With the focus of government and the business community on the training of new workers and the reskilling of existing employees, there are tremendous opportunities before independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) across Queensland.  The 2022 VET Business Summit – Brisbane is all about developing your understanding of where these opportunities are.

The 2022 VET Business Summit – Brisbane  will empower you with information to make informed decisions to support your business.

Your team will hear from leaders across government and the business community about the opportunities for independent RTOs to grow and meet its compliance obligations. From accessing Queensland Government funding and also the VET Student Loans program to presentations from ASQA, you'll get the latest insights on what's driving the business on independent tertiary education in Queensland

For more information on what is truly an informative program – and there's more to follow – click on the presentation headings below.

Program Highlights
2022 ITECA Business Summit – Brisbane

    Presentation synopsis:
    Queensland's independent vocational training providers to the heavy lifting in providing the skills required to support a growing community - what's driving this growth?  Here you'll receive the latest sentiment on employer and student satisfaction along with data on where enrolments are growing.  

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ The growth of enrolments with independent RTOs over the past five years.
    ◾ Where the growth has been in student enrolments has been and government forecasts for future student demand.
    ◾ The reputation of independent providers compared to public providers and how to grow by leveraging this reputation.

    The panel discussion:
    ◾ You'll hear from students about their perceptions of quality which will get you thinking as to why this should drive quality.

    Presentation synopsis:
    The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers. This is your chance to learn about how the loan amounts are set by the Australian Government and varied to meet the actual course of delivery. What’s exciting is advice on how to become a VET Student Loans approved provider.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ Learn about changes to the program and what this means for independent RTOs across Queensland.
    ◾ How additional qualifications are added to the approved list and how the loan amount is determined.
    ◾ How to become a new VET Student Loans approved provider.

    The panel discussion:
    ◾ Two RTO managers experienced with the VET Student Loans scheme will outline how this can drive student demand.

    Presentation synopsis:
    The ‘Skills Assured’ program is both a funding program and a prequalification tool used by the Queensland Government to support delivery by independent RTOS of vocational education and training across the state. This informative presentation will review the achievements of the program. Importantly, if you’re an independent RTO looking to become a ‘Skills Assured’ accredited provider, you’ll hear from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on the opportunities.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ Which qualifications are on the 'Skills Assured' list of subsidised courses and at what level.
    ◾ An overview of of current compliance requirements and any planned changes to these.
    ◾ The opportunity to become a new 'Skills Assured' approved provider.

    The Panel Discussion:
    ◾ Hear from two 'Skills Assured' approver providers about how the funding scheme has contributed to their business' growth.

    Presentation synopsis:
    The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has an increasing focus on self assurance, where independent RTOs have processes in place to monitor their compliance and take corrective action before regulatory action is triggered.  This presentation will give you a better understanding of what this means for your organisation and the strategies required to keep the regulatory comfortable with your operations.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ Current trends observed by ASQA compliance and how this drives regulatory activity.
    ◾ What ASQA's compliance focus on online delivery and VET In Schools means for providers.

    ◾ The future of ASQA's self-assurance project and the practical compliance outcomes for providers.

    The panel discussion:
    ◾ Benefit from the experience of two independent RTOs about their transition to the self-assurance model.

    Presentation synopsis:
    By its very nature, vocational education and training is focused on the skills needed by employers. Hear from some of the state's leading employers about what they are looking for from independent RTOs with a commitment to excellence and how your organisation can develop stronger industry linkages.

    Knowledge you'll gain:
    ◾ What employers are looking for from an independent RTO and what this means for your organisation.
    Why employers are willing to engage with RTOs and the opportunity to leverage their thoughts.
    ◾ Examples of best-practice engagement with business and how you can do the same.

    The panel discussion:
    ◾ Two independent RTOs will offer their advice about how to best engage with employers to drive excellence in your organisation.


The 2022 VET Business Summit – Brisbane provides an opportunity to meet with other Chief Executives, Managing Directors and senior compliance staff from independent RTOs. It’s a unique networking opportunity unparalleled in the state and allows you to better understand the business of vocational training excellence.

Join colleagues from across the state on Friday, 28 January 2022 at the Rydges Southbank and be excited about the opportunities that are ahead.

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$195 Per person
$395 Per person
$295 Per person
$495 Per person

Early Bird Closes 30 Nov 2021

Last year's event sold-out, so be sure to book your team's tickets today.  Discounts on Standard rates are available for group bookings of five or more employees from the one company*.
*Subject to availability

This event is brought to you by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors.

If you have any questions on this event contact the ITECA events team via email at [email protected] or by telephone on 1300 421 017.

The 2022 VET Business Summit – Brisbane. The business of vocational training excellence.