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Across Australia, e-learning experts, vocational education and training (VET) practitioners, E-learning Innovations project teams and registered training organisations are preparing for the annual 2009 e-learning end-of-year events.

For many years now, these events have provided the forum for e-learning novices and experts to come together and discuss the technologies and strategies which underpin successful e-learning in VET.

This year, renowned international guest speaker Cathy Moore will provide insight into how businesses can strengthen their instructional design skills for e-learning, providing a positive experience for the learner and a return on investment for the organisation*.

For more than 25 years, Cathy has used technology to help people learn. She has designed and written materials for eight-year-olds and engineers, pre-teens and PhDs. Cathy currently helps people to strengthen their instructional design skills, and designs and writes e-learning for businesses. Her materials are also used worldwide by professionals at Fortune Global 500 companies.

Read on to find out about your state’s or territory’s end-of-year e-learning event.

*Note, Cathy Moore will be presenting in all states and territories except the ACT.

Northern Territory - E-learning Xposed ‘09 - COMPLETE
Date:     10 November 2009
Venue:   Sir Reg Ansett Room, Airport Resort, Marrara
Cost:  Free, catering included

E-learning Xposed ’09 will inspire you to give e-learning a go! Come along to see how e-learning is supporting learners and industry to access training opportunities, and training organisations to provide more relevant and flexible training in the Northern Territory.

This full-day event will include a mix of presentations, workshops, and other activities throughout the day, where guests will have the opportunity to see innovative solutions from NT training providers including the 2009 NT E-learning Innovations projects. These projects have focused on NT priority training support areas such as Indigenous learners, skills shortages and workforce development.

Come along to E-learning Xposed '09 to hear exciting stories, access new information and broaden your networks.

A full program will be available shortly. Visit: or contact Katharina Gerste on admin [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or (08) 8942 1651 for more information.

South Australia - E-Dayz'09 - COMPLETE
Date:     12 – 13 November 2009
Venue:   Gilles Plains campus of TAFE SA, Blacks Road, Gilles Plains, Adelaide 
Cost:  Full registration (two days) - $220.00 (incl GST)
Single day registration (one day) - $132.00 (incl GST)

E-Dayz'09 is a two-day e-learning conference which will showcase innovative and leading edge e-learning approaches from across the entire South Australian vocational education community, and beyond.

This event will feature a range of e-learning initiatives, technologies, examples and case studies by way of inspirational key note speakers (including Cathy Moore), small discussion groups, presentations, hands-on computer workshops, showcases and displays.

Event organisers are currently calling for presentation submissions. Expressions of interest can be registered by completing the Presenter Registration Form.

For more information, visit, email admin [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or phone (08) 8348 4069/4070.

Tasmania - Tas-e Day09: making e-learning work for you
Date:     18 November 2009
Venue:   University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus (Commerce Building off French Street)
Cost:  $55.00 (incl GST), catering included

Tas-e Day09 will focus on hands-on learning for practitioners, RTO managers, industry representatives and learners. This will be enhanced by keynote presentations from Cathy Moore, Clint Smith (e-learning consultant), Brad Beach (GippsTAFE) and Kim Edgar (Australian Flexible Learning Framework).

Registrations for this event will open on 5 October 2009 at

For more information, contact Gail Wilson, E-learning Coordinator on gail.wilson [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or (03) 6236 5600.

Western Australia - Online09 E-learning by Design
Date:     20 November 2009
Venue:   Cliftons and the Parmelia Hilton, Perth

Full day - $110.00 (incl GST), catering included
Lunchtime keynote - $55.00 (incl GST), lunch included

Jam packed with workshops and presentations, Online09 will feature Cathy Moore alongside a number of interstate and local presenters, including Frankie Forsyth (Pelion Consulting) and Sue Waters (Challenger TAFE). Topics covered include Effective resource development; Careers on the move – using e-portfolios; and Online facilitation – some tips and hints.

