The events listed on this calendar are events that Skills Impact will be participating in or have been asked to list on our website. We are always happy to include industry events in the below calendar. If you would like your event listed here, please contact us.

Please also note that this calendar is not a comprehensive list of events and having an event listed does not imply Skills Impact endorsement.

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October 2018

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2018 World Congress

October 8, 2018 - October 10, 2018

The countdown is on until the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2018 World Congress in Melbourne, Australia from 8-10 October 2018. The Congress is expected to attract over 700 delegates. Hosted by Australian TAFEs, the Congress brings together community colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training including international experts, institute leaders, board members, senior managers, emerging leaders, teaching staff, business development managers, policy makers, government officials, researchers, and industry representatives. Don’t miss…

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November 2018

Fishing & Aquaculture Industry Skills Forum

November 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
WAFIC, Level 1/56 Marine Terrace
Freemantle,WA6160Australia
Free

Have your say on future skills needs, challenges and opportunities Join us to discuss the current and future skills and workforce needs of the fishing and aquaculture industry. Help us tell the real story of the value of the industry and the challenges that should be met by new national skills standards, training and certification. Lunch provided. Facilitator Michelle Ingley-Smith, Industry Engagement Manager at Skills Impact, will gather your thoughts on current and future skills needs, challenges and opportunities, such as…

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December 2018

Pan Pacific Fibre Value Chain Conference

December 4, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Distinction Hotel, 390 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua,New Zealand

Appita is pleased to be hosting the biennial Pan Pacific Conference in conjunction with the Appita Fibre Value Chain Conference, Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand 4 -7 December. Appita welcomes its sister associations PAPTAC (Canada), Japan TAPPI, Korea TAPPI, TAPPIP (Philippines), Taiwan TAPPI and TAPPI (USA) as co-hosts. Themed “Current research & perspective on the Fibre Value Chain”, this year’s conference will explore current research and perspectives on the Fibre Value Chain. Respected key industry leaders and international presenters will share their…

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May 2019

Food Contact Training

May 29 - May 30
BioPRIA, Monash University, 15 Alliance Lane
Clayton,VIC3800Australia

A new Food Contact Training course is to be held in Melbourne, Australia and Rotorua, New Zealand during May and June this year. Presented by Smithers expert Dr Alistair Irvine, the two day course is a partnership between Smithers Pira, Appita Food Contact Materials Committee, Scion, New Zealand and Monash Food Innovation, Monash University. It will be presented by Smithers Pira expert Dr Alistair Irvine. The course is designed to give a comprehensive overview of all the key food contact regulatory areas…

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July 2019

2019 AIFST Convention

July 1 @ 7:30 am - July 2 @ 6:30 pm
ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr
Sydney ,NSW2009Australia

Skills Impact is proud to support the 2019 AIFST Convention. Join your industry colleagues to grow, learn and connect. The 2019 AIFST Convention will once again bring together an exciting, diverse and experienced line-up of international and local speakers to share their knowledge, insights and learnings about what the future holds for the food industry both here and beyond our shores. The theme of Feeding the Future = challenges and opportunities is designed to encourage us to look to the…

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NCVER No Frills

July 10 @ 10:30 am - July 12 @ 3:00 pm
TAFE SA Adelaide campus, 120 Currie Street
Adelaide,SA5000Australia

The NCVER No Frills event is being held in Adelaide, from 10-12 July. Skills impact will be presenting on the complexities of competency assessment. The 2019 conference program will focus on The student journey: skilling for life. As explored at past ‘No Frills’ conferences, the world of work is changing, driven by rapid technological evolution in an increasingly global society. It’s almost certain that the skills we develop today won’t be enough to operate or compete effectively in the workplaces of tomorrow.…

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Associations Forum National Conference

July 14 @ 2:30 pm - July 16 @ 5:00 pm
National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave
Canberra,ACT2601Australia

This event is being held in Canberra, from 15-16 July. It brings together member-based associations, including industry, trade and professional bodies. Skills Impact has been invited to be part of a panel to discuss the significance of associations in boosting a skilled workforce. Register here

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Australian Timber Trainers Association (ATTA) Workshop

July 29 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

This event is being held in Gold Coast, from 29-31 July. Skills Impact will present an update on the VET sector and views of industry towards improvements. There will also be an opportunity for participants to pass on their views for improvements needed in the operation of the VET sector.

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September 2019

Velg National VET Conference

September 12 @ 7:00 am - September 13 @ 4:30 pm
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane,QLD4101Australia

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Our CEO Michael Hartman will be presenting on the over-simplification of the concept of competency and the issues this creates in the system, based on industry feedback. Register here

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Skilling: Looking Forward

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crown Convention Centre, Great Eastern Hwy
Burswood,WA6100Australia

A forum for Food, Fibre and Timber Industry stakeholders, trainers and employers. Hear a panel of leaders discuss the future of the training system. Contribute your priorities to this discussion through a workshop. Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2019 Annual General Meeting: 3:30 pm to 4.00 pm Forum: 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm   Program Anne Driscoll, Director General, Department of Training and Workforce Development will provide an overview of the WA Government’s current priorities and programs – followed by panel…

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