponsors

Slade Group      

TAFE Directors Australia       

TAFE Development Centre    

Dattner Grant     

Lander & Rogers

HBL Mann Judd

Fuji Xerox


Technology One

Currently Available Presentations

Transcripts produced by Ai-Media.

Welcome Address      Transcript. Also in Word
Kym Peake, Deputy Secretary, Skills Victoria

Keynote: Education for innovation - and for an innovation culture     Transcript. Also in Word
Professor Mary O'Kane, Mary O'Kane & Associates

Keynote: Board Innovation & Outcomes in a Commercial & Competitive Environment    Transcript. Also in Word
Deanne Weir, Group Director - Corporate Development, Austar


Brokering pathways to employment: newly arrived refugees and migrants
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
Fiona Knowles, Manager Development and Learning (School for Sustainable Futures),
Swinburne University of Technology

ACE Sector in Australia
Sally Thompson, CEO, Adult Learning Australia

Working in Partnerships to Innovate
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)
Aaron Young, HR Manager Power & Industry Division, Silcar


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