Training Providers Forum 2018

Training Providers Forum 2018

The Training Providers Forum 2018 will be held on Monday 28 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.   

In 2018 the Forum themes will focus on:

  • skilling the future workforce;
  • aboriginal training and workforce development; and
  • training in the regions.

Workshop streams will be broadly aligned to the above themes and the following topics:

  • teaching and learning;
  • compliance; and
  • digital literacy.

The 2018 program

The 2018 Forum will commence with an optional breakfast and guest speaker at 7.00 am, and progress to the day program of plenary sessions and workshops.

The day will finish with a networking event between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm.



In 2018, the Training Providers Forum program will include presentations by award-winning students, a discussion panel, a selection of information sessions and workshops addressing the themes of the Forum.

The plenary discussion panel will present and discuss views on The world of work is changing – Reshaping training to meet future skill needs.   


Attending the forum

Who should attend?

Training Providers Forum 2018 is aimed at anyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment of vocational education and training in Western Australia.

This includes those from private registered training organisations and TAFE colleges, Industry Training Councils, Skills Service Organisations, schools, universities and government departments.

How can you attend?

In 2018 delegates will be able to attend the Forum either in person or online. All the plenary presentations, the plenary discussion panel and a selection of workshops will be available live as webinars. Webinar workshops will be indicated on the program.

Online delegates can choose between an individual webinar registration for one delegate or a group webinar registration. Group webinar registration will allow organisations to set up and project the online classroom into their workplace and invite colleagues to attend. Group registrations are limited to 10 delegates.

How much will it cost?
In person
Breakfast $70.00 inc. GST
Early bird $305.00 inc. GST
Standard one day $325.00 inc. GST


Individual $110.00 inc. GST
Group $440.00 inc. GST

Enquiries and registration

Email us
for more information.

to attend the Forum.

For group registrations
phone 08 6212 9713 or email us.


Sponsorship opportunities

As a sponsor of the Training Providers Forum 2018, your organisation will receive exposure to the VET sector in Western Australia during the event through this website and our newsletter – VETInfonews.

About 300 delegates will attend, from private training providers and TAFE colleges, Industry Training Councils and Skills Service Organisations, schools, universities, government agencies and others involved in the VET sector.

There are currently two types of sponsorship packages available, those being at $2,000 and $2,500.

Participants by industry breakdown 2016 2017
TAFE colleges 34% 26%
Private training providers 24% 33%
Government 20% 17%
Other 15% 16%
Schools 5% 6%
Interstate 2% 2%

Coffee cart sponsorship – $2,000

At the 2013 Forum we introduced coffee carts with dedicated baristas that served coffee to delegates throughout the Forum. The carts were extremely popular and provided a great place for networking. As a coffee cart sponsor you will provide one of these carts. There are two coffee cart sponsorship opportunities available.

Coffee cart sponsorship benefits

As a coffee cart sponsor the benefits for your organisation include:

  • displaying your logo on the large screen in the plenary area;
  • acknowledgement of the sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies at the Forum opening;
  • displaying your logo in a VETInfonews newsletter leading up to the Forum;
  • displaying your free standing banner in the coffee cart area; and
  • your logo on the coffee cup.

Networking event sponsorship – $2,500

The networking event held after the formal program closes has proven to be extremely popular with delegates and presenters. It is the perfect opportunity for sponsors to network with delegates in a relaxed environment.  Networking drinks and canapes are served at the end of the day.

Networking event sponsor benefits

As the sponsor of the Forum networking event, the benefits for your organisation include:

  • four complimentary registrations;
  • displaying your logo on the large screen in the plenary area throughout the day and during the networking event;
  • acknowledgement of the sponsorship by the Master of Ceremonies at the Forum opening;
  • inclusion of sponsor logo, company profile, links to website and promotional material in a VETInfonews newsletter leading up to the Forum; and
  • displaying a free standing sponsor banner in the registration area.


Would you like to become a sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a Forum sponsor, please email the conference ​organisers at


Venue and accommodation

Training Providers Forum 2018 will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the heart of Perth city and adjacent to the Swan River.

How do I get there?

The location of the PCEC provides quick and easy access by car, train, bus, taxi and on foot.

There are approximately 5,000 parking bays within a 10 minute walk of the PCEC. For more information on getting there, parking, and buses, trains, taxis and ferries, please visit the PCEC website for details.

Where to stay

With its convenient location in the Perth CBD, the PCEC is close to many hotels. Information about nearby accommodation is available on the PCEC website.


Contact us

For more information about this event please contact us.

Training Sector Services

Department of Training and Workforce Development

T: 08 6212 9713


Page last updated January 23, 2018