National VET Conference

Feedback from the 2016 National VET Conference

Positive aspects of this conference

"It is the benchmark for vocational education in Australia, and provides the most comprehensive networking provisions and attendance of professionals and specialists."
W Bechteler - Futura Group 

"What a great conference - again! I typically hate conferences. This conference is so well organised, has the range of development opportunities, and has some really good information. The addition of the master classes on day one was a big plus and enabled me to attend them this year too. Well done to everyone at VELG."
D Sachse - Open minds

"It is a fantastic conference and run very professionally. It is great for my PD and as validation that my RTO is on the right track to maintain compliance."
M Scherer - Department of Planning Transport & Infrastructure - Public Transport Services 

"The topics delivered were excellent, it was hard selecting one session when all sessions being delivered were beneficial."
R Oakley - Housing Industry Association 

"Very appropriate that sessions were rated in terms of "Beginner" and "Intermediate" levels to cater for the range of backgrounds of the participants."
K Laws - Roxburgh College

"All the Gurus were very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great opportunity to meet with them and discuss potential issues."
L Cody - Texskill Limited 

"One of the best-organised conferences I have been to. Will certainly be back."
J Tweed - Australian College of Christian Studies

"Overall it was a fantastic conference and I got a great deal from the sessions I attended and the connections that I made with others in the industry. Thank you."
C Martin - SERO Institute 

"Looking forward to 2017 - loved the conference. There is always information that I can takeaway."
T Tucker - Queensland Rail

"I Actually used the roving gurus which I think were very approachable."
K Caldwell - InterLink Training

"Excellent conference. Great range of relevant sessions and Jimeon was a great way to start."
M Gregory - Binnacle Training College

"Another great year. Loads of things to learn, good selection of vendors and the welcome function is always a hoot! Thanks again for a wonderful networking and learning experience."
R Brock - Viva College

"The App was incredible. Being able to navigate my way around the venue and have a quick review of the session coming up using my phone made my day simple and hassle free."
D North - Open Colleges Pty Ltd

"Overall, outstanding really. The event was on time, on target and the catering was amazing!"
H Willcox - Tabor Adelaide 

"I really enjoyed it. It was good not having to commit to a workshop (being able to just 'turn up'). The location was good, and the food excellent. The presenters were a good and interesting mix of some hard experience (John Dwyer) and some younger exuberance (Damian Noud) as well as some Mandatory compliance sessions (Stephanie Trestrail)."
J Seeds - BCA National

"Best conference I have ever attended in relations to content and organisation."
S Leitch - Canberra Institute of Technology 


How it could be improved

"Numbers of sessions need to be managed into rooms as there was an overflow of participants with no space/seating."
P Bulatao - Australia Fitness Network

"More 'advanced' topics for experienced VET professionals."
C Jones - WALGA

"More aimed at the advanced audience. I have been involved in RTOs in various positions and felt that some of the information in the topics were basic."
J Braithwaite - TAFE Western


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