National Disability Services (NDS) NSW Conference, 15-16 Feb 2016, Sydney
Theme: Shaping the future preparing for change

Disability services providers in NSW are fast approaching the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Implementation of the NDIS beyond the trial sites has already begun one year ahead of schedule in the Nepean Blue Mountains. In July 2016, the NDIS will begin rolling-out across the rest of NSW, forever changing the landscape for disability service provision in NSW.

The sector has an increasingly complex reform agenda to contend with. Major transformation is taking place at national State and community levels, requiring greater innovation than ever before.

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) 25th Annual Tri-State Conference 21-23 Feb 2016, Albury
Theme: Your vision, your future

The Conference will focus on how sustainability, reforms and innovation will shape the future of services provided by Australia's aged care industry. The conference will play a vital role in determining a sustainable and innovative vision for valued members, partners, colleagues and affiliates; and to shape the future of their organisation. Bringing together aged care providers, researchers and industry experts, to explore the areas of critical importance within the ever changing aged care landscape.

National Disability at Work Conference, 30-31 May 2016, Canberra
Theme: Framing the future

The Disability at Work conference will focus on developing employment options for people with disability. It is designed for employment service providers (open and supported and social enterprises) and professionals interested in promoting a broad range of employment opportunities for people with disability.

The Federal Government will soon make decisions on a new disability employment framework which should provide increased choice for people with disability and scope for innovation by providers. Implementing this framework will require rethinking some key aspects of disability employment support.


Centre for Workplace Leadership Conference 20-21 April 2016, Melbourne
Theme: Future of Work: People, Place, Technology 

The world of work is changing. A new wave of disruption is impacting traditional jobs, industries and business models. Australians are increasingly being employed in non-traditional industries, working flexible hours and utilising technology to change the way they work.

Expectations of leaders are changing with an ever-increasing imperative to innovate and build dynamic workplace cultures.

Prepare yourself for change and discover practical, applicable strategies to identify and embrace exciting opportunities at the third annual Future of Work: People, Place, Technology.


Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) National Conference 25-27 May 2016, Melbourne
Theme: Inspiring excellence through evolution, innovation and transformation

Some reports suggest 50% of today’s occupations will be redundant by 2025. How can career practitioners best serve their clients and students in this radical context?

There’s a well known sales axiom of “fish where the fish are”. But in a rapidly transforming career world we should instead ask “where will the fish be?” This mindset looks to the future and calls for preparation, now.

This Conference will explore the way that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are promoted as key pathway opportunities, with many commentators identifying future shortfalls in talent possessing these skills, while careers of the future that demand STEM, increase significantly.


ACPET National Conference 24-26 August 2016, Hobart

The 2016 Australian Council for Private Education and Training's (ACPET) Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF) and National Conference is being held on Hobart's waterfront at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 August 2016.

As in previous years an impressive line-up of speakers and exhibitors from both global and domestic tertiary education markets will be invited to facilitate the exploration of ideas, benchmarks and current practices relating to our theme.


National Skills Week 29 August - 4 September

Every year since its inception in 2011, National Skills Week has recognised, celebrated and informed students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with Vocational Education and Training (VET).

VET has a key role to play and through extensive engagement with stakeholders, National Skills Week seeks to mobilise, inform and inspire Australians of all ages to explore the skills that Industry needs to advance Australia’s competitiveness and global opportunity. 



VELG - National VET Conference, 15-16 September 2016 Gold Coast
Theme: Celebrating VET 

The National VET Conference is the largest gathering of Vocational Education and Training (VET) practitioners and decision makers from across Australia, with over 1,100 people attending in 2015 in Adelaide.

This conference will provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase products and services to a targeted market of practitioners, academics, policy developers, researchers and consultants from senior secondary schools, colleges, public, enterprise and private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), universities, government agencies and industry.


Cranaplus 34th Annual Conference 12-14 October 2016, Hobart
Theme: GOING TO EXTREMES: How isolation, geography & climate, build resourcefulness & innovation in healthcare

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share. It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia. We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.