VETnetwork Australia

VETnetwork Australia Biennial National Conference 2012

"Paving Pathways - improving quality : realising opportunity"

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General Conference Information

Where is the Conference being held?

The National Convention Centre located on Constitution Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Click here for more information on the National Convention Centre (NCC).

When is the Conference?

Wednesday 17th October to Friday 19th October, 2012.

When will registrations be available?

Registrations are open now - visit the Conference registration page.

Do people usually attend the Conference for the full three days?

Yes, but there are other options that you may like to consider. When registrations are available you will be able to choose from a number of education and industry tours and a number of social events.

Will there be a Welcome Reception?

Yes, this will be held on the evening of Wednesday October 17th at the National Portrait Gallery. The new National Portrait Gallery building, situated on King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, bounded by the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, displays some 400 portraits of people who have shaped Australia and who continue to shape our nation.

Conference delegates and exhibitors will have the opportunity to wander throughout the Gallery and view the collections at their leisure. There is no extra charge to attend this event - it is included in the full Conference registration fee.

Click here for more information on the National Portrait Gallery.

Will there be a Conference Dinner?

Yes, this will be held on the evening of Thursday October 18th at the National Convention Centre. There will be an additional charge of $125 per person to attend this event.

Will VETnetwork Australia members be offered a discount on the registration cost?

Yes, VETnetwork Australia members will be entitled to a substantial discount on the registration cost. If you would like to become a member prior, please complete a membership application form and return it to the VETnetwork Australia National Office for processing.

Click here to download a membership application form.

Will the 'group' registration option be available again in 2012?

Yes, this 'group' registration fee was an enormous success in 2012 and hence will be available again. This will allow organisations to send multiple delegates at a reduced rate.

If I have a general inquiry about registration, sponsorship or any other Conference related issue, who should I contact?

Please contact the VETnetwork Australia National Office on 08 8297 4533 or email

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Conference Flyer

2012 conference flyer

For more information about the conference program, conference workshops, keynote speakers, sponsorship opportunities, accommodation options, registration and tours and special events, please continue to explore the Conference website.