Sector-specific sessions at AIEC

The AIEC program is suitable for delegates from all education sectors. While many of the sessions will appeal to delegates working in higher education, there are also sessions that will specifically appeal to people working in the schools, English language and vocational education and training (VET) sectors.

We recognise that a large percentage of AIEC delegates are from the university and higher education sector, but international education cuts across all education sectors and we know that many of our delegates work in cross-sector jobs and environments.

Following the success of the schools stream in the 2015 program, this year’s AIEC will feature sessions specifically dedicated to the VET and schools sectors. Sessions are open to all delegates, but they will likely attract delegates whose primary focus is either VET or schools.

VET Program on Wednesday 19 October

Delegates who cannot attend the full conference, can register for Wednesday only at the one-day registration fee, and they will be able to attend three sessions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of people working in the VET sector.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the morning keynote and plenary, visit the exhibition and network with peers and colleagues in other sectors.

VET sessions will include:

Reporting student experience in the VET sector – the national profile

Kevin Brett, i-graduate; Janelle Chapman, TAFE Queensland; Helen Zimmerman, Navitas Ltd

Opportunities in the aged care sector in China

John Paolacci, ShineWing Australia; Chuyang Liu, Austrade, Jen Bahen, TAFE Directors Australia

For those wanting a little more, there is an afternoon workshop scheduled for Tuesday 18 October:

A marriage that works: VET pathways into higher education

Keith Cowlishaw, RMIT University; Michael Milgate, Le Cordon Bleu Australia; Ly Tran, Deakin University; Timothy Gilbert, Melbourne Polytechnic

Schools Program on Thursday 20 October

Delegates who cannot attend the full conference can register for Thursday only at the one-day registration fee, and they will be able to attend three sessions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of people working in the schools sector.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the afternoon keynote and plenary, visit the exhibition and network with peers and colleagues in other sectors.

Delegates who work in primary or secondary schools are eligible for the discounted school registration fee.

Schools sessions will include:

Diversification in schools: getting the balance right

Mariana Lane, Independent Schools Queensland;
Elizabeth Webber, Australian Government Schools International/NSW Department of Education;
Paul Bancroft, Cleveland District State High School;
David Fitzgerald - Principal, Kardinia International College
Raylene Dodds, Victorian Government Department of Education and Training

A strong school sector - an integral part of international education in Australia

Elizabeth Webber, Australian Government Schools International/NSW Department of Education

From application to graduation - a continuum of support for younger international students

Milton Wan, DE International - NSW Department of Education;
Elvia Cacciotti, DE International - NSW Department of Education

Learning by doing: how to establish a school in China

Nicholas Dwyer, Haileybury International School

Connecting to the world - how Victoria is internationalising its schools

Concetta Andreana, Victorian Government Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

 

 

Sessions for ELICOS

Throughout the conference, there are a number of sessions which have been specifically designed for the English language sector. Delegates will be to attend numerous presentations, panel debates and café sessions covering key topics in ELICOS.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the all keynotes and plenaries, visit the exhibition and network with peers and colleagues in other sectors.

Sessions of interest include:

Prepared for success – ELICOS

Brett Blacker, English Australia;
Juliana Kendi, La Trobe Melbourne

The international student experience: school, ELICOS, VET and higher education

Steve Nerlich, Australian Government Department of Education and Training;
William Archer, i-graduate;
Brett Blacker, English Australia;
Elizabeth Webber, Australian Government Schools International/NSW Department of Education;
Kevin Brett, i-graduate

Filling the gap in post-entry English language: the importance of conversational English

Marta Spes-Skrbis, Monash University

NEAS launches ELICOS Benchmarking Report

Heidi Reid, Australian International College of English (AICE); Christine Bundesen, cmbGlobal Consulting

Key dates

1 June 2016 - Registration opens

19 August 2016- Early bird closes

18 October 2016 - Conference starts