‘Adaptation and Opportunity’  NAEN 2022 Conference

As Australia emerges from the COVID recession, the country’s apprenticeship and training system is undergoing extraordinary change.

The NAEN 2022 Conference comes at a critical time for the group training sector and for all those with an interest in the way we develop the skills and the jobs of the future.

With the theme, ‘Adaptation and Opportunity’ the conference reflects the strength and resilience that has been a hallmark of the apprenticeship sector, at the same time as the apprenticeship model is being expanded to new and emerging fields.

As well as the traditional trades where apprenticeships have a long record of achievement, there is heightened interest in areas such as aged care, cyber security, infrastructure, and higher-level apprenticeships and traineeships.

The conference will bring together experts from around Australia, all sharing their knowledge and experience. They will examine what is working well in serving our country’s skills development, as well as new areas that represent the apprenticeships of the future.


The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) Conference is the key biannual event for the GTO network and for the many government agencies, public and private training providers, employment programs, and industry professionals that lead the way in apprentice and trainee employment across the country. The 2019 Conference was held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, and this year we anticipate strong attendance in Hobart, Tasmania from:

  • CEOs, Managers and field officers of group training organisations
  • Chairs and Directors of the Boards of GTOs
  • State, territory and Commonwealth government representatives
  • Registered Training Organisations
  • Employer and industry organisations

The NAEN 2022 Conference offers an opportunity to build relationships with the apprentice employment network and key stakeholders across the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. The marketing potential starts from the time you sign up and continues well beyond the event itself.



Tuesday, 15 March 2022 6:00 PM – Thursday, 17 March 2022 2:00 PM [AEST]


Hotel Grand Chancellor

1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 7000


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Headline Speakers

Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business

Bernard Salt
The Demographics Group

Saul Eslake

Chelsea Randall
AFL Women’s (AFLW) player and Australian VET Alumni

Benny Eggmolesse

Adam Boyton
National Skills Commissioner

Tiffany Blight
National Careers Institute

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