Join us for this celebration of the training industry with like-minded VET colleagues and leaders.

REGISTER NOW and secure your place…

Hurry places are limited!

$397

excl. GST

(NOTE: Price Increases To $797 on 1st October)

Hear from Industry Experts, disrupters in the Training Industry: What you need to know so that you are audit prepared, compliant and have industry competence!
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    Here is what you can expect at the Vivacity National Conference 2019

    • Vivacity Conference: 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Outstanding venue at the Kirribilli Club, just a short distance from Luna Park and public transport
    • Fully catered event, with tea, coffee, morning tea and lunch with a view of the beautiful Sydney Harbour
    • Entrance to all conference sessions: Learn from industry leaders who share their experience and how they have been impacted by the current regulatory requirements so that you can be prepared.
    • Access to all RTO industry exhibitors and suppliers from RTO industry. Get special industry deals, free gifts and demonstrations of their products and services
    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea fully catered
    • Vivacity Conference satchel bag with free products valuable information from our sponsors and exhibitors
    • Enter competitions to win amazing prizes from conference exhibitors as well as a chance to win a Vivacity 8 week TAS Course worth $997.
    • Network with industry experts and leaders, fellow training industry professionals and RTO / CRICOS business owners.

    VALUE: $1997

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    Are you a VIP

     VIVACITY VIP TICKETS INCLUDE:

    • Vivacity Conference Ticket
    • Priority Seating in each session
    • First priority to meet and speak with Expert Speakers and special guests
    • VIP Vivacity Conference satchel bag with free products valuable information from our sponsors and exhibitors

    BONUS 1: Vivacity Networking Cocktail Function Overlooking Sydney Harbour

    • Vivacity Cocktail Function 5:15pm-7:30pm
    • Wine, beer and soft drinks
    • Cocktail food whilst networking
    • Enjoy the spectacular harbour views while networking with industry experts and leaders, fellow training industry professionals and RTO / CRICOS business owners.
    • Music and entertainment.

    VALUE: $550

    BONUS 2: “5 Steps to RTO Success” Two-Day Intensive Workshop – Sydney

    Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019

    • This two-day intensive workshop focuses on helping you run a successful training organisation covering topics of Finances, Marketing, Leadership, Government Funding, Business Development and Mindset
    • Arrival tea/coffee, morning tea and lunch included both days
    • Conference satchel with specials from our sponsors
    5 Steps to RTO Success is for business owners who are dissatisfied with their current results and simply want to grow and accelerate their business and achieve peak personal performance. This training delivers practical learning and implementation tools, which create fast results.

    Running a training organisation is more than just being compliant, it’s about running a business in a very competitive and challenging market, whilst maintaining your compliance.

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    PLUS

    5 Steps to RTO Success Two-Day Intensive Workshop – Sydney

    Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019

    • This two-day intensive workshop focuses on helping you run a successful training organisation covering topics of Finances, Marketing, Leadership, Government Funding, Business Development and Mindset.
    • Arrival tea/coffee, Morning Tea and Lunch included both days.
    • Conference satchel with specials from our sponsors.

    5 Steps to RTO Success is for business owners who are dissatisfied with their current results and simply want to grow and accelerate their business and achieve peak personal performance. This training delivers practical learning and implementation tools, which create fast results.

    Running a training organisation is more than just being compliant, it’s about running a business in a very competitive and challenging market, whilst maintaining your compliance.

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    Who should attend?

    • Vivacity clients, past and present
    • Management staff and CEO’s of RTO’s
    • Management staff and PEO’s of CRICOS providers
    • Compliance Managers
    • RTO Managers
    • Trainers, Assessors and Teachers
    • Consultants to the VET sector
    • Training and Assessment Developers
    • Suppliers to the Vocational Training sector
WARNING… Its predicted that more RTO’s will be cancelled or forced to close over the next few years due to the current regulatory environment.

Over the last 5 years there has been a massive change in our regulatory environment, with more Tribunal cases against ASQA than ever before.

