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The AQF was successfully launched on Thursday June 23, 2011. In conjunction with the launch, the AQF Council hosted a Symposium attended by over 100 participants. Titled ‘Australian Qualifications Framework: Making a difference’, the Symposium program (PDF pending) featured speakers from industry, government, professional associations, education and training providers and researchers.
A video of the Symposium presentations can be viewed by selecting the links to the sessions below.
Chair: Hon John Dawkins AO, AQF Council
Speakers: Lance Hockridge, Managing Director and CEO, QR National, Garth Bode, First Assistant Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Chair: Dr Dianne Orr, Incoming Acting Commissioner, Australian Skills Quality Authority
Speakers: Rupert Grayston, Chief Executive, Engineers Australia, Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Associate Dean International, The University of Melbourne
Chair: Professor Barry McGaw AO, Chair, Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority
Speakers: Heather Ridout, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (paper presented by Megan Lilly, Director Education and Training, Australian Industry Group), John Nowakowski, President, Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, Jesse Marshall, President, National Union of Students, Professor Dean Forbes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Flinders University
Chair: Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC, Interim Chair, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Speakers: Professor Anne Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University, Pam Christie, Acting Director-General, NSW Department of Education and Communities (paper presented by Kathy Rankin, Manager Training Education and Support, Department of Education and Communities), Karen Chalmers, Manager of Policy and International with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Hon John Dawkins AO, Chair AQF Council, Pat Forward, Federal TAFE Secretary, Australian Education Union (AEU), Hon Peter Hall MLA – Minister for Higher Education and Skills; Minister responsible for the Teaching Profession