Understand TAE out and about around Australia!

At Understand TAE we are passionate about helping RTOs, VET Practitioners and Trainers & Assessors have more confidence about how to do what they do more effectively, to a higher standard and with more confidence. 

As part of our mission, we participate in and offer a wide range of professional development at conferences and around the country! 

See below some of the conferences that we are attending this year! If you have another event that you would like us to attend or speak at, please contact us at lauren@understandtae.com 


International VET Conference- June 19-20

The two-day International VET Conference and IVETA Asia Pacific Regional Conference will be held on 19 - 20 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney. This event is organised by Insources and IVETA. Our Founder & Managing Director, Lauren Hollows, will be speaking on June 20th. 

Topic: The Trainer Development Dilemma; Assess; Engage; Measure and Repeat


TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2017 - Networked TAFE- September 7-8 

The 2017 TDA Convention will be held at the Adelaide Hilton on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September with the Welcome Reception at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 6 September.
The overarching theme is 'Networked TAFE', reflecting TAFE Institutes' connections with a network of individuals, communities, enterprises, industries and governments, both in Australia and overseas.
Speakers and delegates will explore topics including, Working in the 21st century; Learning experiences and outcomes; Matters of leadership; Energy roadmaps; and What we can learn from other countries? Our Chief of Operations and Partner, Wayne Spackman, will be speaking.

Topic: Validation – Cart before the horse? or Are you validating non-compliant training products?


VELG 2017 National VET Conference: Building Quality in VET September 14-15

The 2017 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 14-15 September at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Pre-conference Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 13 September.

The theme for the two day conference is 'Building Quality in VET' and will focus on multiple streams including; Policy & Reform, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing, RTO Administration and Master Classes. Our Founder & Managing Director, Lauren Hollows, will be speaking.

Topic: Start with Why: Engagement, compliance and quality will follow


Empower 2017 - Canberra Institute of Technology Skills Summit

Empower is a 2 day skills summit that was originally piloted in 2015 and since has gained momentum across the Institute and is now regarded as a highly sought after professional development opportunity for both teachers and general staff. Empower offers 20 two-hour interactive workshops and 6, 1-hour keynote sessions over the two days.Our Founder & Managing Director, Lauren Hollows, will be speaking.

Topics: Six ingredients for a great teacher and the puzzle of engagement
The Trainer Development Dilemma; Assess; Engage; Measure and Repeat


Lauren Hollows
Lauren Hollows