The 2009 WA E-learning Innovations projects will also be showcased throughout the day.

Registrations close on Friday 15 October 2009.

For more information, contact jodi.froude [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or (08) 9229 5319.

Queensland - The big VET es
Date:     26 – 27 November 2009
Venue:   Suncorp Stadium – Members Dining Room

Two day registration (includes networking event with cocktails on day one and breakfast on day two) is $440.00 (incl GST)

One day registration (includes either the networking event with cocktails on day one OR breakfast on day two) is $270.00 (incl GST)

This two day e-learning experience will offer the opportunity to share insights into the trials, tribulations and triumphs of education and training in the digital age with practitioners and managers from diverse organisations. Cathy Moore will give the keynote presentation, along with a hands-on facilitated workshop. Peter Higgs from Tasmanian Polytechnic will demonstrate the innovative QTImPlayer and camera glasses, and there will be a number of sessions for managers and practitioners examining the ‘Business of e-learning’ and the ‘Tools of the trade for e-learning practitioners’.

This event will also host the Queensland launch of the Series 12 Flexible Learning Toolboxes.

Online registrations will be available soon. For further information, contact Terese Morgan on Terese.J.Morgan [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or (07) 3307 4707.

Victoria - conVerge09: Create Stimulate Integrate
Date:     3 – 4 December 2009
Venue:   Chisholm Institute of TAFE (Frankston) and Frankston Arts Centre
It is approximately a 10 min walk between the two venues – comfortable shoes advised

Full program - $160.00 (incl GST), complimentary cocktail function included

conVerge09 aims to create a space and place to engage whilst sharing knowledge about new tools and technologies; to stimulate new ideas, partnerships and passions about e-learning; and to integrate theory and practice in the demonstration of effective and innovative strategies, delivery and programs.

A focus on the practical and applied ways of enhancing e-learning through workshop activities will ensure participants embark on spirited professional conversations and interactions beyond the conference. The ongoing development of a skilled workforce is critical in the current environment so that affirming good practice and finding new ways of working are fundamental to the aims of the conference.

A complimentary cocktail function will be held on the Thursday evening at the Frankston Arts Centre.

Registrations will be available shortly at

For further information contact the event team at converge [at] (Please replace at with @ to use the email address) or (03) 9661 8719.

New South Wales - eLearning 09
Date:     7 – 8 December 2009
Venue:   The Menzies Hotel, 4 Carrington Street – Sydney

Full program - $198 (inc. GST)

eLearning09 will offer lots of practical help for those involved in e-learning, whether you are a beginner or experienced. Cathy Moore will give a keynote address and workshop, industry practitioners will discuss their approach to e-learning, and this year’s NSW E-learning Innovations project teams will share their outcomes and practical advice. This event will also host the New South Wales launch of the Series 12 Flexible Learning Toolboxes, and will include a range of hands on workshops.

Registrations are now available on our event website:

For further information, contact Melanie Doriean at Melanie.Doriean [at] or (02) 9244 5784 or Lilly Davis at lilly.davis1 [at] or (02) 9244 5740.

ACT - journes
Date:     8 December 2009
Venue:   Canberra Institute of Technology Reid Campus, Constitution Ave, Reid

Free, registration is essential

This catered event will feature presentations from the 2009 ACT E-learning Innovations projects. Hear the successes and learnings from a range of registered training organisations including the Canberra Institute of Technology, private providers and not for profit organisations. A number of projects will demonstrate how e-learning is used to support VET delivery in the services industry, in particular, events, hairdressing and sport. The projects are focused on learner groups including small business, apprentices/trainees, mature aged learners and volunteers.

This event will also feature:

  • the ACT launch of the Series 12 Flexible Learning Toolboxes
  • a demonstration of virtual worlds being used for the health industry
  • a hands on workshop on writing a business case for e-learning.

To secure your free place email Kate Whittaker on Kate.Whittaker [at]

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Published on 23/09/2009

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