2014 Conference Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​Keynote Presentations

Welcom​e to the Training Providers Forum


Dr Ruth Shean
Director General
Department of Training and Workforce Development

Director General's Update (Day 2 Open)


Dr Ruth Shean
Director General
Department of Training and Workforce Development

Opening Address


Hon. Dr Kim Hames
Minister for Training and Workforce Development

Generation One and a new approach to jobs programs for Aboriginal people


​Andrew Forrest
Fortescue Metals Group

The crucial challenge in VET - balancing learner and industry needs and expenses


Claire Field
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Council for Private Education and Training

Waves of Change; Three Global Trends Disrupting your Slumber


Anders Sorman-Nilsson
Author and Futurist

Update on changes to the WACE


Allan Blagaich
Chief Executive Officer
School Curriculum and Standards Authority

Session 1​​​

IBSA VET Capability Framework

Rosalie Flynn
Precision Consultancy

The VET Practitioner Capability Framework (developed by Innovation & Business Skills Australia) describes the broad capabilities required for a range of job roles in the VET sector. It provides a common language for the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that practitioners will display if they are performing well in their roles.


The final framework consists of:

  • Three Levels that reflect the expertise and responsibility required of VET Practitioners
  • Four Domains describing the specialist skills required of VET Practitioners
  • Six Skill Areas that address more generic work skills required for VET
  • Practitioner job roles.

The session will explain the Capability Framework, its structure and its applications. It will be practical, highly interactive and encourage participants to share their experiences of managing staff. It is expected that the target audience will be mainly people from Human Resource Management, Staff Development or direct line management roles.

Joshua Lyons/Luisa Mollan

Training Resource Allocation Department of Training and Workforce Development

Making the mark: RTO contract management and compliance under Future Skills WA

Peter Canavan

Reforming our apprenticeship system

Wendy Perry

The art of engaging employers and enterprises in workforce planning and development

Guy Truss

SWIT and Baptistcare e-learning partnership

Session 2

Ty Theodore & Carol Howe

VET Capability Frameworks in action - Goldfields Institute of Technology​

This session showcases the implementation of two different VET Capability Frameworks in two regional institutes: Goldfields and Kimberley.

Kimberley Training Institute is implementing the IBSA Capability Framework for their VET practitioners, while Goldfields Institute is implementing their own Framework, the Training Lecturers Professional Development Framework (LPDF).

These two stories will present a range of possibilities for developing the workforce in your registered training organisation with the ultimate goal of building capability.

Gordon Duffy, Paul Gale, Michael Eckermann

Skilling WA: the Western Australian workforce planning and development model

Jim Thompson, Emma Margetts, Peter Darch

Urban GATE: partnership for youth engagement

John Churchill

Challenges and opportunities of moving towards demand driven delivery

Wendy Perry

The future RTO: diversity, niche, collaborate or die!

Pauline Farrell

Student engagement: the next step... and bringing our teachers along for the ride so they ultimately lead the way

Session 3

Cathie Bonner, Matt Dowell

Sustainable training options for students with barriers to learning

Rodney Buckenara, Claire Donohoe

LOV Beauty (WA VET in Schools Excellence 2013)

Chris Winter

Virtual workplace simulations

David Garner

National VET regulator update

This session will provide an overview of the activities of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) since it began operations in June 2011.


Of particular interest to training providers will be information regarding compliance ‘hot spots’ that have been identified through routine compliance activities as well as the ongoing strategic review program that is a crucial part of ASQA’s regulatory strategy. While some answers to frequently asked questions will be included, an opportunity to ask your own questions will be provided at the end of the presentation.

Jacky Cheng (WA Trainer of the Year 2013, Australian VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year)

Conventional or creative? Recipes for an innovative two-way learning journey

Pauline Farrell

Repeat - See Concurrent Session 2 above for resources

Session 4

Raelene Bartlett

Recover successfully from non-compliant audit reports

Connie Watson

High school structures, VET offerings and compliance: how to do it?

Stephanie Trestrail

Vocational competence and currency: the regulator’s approach


Kym Squires

Technology enabled learning: reshaping our approach to organisational development

Sessio​n 5

Douglas Lievense, Lelaine Boardman

Implementing the FSK Training Package: Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways in a senior high school context

Mitch Cleary

Standards for Training Packages

Suresh Job

Sailing the seas: Aboriginal training and employment for the maritime industry

Jacky Cheng - WA Trainer of the Year 2013, Australian VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year

Repeat - See Concurrent Session 3 above for resources

Lisa Barron (Facilitator)

NCVER - Total VET activity: a new world of data

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