According to the reports on training.gov.au, the latest RTO Status statistics are:

  • Over 1200 registrations cancelled by ASQA
  • 8 RTO’s are currently suspended
  • 226 RTO’s withdrew their registration
  • There are currently 3660 registered RTO’s

Learn not only how to survive but thrive in the current regulatory environment from the industry leaders who have made an impact on the industry sector.

Join us for this celebration of the training industry with like-minded VET colleagues and leaders.

REGISTER NOW and secure your place…

Hurry places are limited!

$397

excl. GST

(NOTE: Price Increases To $797 on 1st October)

I attended this two-day workshop with Vivacity, and was blown away by their expertise in business and the RTO process. Their entire staff were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended!

Maria Wickenden
Sydney Cosmetic Solutions, Curl Curl NSW

VALUE: $4597

Access massive savings and experience VIP at Vivacity Conference + 5 Steps to RTO Success 2 Day Workshop included,
that is a total of three days to work on your business, with like minded business professionals

Only 25 VIP Spots Available!

VIP TICKET JUST $1147

Excl. GST

Mr Andrew Laming MP

Federal Member for Bowman

  • Federal Member for the southern Moreton Bay seat of Bowman, Queensland since 2004.
  • 14 years in parliament, fighting tirelessly for his local community with a strong record of progress and delivery
  • Campaigning to solve the cultural issues within the top echelons of ASQA

Andrew will discuss what a decent regulator looks like, and how we can change the current regulatory environment and legislation required to enable it. On 31 July 2019 Mr Andrew Laming MP addressed Parliament on the many issues and concerns that providers have been experiencing with ASQA over regulating the industry. An ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) before entering Parliament, Andrew has been a passionate voice on the national stage on health and education issues.

Angela Connell

RTO + CRICOS Compliance Expert

Angela Connell
  • Over 20 years experience in the RTO and CRICOS industries.
  • 10 consulting to RTO and CRICOS providers and professionals
  • Over 20 years delivering business and compliance training
  • Owned and run 2 successful RTO businesses

 TOPIC: How to be unique in a competitive Training industry

The training industry has gone through massive changes within the last few years, learn how to stand out in your industry.

Angela will be sharing her extensive experience in marketing and business development to identify how you can improve your position within the industry, providing you with key strategies you can implement to expand your potential within a competitive market.

Matthew Lynch

Partner, Gorval Lynch Lawyers

  • Solicitor for large corporations and boutique firms, he has a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution experience.
  • The law surrounding the regulation of registered training organisations (RTOs) can be complex and difficult, and therefore is important to understand.

TOPIC: Guarding Against ASQA Regulatory Action

Learn about protecting yourself prior to and during an audit: obtaining appropriate advice and learning materials in your key area of education and communicating with ASQA during the audit.

What to do once an ASQA regulatory decision has been made: Types of decisions, important time limits, reconsideration – is it worth it? Applying for both a review of the decision and a Stay of the decision and 5 key principles considered by the case law.

Negotiating with ASQA: Options other than consenting to a non-enrolment condition.

Understanding the AAT process: Conferences, hearings and preparing evidence for a hearing.

David Jepsen

Director, RTO Accounting

David Jepsen
  • 25 years experience as a practicing chartered accountant
  • Serves the RTO training industry for financial liability and compliance requirements.
  • Worked in commercial roles with Citigroup, Zurich, and CBA in Sydney and London

TOPIC: Profits, Cashflow and ASQA Financial Compliance

Financially successful businesses through planning can thrive, contribute and educate more students.

Ensure that you are not only ASQA compliant, but also create financial success. David is commercially minded and works collaboratively with clients to develop strategies and solutions for complex business challenges. David has a breadth of experience in accounting, taxation, business advisory, financial control and CFO roles, ensuring his clients receive top-level, expert advice.  With extensive experience working with RTO’s and training businesses, David has been heavily involved in advising and negotiating the sale of training businesses.

Lauren Hollows

CEO, Thrive Education

Lauren Hollows
  • Lauren Hollows is the Founder and Director of Understand TAE, an organisation dedicated to providing professional development solutions to RTOs and Educators.
  • For over 10 years, worked as a teacher, trainer, administrator and in senior management roles relating to compliance, quality, operation and business development.

