Dates Wed 27 Jul 2016 – Thu 28 Jul 2016
Venue Gold Coast Convention Centre (Gold Coast, Queensland )
Format Conference
Host VETnetwork Australia


The VETnetwork Australia Biennial National Conference is a highly regarded (and attended)professional learning event for Vocational Education and Training (VET) practitioners across Australia and VETnetwork Australia has successfully hosted the National Conference for some 20 years.

The VETnetwork Australia 2016 Biennial National Conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from Wednesday 27th July to Thursday 28th July 2016. VETnetwork Australia will also be hosting a Masterclass on Friday 29th July which available to all delegates at time of registration.

Registration will be open early February 2016.


Early Bird
VETnetwork Australia Members : $900
Non-Members $1,100

Standard Registration
VETnetwork Australia members : $1,000
Non-Members : $1,200

Optional Masterclass
VETnetwork Australia members : $100
Non-Members : $125

Members Only Pre-sale.

Our Members have the opportunity to register for the 2016 Biennial Conference before registration officially opens and attend an exclusive VIP event.

Members have priority registration for the Conference event when they purchase their registration during February.

Pre-sale registrants will also receive an invitation from the VETnetwork Australia Board to attend a VIP cocktail event.This event will be attended by VETnetwork Australia’s Board, Life Members, CEO and Staff, as well as the Keynote Speakers from this year’s Conference.

So if you haven’t renewed your VETnetwork Australia Membership for 2016 now is the time! Seating is limited for this very special event, early registration is a must!

Pre-sale registration includes:

An exclusive invitation to the VIP cocktail event;
Keynote presentations from;
Sue Beitz – “Developing the capacity to adapt to industry transformation”
Nick McEwan Hall – “The Impact of VET and Schools Colliding”
Diverse workshops featuring presenters from accross Australia;
Fully catered Welcome Reception;
Vibrant Networking Lunch, facilitated by Nick McEwan-Hall;
Pre-sale to Masterclass breakfast session and guided tour of Queensland’s new state of the art VET facilities*; and
Hosted in the idyllic backdrop of the Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

Keynote Presenters

The 2016 Biennial National Conference program includes keynote presentations that will address the current issues that effect the VET professionals.

Masterclass Breakfast

The Masterclass experience offers you the opportunity to explore innovative and practical resources for the VET professional in depth. This event also includes a tour of one of Queensland’s innovative training facilities.

There is an additional cost to attend this event:
VETnetwork Australia members – $100
Non members $125

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsoring this Conference will provide your organisation with an excellent opportunity to participate in high quality professional learning, showcase your products and services and engage with a diverse network of inspiring leaders in VET from across Australia.