An announcement, AIBC NSW plus events in Sydney & Adelaide that are booking fast

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Recently we had a positive meeting with the new South Australian Minister for Education, John Gardner MP and Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni MP.

A full agenda covered discussion on TAFE SA, VET Sector Capability, Entrepreneurial Education, VET in Schools, WorkReady – South Australia, Skills policy and work by the respective departments as well as regional needs, visiting international delegations, UNESCO action research, female founders and entrepreneurs scaling up globally, and students ‘growth hacking’ real world problems.

Lets see how their 100 day plan unfolds and how open they are to innovation by reaching out to people with positive ideas and suggestions that can be put into action.

Announcement on 4th Industrial Revolution and TVET: The Relevance of Entrepreneurship Education

49 submissions were received in response to a call for proposals for a study on the 4th Industrial Revolution and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET): The Relevance of Entrepreneurship Education by UNESCO Entrepreneurship Education Net Secretariat and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET).

The selection committee from KRIVET and UNESCO Bangkok have selected the following proposals:

  • Australia – Wendy Perry, Workforce BluePrint
  • China – Weihui Mei, Zhejiang University
  • Bangladesh – Khan Ferdousour Rahman, State University of Bangladesh
  • India – Satyajit Majumdar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Indonesia – Idris Gautama So, Binus University
  • Iran – Mohammad Azizi, University of Tehran
  • Malaysia – Noor Hayati Uteh, Educational Planning and Research Division, MOE
  • Pakistan – Sadaf Abid and Nabeel Goheer
  • Philippines – Paz Diaz, SERDEF
  • Viet Nam – Ho Thi Hanh Tien, Hue Industrial College

Congratulations to the selected researchers!

If entrepreneurship education, formal and informal, at any level, is of interest to you please send me an email via as I’ll be looking for examples, programs and recommendations, thanks.


Indonesian Tech Start-ups & Scale-ups

Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) New South Wales (NSW) would like you to join us for an evening with 26 tech start-ups from Indonesia who are focussing on scaling up globally. The startups are across AgTech, EdTech, FinTech, Health/Bio/MedTech, Business/Professional Services.

The delegation includes companies that have already held record-breaking funding rounds. They are seeking connections, introductions and potential partnerships with complimentary Australian start-ups and businesses as well as learning about the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem in Australia.

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Beer Deluxe, King Street Wharf, 9 Lime Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Register with code AWFBP 2018 for members prices at $25 each, finger food will be provided and beverages available for purchase.

Invitation to RTO Leaders’ Lunch in Sydney – don’t make the same audit mistakes as others

It is clear that the depth, nature and style of ASQA audits is changing. You can see evidence of this across local institutions as well as those in states like South Australia. And you must have considered, what would happen if we had a snap audit, or found our staff and students being asked questions by an auditor that they couldn’t answer?

Over lunch with Chatham House Rule, insights will be shared on what would happen if you are audited like others have been recently, what can be learnt from past mistakes and the subsequent crisis, and the priorities to pay attention for your next audit.

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Venue: QC on the Harbour, 3 Harris Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Price: $22/ticket

Book your tickets

City of Entrepreneurs Tour for Educators – STEM, Entrepreneurship & Future Jobs

The City of Entrepreneurs Tour across Adelaide will demonstrate where STEM is in current and future jobs, connect you to coworking spaces and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, introduce you to leading businesses, local and global employers, and educational institutions all developing skills for future jobs.

Who is it for? For educators from primary and high schools Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education organisations. Learn why 21st Century capabilities such as Communication and Influence, Digital and Social, Learning and Mastery, Intelligence and Imagination and 21st Century STEM and Entrepreneurship are important for future job success whatever the pathway chosen.

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Adelaide Smart City Studio (first stop), Ground Floor of the Colonel Light Centre, 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Price: $220 Tour + bonus networking event ticket

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The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work event in Adelaide with 6 speakers

This event will explore where future jobs and workforce demand is headed, from the perspective of employers and industry including a panel, in Australia and internationally. Discussion on the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on education, jobs and skills will uncover the impact and requirements for Workforce 4.0 and your work.

Speakers include:

  • Jayne Heath, Australian Science and Maths School
  • Jenny Briggs, Business SA
  • Jo Marshall, Culturise
  • Phil Catley, Telstra
  • Rohan Bishop, AIIA
  • Senator Tim Storer, Australian Parliament

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Venue: The Duke of Brunswick Hotel, 207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Price: $22/ticket

Book your tickets

PS. Look out for events in Brisbane soon!

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

+61 416 150 491 | +61 8387 9800 |




/WendyPerry /Workforce-BluePrint

@waperry @WorkforcePlan

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