TOPIC: Quality Training; Daring Leadership

In this challenging and ever-changing environment, finding, maintaining and engaging trainers is crucial for RTOs. The quality of your trainers determine the quality of your training and assessment. It’s easy to force compliance based on scarcity and big bad ASQA, but it takes daring leadership to create cultures of commitment.

This session focuses on how to use the principles of daring leadership to engage, educate and elevate your trainers, with practical tips for management from induction through ongoing professional development.

Chris Green

CEO and Founder, c2c Global

Chris Green
  • c2c Global are thought leaders and specialist management consultants for Education premises, helping education providers create first-class, fully complaint education and training facilities.
  • Well known for being the 9B education facilities expert.

TOPIC: Achieve Profitability & Compliance through Leading Edge Education Design

Chris will focus on how you can achieve profitability and compliance through Leading Edge Education Design. With the workplace trends moving towards a more collaborative space, what is the Education sector doing to prepare students for the real-life work scenario?

Chris will discuss creative design, and how it will maximise student capacity. Learn how individual institutes can reflect their values through clever design and finishes to fully engage their ideal students.

Maciek Fibrich

Director and Principal Consultant, RTO Consultancy

Macoiek Fibrick
  • 20 years, challenging the status-quo in the VET sector
  • Inspires leaders to implement impactful change through internal education, adapting systems and streamlining operations.
  • Member of the SES and Fire Fighter

TOPIC: Integrating effective strategies to tackle compliance

The regulatory environment has changed again! Compliance in the RTO and CRICOS industry is getting more and more difficult for the typical Training organisation.  What was compliant a few years ago, is not necessarily now, and without this updated knowledge, you could suffer massive financial losses with fines, damaged reputation and emotional stress.

Learn how to implement effective strategies within your business, will ensure your compliance processes becomes integrated within your business practices and not an afterthought before an audit is called.

Sydney City

In April 2018 Vivacity moved from Newcastle to Sydney, where we are now able to offer more extensive services to the training industry, so the obvious place to hold our 10th Anniversary Conference is in Sydney.

The City of Sydney local area covers approximately 26.15 square kilometres, within the Sydney metropolitan region. Over the past decade the City has become the largest and fastest growing local government area in all of NSW.

Sydney dazzles day or night, with great theatre, wonderful museums and delicious delights. The Sydney Opera House is the jewel on sparkling Sydney Harbour. In the heart of this vibrant city are many hidden gems too, such as Forgotten Songs, an artwork canopy of 120 birdcages in Angel Place.

Explore cobblestone lanes and other heritage in The Rocks. Australia’s oldest pubs are here and the Argyle Stairs lead to Cumberland Street for access to the free Sydney Harbour Bridge walk, or a BridgeClimb tour to the top of the mighty steel arch, nicknamed the Coathanger by Sydneysiders.

Next to the Sydney Opera House is the Royal Botanic Garden, a tranquil oasis with a free daily tour and intriguing exhibitions in the Calyx. You can walk through the lovely garden to Mrs Macquaries Point for spectacular views of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the deep blue harbour.

Ferries depart from Circular Quay for destinations dotted around one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. Or stroll through the historic Rocks and under the bridge to Walsh Bay – home to a theatre on a heritage wharf – and then around to Barangaroo’s harbourside parkland.

Amid the gleaming towers in Barangaroo South is the imaginatively designed Barangaroo House – three levels of enticing places to eat and drink. Along the waterfront are more restaurants and Darling Harbour, where you’ll meet penguins, dugongs and sharks in the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

A short walk away is the bustling city centre, a shopping paradise of elegant boutiques, department stores and enticing fashion malls. The palatial Queen Victoria Building and the stylish Strand Arcade are two beautifully restored colonial arcades where you’ll be delightfully surprised on every level.

From evocative art to blockbuster musicals, checkout the ever-changing events calendar. Reserve your tickets for musicals at the Sydney Lyric in Pyrmont, the Capitol Theatre near Chinatown and other venues. The Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art are fine public galleries.

