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2017 Qld Schools VET Conference

4 August 2017
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Major Sponsor

Connect ‘n’ Grow – an award-winning RTO - was founded in 2012 by Michael Gleadow (a former school teacher) and Naomi Gleadow (a medical doctor) off the need to improve the health and well-being of low socioeconomic status students from remote and very remote communities across Northern Australia. This led to the development and delivery of a health and community services program with wraparound support that presents routes into tertiary education and employment.

Connect ‘n’ Grow offers the dual Certificate II + Certificate III Health & Community Services program via the Binnacle Lounge (the same online platform currently serving over 250 Queensland schools with Binnacle Training’s Certificate programs in Business, Sport and Fitness). This year, a pilot program (dual Certificate II Health program) has successfully been implemented in 14 schools across the State. In 2018, the opportunity to partake in Certificate II and III offerings will be extended to other  Queensland schools.  To find out more, visit or contact Connect ‘n’ Grow today.

Booth Sponsor

aXcelerate is the last student management system you’ll need. With simplified compliance, assessment, scheduling, finances, and a whole lot more, aXcelerate is a one-stop shop for running a successful training organisation.

Request a demo to see how aXcelerate can help your RTO.

Queensford College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 31736) established in 2008 with the sole vision of creating possibilities for the future success of our student’s.

We offer an education that will prepare students for success, expose them to new ideas and equip them with skills and knowledge to achieve their career goals. With a wide range of course areas, students are provided training in areas of English, Business, Accounting, Management, Community Services, Hospitality, and Social Media Marketing.

Our courses are designed to engage students during their learning journey to ensure that the knowledge is not only taught, but the skills are experienced in a hands on learning environment; all of which can be immediately applied in the workforce.

Next is all about productivity, time management, cost saving, sustainability and more. Finding amongst professional sectors that there are many systems which focus on data storage, there were no systems which specifically brought this stored data and Accreditation and compliance together with a unique tool for capturing outcomes in vocational education and training. 

After years working in professional sectors, our team discovered there were many processes that were being unnecessarily double handled leading to lower levels of staff productivity and higher labour costs. That’s how the Next concept was born.

The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts is an inspirational centre of training excellence and innovation for contemporary dance, music, and acting.

Vibrant and diverse, we are the only centre offering courses that incorporate all performing arts genres, including classes dedicated to Indigenous cultural fusion.

Table Sponsor

Blue Dog Training is committed to being an innovative training provider for the construction and engineering industries.

Since 2007, Blue Dog Training has collaborated with industry and secondary schools across Queensland to deliver outstanding vocational education and training programs to students.

The nationally-recognised qualifications offered by Blue Dog Training equip students with knowledge and skills that enhance opportunities for employment in construction, engineering and manufacturing fields; or related working environments.

We are reaching out to young adults transitioning from school to the outside world and the dangers of Alcohol abuse in the home, work, and community. At some point, students will be involved in the purchase, sale or service of alcohol. However, with the proper training, their experience can be a positive one.

eLearning Portal;

  • Is one of the largest online hospitality training providers in Australia delivering to over 250,000 students nationally.
  • Has the highest standards possible. Meets all state and national regulations. Maintaining a reputation from state and territory authorities as one of the best online training providers in Australia.
  • Has an overall average user satisfaction score of 9/10. 
  • Gives young adults a national qualification to add to resumes increasing work opportunities.
  • Uses interactive training and simulations to give students the confidence to navigate all alcohol-related scenarios.
  • Reduces resource and cost; from purchasing (and storing) learning materials to the expense (and scheduling headaches) of in-class training and books.
  • Are partnered with a highly acclaimed Registered Training Organisation (Century Group trading as Arrow Training Services RTO #6127) that also shares our passion for online learning and real learning outcomes.
  • Provides sophisticated trainer and technical support via email 24/7 Monday to Saturday and direct phone support business days 9:00 am until 5:00 pm eastern standard time.
  • Have a range of online courses available.

At Futura Group, we aim to develop engaging eLearning resources that can  drastically improve learner interest and outcomes. Whether you’re an  RTO searching for new resources to increase student interest and  engagement, or a business looking to develop a staff training module for  online delivery, Futura Group can help you to meet your learning needs.  We will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive solution that  fulfills all your educational and training requirements.

TAFE Queensland is the largest and most experienced provider of vocational education and training in the state, with a history of serving Queensland's communities for over 130 years.

Each year TAFE Queensland enrols over 120,000 students across a network of over 50 campuses in Queensland, in employers' workplaces, online and in markets offshore. Our offering spans foundation skills and entry level qualifications to higher education degrees across more than 500 programs. To find out more visit 

CyberGuru works extensively with the primary and secondary schools as well as vocational education and training (VET) sector across Queensland.

We have provided professional development to teachers, administrative and educational staff in schools and registered training organisations, both in the private and public school sector. We have assisted schools in delivering VET Certificates in Information, Digital Media and Technology training courses. We are also able to assist schools in delivering quality training in providing Digital Media and STEM skills to students.

This has included:

  • Development of training resources for teachers to an industry standard.
  • Delivery of teacher professional development to teach Certificate I to III in Information, Digital Media and Technology training to students in schools.
  • Provide industry currency, working in partnership with teachers to undertake industry validation and participate in review of their delivery and assessment.
  • We can provide onsite and online training on a flexible basis. This can include using face-to-face, internet and mixed modes to provide the required skills to your staff.

AUSTSWIM is Australia's national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety and has developed quality aquatic education programs for those wishing to enter the aquatic industry as a teach of swimming and water safety. AUSTSWIM teachers are in high demand. To assist with the industry shortage AUSTSWIM have been working with High Schools to help students obtain the AUSTSWIM qualification, gain QCE credits, increase skills and knowledge and become more employable. 

Rainbow Connextions Pty Ltd is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. 

We cater for all things CRICOS/ESOS and National Code.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.

Unity College is an ecumenical P-12 College owned and administered by Brisbane Catholic Education working in partnership with both the Caloundra Catholic and Uniting Churches. As an Ecumenical College, Unity College is committed to the teachings of both the Catholic and Uniting Churches for students and their families through a rich worshipping Christian community and responsive, pastoral care experiences.

Built upon 11 hectares of land in Bellvista Estate with three distinct phases of learning – Junior Phase (Years P-6) Middle Phase (Years 7-9) and Senior Phase (Years 10-12), the College hosts a current enrolment of over 1400 students. Unity College is committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning initiatives, as well as providing innovative contemporary resources to meet the perse needs and capacities of learners. The College boasts state of the art facilities and extensive grounds for students to enjoy.

Australian Child Care Career Options, better known as ACCCO, first opened its doors in Brisbane over 20 years ago. With a vision to deliver high quality, industry recognised training for early childhood professionals. ACCCO has since surpassed all ambitions and is now a national training provider specialising early childhood, school age, education support and first aid for educators.

Site Skills Training runs weekly high risk licence and certificate courses designed to help you or your employees advance in Mining & Resources, Oil & Gas, Construction & Engineering industries.

Site Skills Training operates facilities in Western Australia (Perth), Northern Territory (Darwin), Queensland (Brisbane, Gladstone & Sunshine Coast), Philippines (Clark Freeport Zone) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby). Each of our training facilities can also provide commercial and corporate clients with flexible and efficient trainer deployment, essential for the delivery of quality skills training for industry.

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