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Presentations Archive

2014
  • October 2014, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, to the GCC-Australia Trade and Investment Forum [PPT]

  • October, 2014, Address by TDA Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "Changes and challenges for TAFE" at the Australian National Heads of Business Studies Forum [PPT]

  • September 2014, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "RTO performance and pressures" at the National Energy Sector Summit Industry Leadership on Training Quality [PPT]

  • August 2014, Address by TDA Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "The new TAFE Queensland- influence the future" at the AUSTAFE State Conference [PPT]

  • July 2014, Address by TDA Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "Changes and challenges for TAFE"  [PPT] [PDF]

  • July 2014, Address by TDA Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "Growing Apprenticeships in tough times" at the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Conference [PPT]

  • June, 2014, Address by TDA Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "The implementation of national entitlement across States & Territories" at the VET Development Centre Webinar [PPT]

  • February, 2014, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "New models for Australia's TAFE Institutes - How training "entitlement" is evolving across States and Territories" at the Technologyone EVOLVE Conference [PPT]

2013
  • November, 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Growing TAFE and VET in tough times: evidence before rhetoric" at the 4th National Forum on Capability Analysis and Development [PDF]

  • November, 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Time to seek quality in Australia's reform of vocational education" at the Delivering Quality Outcomes for VET Conference, Sydney [PPT

  • October 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Australian Vocational Education cooperation in China" at Chongqing VET Conference [PPT]

  • October 2013, Address by TDA Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "VET Future Directions- Terrific or terrifying? " at the E-Energy Oz Conference, The Gold Coast  [PPT]

  • October 2013, Address by TDA Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "TAFE in the current political climate: Cresting the waves" at AUSTAFE Conference, The Gold Coast [PDF]

  • July 2013, Address by TDA Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "Improving vocational education and training: the Australian Vocational Qualifications System"  at the Victorian TAFE Association, Victoria [PPT]

  • July 2013, Address by TDA International Engagement Director, Peter Holden, on "Greening TVET - a world perspective" at UNESCO - UNEVOC WorldSkills, Leipzig [PPT]

  • July 2013, presentation by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, to the Public Hearing for the inquiry into the role of the Technical and Further Education system and its operation, in Brisbane [PDF]

  • April 2013, Address by TDA Director of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, Pam Caven, on "The implementation of national entitlement across States and Territories – A TDA perspective", VET Development Centre webinar [PPT]

  • March 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Challenges in VET & hoe these may be addressed" at the Strategic Partnership Symposium: DIISRTE/ ANU Crawford School for Public Policy [PDF]

  • March 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Year of Living Dangerously" at MEGT Board Discussion [PPT]

  • February 2013, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan, on "Public, technical and further education providers in the tertiary sector" at the Universities Australia Annual Conference [PPT]

2012
  • March 2012, Address by TDA CEO Martin Riordan at the APEC Symposium on Human Capital Policies for Green Growth and Employment, Washington DC [PDF] [PPT]

2011
  • November 2011, Presentation on The Case for a National Charter for TAFE delivered by Pam Caven, Director Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, to the Victorian TAFE Association Annual Council meeting. [PDF] [PPT]

  • October 2011, TDA CEO Martin Riordan’s speech at the 2011 Mick Young Oration [PDF]

  • August 2011, Address to TAFE North Coast Informa Coffs Harbour Tertiary Conference [PDF]

  • August 2011, Address by Martin Riordan, TDA, to the University Tertiary Education Symposium, on the ‘Impact of TEQSA’s Legislation on TAFE Institutes’ [PDF] [PPT]

  • June 2011, Address by Pam Caven to the Association of Colleges seminar in the UK titled ‘TDA perspective of higher education and further education in Australia’ [PDF] [PPT]

  • February 2011, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan titled ‘Developing a cohesive regulatory framework in a changing tertiary landscape’, delivered to the Informa Conference in Melbourne [PDF]

2010
  • December 2010, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan titled 'A Blueprint for Tertiary Education in Australia – A TAFE Perspective', delivered to the 2nd Annual Vocational Education Summit [PDF]

  • September 2010, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan titled 'Engagement of Youth in Schools with Skills', delivered to the VETnetwork Biennial National Conference [PDF]

  • June 2010, Address by TDA CEO, Martin Riordan titled 'Designing Tertiary - TAFE, structures and budgets', delivered to the Financial Review Higher Education Conference [PDF]

  • February 2010, Address by TDA Board Member and Chisolm Institute of TAFE Director and Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Simmons on the complexities of VET regulation architecture, TAFE Governance and Regulation Forum in Melbourne. [PDF]

  • February 2010, Address by TDA Deputy Chair and CEO of Polytechnic West, Wayne Collyer, on the rebranding of the former Swan Tafe Institute in an effort to capture new markets, TAFE Governance and Regulation Forum in Melbourne. [PDF]

  • February 2010, Address by Pam Caven, Acting CEO, on a panel session titled 'Competition Contestability - the good, the bad and the ugly', TAFE Governance and Regulation Forum in Melbourne.[PDF]

2009
  • July 2009, Address by Martin Riordan to the Innovative Research Universities Staff Forum [PDF 83.1kb]

  • March 2009, Address by Pam Christie, Director of Sydney Institute NSW to the 2009 Higher Education Congress [PDF 82.2kb]

2007
  • October 2007, Address by Martin Riordan, CEO, to iMOVE Education Export Conference in Berlin, Germany [PDF 153kb]

  • August 2007, Address by Martin Riordan CEO, TAFE Directors Australia, AFR Skilling Australia Summit [PDF 78kb]

2005
  • May 2005, Barry Peddle's presentation to BHERT [PDF 224kb]

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