The epitome of Art Deco architecture is the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park, near Museum Station and the Australian Museum. For more splendid Art Deco buildings as well as outdoor dining on one of the longest timber wharves in the world, visit charming Potts Point and Woolloomooloo. https://www.sydney.com/

Conference Venue – Kirribilli Club

The Kirribilli Ex-Servicemen’s Club was founded in 1946 by the Kirribilli Ex-Servicemen’s Sub Branch which was given its charter in 1943. It was founded with the purpose of being a community club serving Australian Defence Force personnel and their families local to the Kirribilli / Milsons Point area. Its initial location was on the corner of Alfred and Glen Street, Milsons Point but the Club was relocated to Cliff Street in 1967. The aging Cliff St venue was demolished in 2005, and closed for approx. 3 years in order to make way for a new modern venue, reopening in 2007 in its current form at 11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay.

The Kirribilli Ex-Service Club is a community focused Club with over 18,000 members with a proud history and a strong emphasis on providing quality customer service and facilities to its broad membership and customer base. Kirribilli Ex-Services Club (Kirribilli Club) and Kirribilli RSL Sub-branch both recognise the importance of maintaining the ANZAC tradition in the local North Sydney area and significant focus is placed on both the annual Commemoration Sunday Service in April and Remembrance Day in November.

The Kirribilli Club offers a premium bar, Dedes Watergrill restaurant, sports bar and lounge with multiple large format screens, premium TAB, gaming lounge, Sunset Cafe as well as state of the art conference and function facilities suitable for all needs. The club operates across three levels with limited underground parking facilities for both members and guests with disability access for those with restricted access requirements.

Location

Located in leafy Lavender Bay just 5 minutes stroll from Milsons Point train station, the Kirribilli Club has two levels of parking and a courtesy bus for members and guests.

Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent
Lavender Bay NSW 2060
PO Box 565 Milsons Point 1565

Parking

Kirribilli Club has 65 car spaces available, located on Basement Levels 1 and 2. The car spaces are available on a “first come, first served” basis and cannot be reserved. Turn left just past the entrance to the Club (11 Harbourview Crescent), you will see the car park sign. The car park is a ticket in and ticket out, so all you need to do is press the button on your way in and a ticket will be printed, and the boom gate will open. Keep your ticket with you, and please be sure to pay and have it validated at Reception before leaving the Club. Casual parking is not permitted at any time.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation is available to suit various budgets. Hotels in Sydney, Australia include five-star hotels on beautiful Sydney Harbour. There are YHA hostels and beachside hotels, spa retreats and resorts, and apartments and cottages. You can even enjoy camping on a harbour island.

https://www.sydney.com/accommodation/accommodation-hotel-and-motel

Reasons for sponsoring the Conference?

We have built a network of clients from all over Australia, who have struggled with managing the balance between compliance and business success, we have identified that their main weaknesses are lack of skills and knowledge of what is available to support them in their industry.

In order to address this, we want to provide a platform for our clients to learn more about the products and services that will support them in running their business, this includes having exhibitors at our conference who:

  • Are willing to demonstrate their products and/or services directly to our clients
  • Want to provide information that will support our industry
  • Are wanting to network with our delegates and learn more about what their needs are
  • Want to speak to business owners and managers, who are the decision makers of the RTO, about their products/services

Expected attendees

We are expecting up to 200 delegates at the conference, they include:

  • Business owners who are new to the industry
  • Management and staff of RTO’s who want to learn more about what is available to the RTO sector
  • Directors of RTO’s
  • People who are considering setting up an RTO and want to learn more
  • RTO staff who have been working within the VET sector for a long time, but need a new perspective on what is available to support their industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities

(all prices excl. GST)Investment
Exhibitor Booth Sponsor (10 packages)$2,100
Satchel Sponsor (Insert flyer, pen etc into Conference Satchel)$300
Prize DonationsIn kind

To find out more about how to sponsor our event, please contact Skyla Boer on (02) 9113 7703 or email conference@vivacity.com.au to discuss.

How to Sponsor

Contact Skyla Boer on 1300 729 455 or email skyla@vivacity.com.au for a Sponsorship Handbook and full details on how to sponsor.

             

Further information

For further information about the Vivacity National Conference or any other services provided by Vivacity, contact Vivacity by Phone: 1300 729 455 or Email: conference@vivacity.com.au