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TDA 2016 Convention


The 2016 TDA Convention in Melbourne on 5 & 6 October 2016 attracted more than 450 delegates and explored a wide range of emerging and innovative policies and ideas in vocational skills development.

Guests from Australia and abroad experienced an extraordinary range of discussions from some 100 presenters and facilitators.

See below some of the presentations and photos from the event.


2016 TDA Convention Presentations

Tuesday workshops

Amanda Pickrell

Paul Culpan

Nicholas Hunt

Cathryn Curtin

Craig Fowler

Wednesday, Plenary Sessions

Stephen Conway's welcome speech

Asistant Minister for Vocational Education & Skills Karen Andrews

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

Katrina Reynen

Dr Amanda Day

Megan Lilly

Wednesday, Concurrent Laneways, Future Skills

Nicholas Wyman

Tracey Murphy

David Windridge

Damian Oliver

Mark Dixon

Wednesday, Future Higher Education Diversity

Dr Anne Jones PPT and paper


Ili Pelletier

Dr Dai Qinghua

Jennifer Oliver

Sue Maslen

Philip Le Feuvre

Wednesday, Professional Practice

Jodi Schmidt PPT and paper

Sara Caplan discussion points

Wednesday, International Education

Prashil Singh

Carol Elliot PPT and paper 

Wednesday, Digital Horizons

Lyn Goodear



Thursday, Plenary Sessions

Shadow Minister for TAFE & Vocational Education Kate Ellis

Sarah Jones 

Aaron Devine

Thursday, Concurrent Laneways,Future Skills

Rob McGauran

Jan Owen

Ross McLennan

Thursday, Digital Horizons

Samantha Hurley Paper

Brad Beach key points



Thursday, International Education

Phil Honeywood

Nicholas Hunt

Fiona Perry

Brenda Cleaver

Thursday, Professional Practice

Judie Kay

Philippa McLean