Training Provider forums

Four Training Provider forums in 2019 will support networking and information sharing across registered training organisations, professional groups, industry and government.

Upcoming forums

Training Provider forum on Friday 6 December

Details about the final forum for 2019 will be provided soon.

Past forums

At the first forum for 2019, we heard about economic conditions in South Australia and the influence on VET, and discussed Skilling South Australia initiatives to support growth and a high-quality VET sector.

The Minister for Industry and Skills, Hon. David Pisoni MP, announced the $1 million capability building program for the South Australian VET sector, which is delivering a series of professional development initiatives for VET practitioners and training organisations in 2019.

At the second forum, high calibre presenters spoke and answered questions about all things apprenticeships and traineeships, Skilling South Australia Projects and opportunities for entrepreneurial approaches in VET.

Speakers at this forum included:

  • Ms Adrienne Nieuwenhuis, Deputy Chair of the Training and Skills Commission and Chair of the Education and Services Industry Skills Council
  • Mr Troy Aitken, Executive Officer, Group Training Australia (SA)
  • Mr Ja Turnbull, MEGT State Manager SA/WA  
  • Mr Darrel Tan, Operations Manager, Hessel Group / Enhance Training  
  • Mr Richard Finlayson, Managing Director, Quality Training and Hospitality College  
  • Ms Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint.

Strong relationships and collaboration between industry and training organisations are integral to a high-quality, responsive vocational education and training system that delivers the skills required by employers, now and into the future.

The forum brought together representatives from industry and the training sector to network and explore solutions to achieve shared goals.

Speakers at this forum included:

  • Minister for Innovation and Skills, the Hon David Pisoni MP
  • Mr Michael Boyce OAM, Chair of the Training and Skills Commission
  • Ms Marie Paterson, Chair of the Construction, Mining and Energy Industry Skills Council and CEO of the Construction Industry Training Board.