The ITECA Executive Leadership Briefings are are an exciting opportunity for senior executives from independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors to hear from leaders across government and industry.

Guest speakers include Ministers, Shadow Ministers, senior government officials, plus leaders from across the nation’s business community.  These events empower those attending through receiving unique insights into what is driving changes to the commercial and regulatory environment in which independent tertiary education providers deliver high-quality outcomes.

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Upcoming Event
Queensland's Skills Investment With Independent Training Providers

Hon. Di Farmer MP ◾ Queensland Minister for Training & Skills Development

Queensland has typically lead the nation in empowering student choice, allowing them to study with independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Will this be the case into the future?

Di Farmer MP is the Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development. This is your opportunity to speak with her about the following.

…….The issues to be canvassed in this presentation -
…….◾ The Queensland Government's skills investment with independent training providers
…….◾ Thoughts concerning contestable skills funding that allows more students to study with you
◾ Opportunities to improve the 'Skills Assure' contracting process to give your organisation certainty
…….◾ How to best deliver vocational training in a geographically diverse state

Prior to her election to Parliament, Ms Farmer worked as a public servant, Ministerial Chief-of-Staff, ALP and speech pathologist. She holds a Bachelor of Speech Therapy and a Graduate Diploma of Administrative Studies.


This event will be hosted by Mr Michael Gleadow, the ITECA Queensland Chair, a national ITECA Director.

If you have an interest in the Queensland Government’s commitment to supporting students at independent RTO’s through state government funding, this is an event not to be missed.

The leadership of ITECA members receive a complimentary invitation to attend this event.
Non-members are welcome to participate at a cost of $185 (GST Included) per person

      Monday, 18 October 2021 – 3:00PM AEST << NOTE TIME ZONE

A priority for ITECA is to empower members with the information to make informed business decisions, that's what makes the following installments in the ITECA Executive Leadership Briefings such a tool in your decision making.

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This Year's Events
2021 ITECA Executive Leadership Briefings

◾ Hon. Sue Ellery MLC — WA Minister for Education & Training (25 Feb 2021).....[More Info]
◾ Hon. David Pisoni MP — SA Minister for Innovation & Skills (17 Mar 2021).....[More Info]
◾ Hon. Gayle Tierney
 MLC — VIC Minister for Training & Skills (23 Mar 2021).....[More Info]
◾ Hon. Geoff Lee
 MP — NSW Minister for Skills & Tertiary Education (1 Jun 2021).....[More Info]
◾ Brent Mickelberg MP — QLD Shad. Min. for Employment, Small Business & Training (20 Sep 2021)...[More Info]
◾ Di Farmer MP — QLD Minister for Training & Skills Development (18 Oct 2021)...[More Info]
◾ Dr Matthew Bach MLC — VIC Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Training & Skills (12 Jul 2021)...[More Info]

The ITECA Executive Leadership Briefings are a high-value business and career opportunity.  They introduce you to key stakeholders across government, the business community, and education sector who can help provide you with insights into make informed business decisions.  Past speakers have included.


◾ Kate Carnell AO — Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman
◾ Ged Kearney MP — Federal Shadow Minister for Skills
◾ Craig Robertson — Chief Executive Officer, TAFE Directors Australia
◾ James Pearson — Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
◾ Peter Strong — Chief Executive Officer, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

ITECA members are united, informed and influential thanks to events such as the ITECA Executive Leadership Briefings, it’s a great time to get involved.

Further Information ―

The ITECA events team welcomes the opportunity to discuss these events with you further and for information simply email [email protected] or alternatively telephone 1300 421 017.  You can also keep up to date by following ITECA on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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