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Newsletter: 26 March 2008


PROFESSOR DENISE BRADLEY APPOINTED HEAD OF HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW - TO SPEAK AT YOUTH FORUM  

Two members of the review panel selected by the Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, for the Higher Education Review will be major participants to the National Forum on Youth Engagement, initiated by TDA and the Australian College of Educators next month.

Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley, President of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), will welcome participants to the Future Directions in Vocational Skills for Youth National Forum & Workshop, and Peter Noonan, a VET consulting expert, will be a guest speaker.

The National Forum will be staged at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Wednesday 16 April 2008.

Professor Bradley, the former vice-chancellor of the University of South Australia, will lead the four-person expert panel in the review, with Peter Noonan also a panel member. 

The National Forum will focus on measures to improve the participation of young people in vocational skills development, and include workshops on key solutions. Visit the TDA web site at www.tda.edu.au

To hear Professor Bradley, Peter Noonan and other speakers including Minister for Employment Participation, the Hon. Brendan O'Connor, register here

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NCVER NATIONAL VET RESEARCH CONFERENCE - 'No Frills'

The National Centre for Vocational Education (NCVER) has released details of its upcoming 'No Frills' 17th National VET Research Conference, to be held 9-11 July in Launceston, Tasmania. The conference is jointly sponsored by NCVER and TAFE Tasmania. 

NCVER has called for papers for the conference and proposals to run workshop sessions, due 21 April. 

For more information about the five research themes to be incorporated in the program, or how to submit a paper or proposal click here

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NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEEK

National Career Development Week will run from 2 - 8 June and is themed 'Get the life you love'. The Week aims to promote awareness of career development and to encourage all Australians to develop the skills to manage their careers, learning, work and lives.

NCDW is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and is funded by DEEWR. Across Australia, over 400 NCDW events will lead up to the week of national celebrations. 

TAFE Institutes are invited to use the NCDW career development messages and tools to organise careers events that promote TAFE opportunities in the community. 

Register your event at the NCDW website. Organisers will receive a kit including the NCDW event logo and a disc which contains video hints & tips, event ideas, fact sheets and templates, designed to assist event organisers plan their events.

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FREE EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFINGS

The National Retail Association is holding free information and networking events to outline the changes and consequences of the Rudd Government's new IR laws. 

The events will be held in Sydney, 1 April, Glen Iris, 2 April and Brisbane, 3 April. For more information or to RSVP contact Regan Steffens, 1800 738 245 or r.steffens@nra.net.au

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DIARY DATES

FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN VOCATIONAL FOR YOUTH NATIONAL FORUM & WORKSHOP
DATE: 16 April 2008
LOCATION: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
DETAILS: For more information click here. To register click here.


TAFE DIRECTORS AUSTRALIA AGM
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION FROM NEWSLETTER DATED MARCH 17
DATE: 17 April 2008, 3pm -5pm
LOCATION: Sydney Institute of Technology, Ultimo 
DETAILS: For more information please contact the TDA Secretariat


TAFE DIRECTORS AUSTRALIA CEO DIRECTORS RETREAT 
DATE: Tuesday 16, and Wednesday 17, September 2008
LOCATION: Canberra
DETAILS: For more information please contact the TDA Secretariat


AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE (ACE)
DATE: 13 - 15 April 2008
LOCATION: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart 
DETAILS: www.austcolled.com.au


AUSTRALIAN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION CONVENTION (AVETRA)
VET in Context
DATE: 3-4 April 2008
LOCATION: Adelaide Holiday Inn, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide
DETAILS: http://www.avetra.org.au/annual_conference/index-old.shtml


VICTORIAN TAFE ASSOCIATION STATE CONFERENCE 2008
'Sustainable Futures for TAFE'
DATE: 8 - 9 May 2008
LOCATION: Gordon Institute of TAFE
DETAILS: For further information visit: http://www.vta.vic.edu.au


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