ASEAN-Australia & QANTAS CEO, Indonesian Entrepreneurs, TAFE SA Transparency

Hi there

Heading into the Easter break, hopefully there is the opportunity to get things done on your task list, relax a bit and catch up with friends.

International travel and partnerships has been the focus of the last few weeks, from catching up with collaborators in Adelaide and across Victoria, to meeting the third group of Indonesian entrepreneurs in Ubud, Bali, then the out of this world experience that is SXSW (more on this to come later), to the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit in Sydney. For my home state of South Australia we saw a historic win by the Liberal party to form government after being in opposition for 16 years.

Much to share with you including events and invitations, a message to Alan Joyce, CEO of QANTAS, and a call for transparency on the TAFE SA reviews.

And there are a number of new products and services in the Workforce BluePrint Shop including innovative experiences, as well as practical hands on development, addressing current issues and future themes.

ASEAN-Australia Business Summit 2018

A number of new education initiatives were announced at the #ASEANinAus Special Summit by The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Questions such as could Australia one day actually be part of ASEAN? Perhaps it is a long shot but would be the world’s 4th largest economy so important to consider.

The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, said that the ASEAN is a wealth of business opportunities building relationships with the ten countries of ASEAN to promote digital trade and support inclusive economic growth in our region.

Watch this video on International Capacity and Capability Buildingopportunities, understand how to have more of an impact globally and get into those key networks.

If you are keen to explore international opportunities but you are unsure where to start, or have tried in the past, you can access the International Insight and Opportunities service, choosing one or more regions around the world and perhaps ASEAN is a good starting point?

Message for Alan Joyce, CEO of QANTAS –

$60 outfit challenge

See what happened leading up to the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit with this message for Alan Joyce, CEO and QANTAS and let’s see if he can conquer the challenge to find a whole outfit for $60 that he would be happy to go to a VIP event like this.

The outfit in the top photo above was the only thing I could find in around 15 minutes of shopping so feel free to like, share, tag and contact Alan, and please watch the video below.

Message for Alan Joyce, CEO of QANTAS and $60 outfit challenge

Expressions of Interest –

Events in Sydney and Adelaide

In February we ran booked out events in Melbourne with an RTO Leaders Lunch – don’t make the same mistakes as others and an evening networking event on the Future of Jobs, Skills and Work. Interest has been received to run these events in Sydney and Adelaide in May or perhaps June 2018.

If either of the topics are of interest to you, would you mind sending a quick email to and as soon as dates are set then I’ll be in touch, thanks.

Guidance on future direction of your RTO

A number of people from across the Australian VET sector have been in touch lately saying that they have come to a bit of a crossroads with their RTO and they are looking for guidance. This might include your RTO scope, products and programs, accreditation vs. non-accreditation, funding and international opportunities.

If you’d like to discuss some of your questions and the services that are on offer to help you with next steps then please send an email to to book in a chat, thank you.

MEGA Networking Event

Join in a MEGA Meetup event across AgTech, EdTech, FinTech, Health/Med Tech, Social Enterprises, Business and Professional Services where you will also meet members of a delegation of Indonesian entrepreneurs including unicorns, record fund raisers, Venture Capital Associations and Ministry representatives.

Drinks and nibbles are provided, tickets are limited for this unique MEGA Meetup and so please book your place ASAP.

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018

Time: 5.00 – 7.30 pm

Location: Telstra House, 30 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5159

Ticket price: $22/person

Book your tickets today!

TAFE SA – Call for transparency

It has been all quiet on the TAFE SA front with very limited news and communication recently but watch this video…

TAFE SA - Call for transparency

Wendy Perry – Speaker and MC

With over 22 years of experience, there are many new topics across education, entrepreneurship and innovation, future jobs and 21st Century capabilities, workforce planning and development.

Now connected into around 20 countries, there are opportunities to compare and contrast your practice in developing 21st Century Workforces and World-class VET systems for your conference, forum or professional development. Read more here>

Kind regards

Wendy Perry, Managing Director, Workforce BluePrint

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