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Binnacle Training is proud to announce that our 2023 VET in Schools Conference (ViSC) will mark the 10th year of staging this annual flagship event in our Binnacle events calendar, with ‘ViSC10’ taking place on Friday 24th of November (Term 4, Week 8). Over the past decade, ViSC has grown into a powerful celebration of the Binnacle community and an opportunity for you – our wonderful teachers – to collaborate, share knowledge and foster connections.

Reflecting on the past ten years, we are proud of the evolution of ViSC into a Hybrid (Live + Virtual) Event, ensuring all of our Keynote and Industry Speakers are accessible to all Binnacle Deliverers across Queensland and the ACT. ViSC has consistently provided a stage for exceptional speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts who have enlightened us with their insight and experiences.

Similar to previous years, our Live (face-to-face) Event will be held at TAFE Southbank (66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane). It’s our hope to see as many of you there ‘live’ on the day and to unashamedly motivate – we will be providing a number of incentives for those who are able to commemorate our 10 Years of ViSC in person. As this will be a ticketed event, there will be limited seating for live attendees and therefore we encourage you to register quickly to secure your seat. For our teachers who can’t make it ‘live’ on the day, be assured your virtual experience will be one like no other via our state-of-the-art streaming platform – Elevate.

For our Live attendees, please register for your Industry Workplace Visit by selecting the button below. We’ve planned some incredible visits for you within South Brisbane.

Secure your ticket to ViSC 2023 (Hybrid Event) Register you Live Industry Workplace Visit (for Live Attendees Only)

Our Hybrid Event (Live + Virtual) will address all our Program Areas: SPORT & RECREATION, SPORT COACHING, FITNESS, BUSINESS and TOURISM

Our theme for ViSC10, “Together”, symbolises the essence of our partnership with each of our amazing teachers. ViSC is about collaboration, sharing, and building lasting connections. With this in mind – and by careful design – ViSC10 will look a little different for our live and virtual attendees, which we’re very excited about! Using the power of “Together” we will again deliver a hybrid event that utilises one premium stage (for our Live attendees) and our state-of-the-art ‘Elevate’ virtual streaming platform for our Virtual attendees.

In a ViSC first, we’ll be enabling ALL Attendees (Live + Virtual) to engage in an Industry Workplace Visit (either in-person or virtually depending on your ticket type). This new format will provide a networking and connection opportunity like no other – utilising enhanced online chat features and face-to-face touch points to collaborate and share this milestone – “Together”. In great news, your attendance at ViSC10 will satisfy all THREE of your Part 4 Binnacle Profile Requirements!

  • Industry PD
  • Industry Workplace Visit

If you have already satisfied your Semester 2, 2023 requirement we will ensure this satisfies your requirement for Semester 1, 2024.

  • Leading Industry and VET Professional Development
  • Industry Keynote Speakers
  • Key Binnacle Program Updates across each course of delivery
  • Available to all our Partner Schools



From the State of Origin dressing rooms to The Long Room at Lord’s and the AFL and NRL Grand Finals, the Head of Sport for 7News Brisbane, Ben Davis has travelled the globe Interviewing Prime Ministers, World Champions, Premiers, National Sporting Captains, and newsmakers, engaging and informing audiences all over the country and we’re extremely lucky to have Ben help us celebrate our milestone that is ‘ViSC10’, on Friday 24th of November.

Almost every Australian school has the intention to get everyone on the same page about practice. So why aren’t we on the page yet? And why does this page seem so hard to write and agree to? Adam will show you how your entire school can be led onto this mythical same page. It’s time for us to be clear, consistent and effective when it comes to engaging young people.

For more information head to Real Schools.

Stephanie Rice is a dynamic businesswoman with a strong background in luxury brand and sports-based partnerships, stemming from her remarkable career as a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Queensland, she combines 15 years of corporate sales expertise with a decade of professional athletics. Her exceptional achievements include three Olympic Gold Medals, five World Records, and induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Stephanie Rice is a symbol of excellence and success, both in the sporting arena and the business world.

From humble beginnings, Matt Ballin counted himself very fortunate to play 220 NRL games, win two NRL premierships and having played State of Origin with Queenlsand before this recently retired HPE Teacher applied himself as a coach and mentor, assisting with the next generation of rugby league players. Come and listen about his key learnings throughout his NRL career and his coaching methods that he now implements within his current role of Assistant Coach at the Brisbane Broncos.

Talia Wylie invites you to step into the radiant warmth of her yoga studio for a unique and soothing practice that combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the healing power of far infrared rays. As you flow through the postures in this gentle heat, tension melts away, muscles relax, and your body finds newfound flexibility. She weaves the harmonious vibrations of the gong into her practice, unlocking a portal to inner peace and self-discovery that is truly extraordinary.

Join Monique Le Mottee and Brad Mifsud (from VALD Performance) at Brisbane SHS for this engaging session, showcasing some of their signature VALD sport and fitness testing equipment, offering an intriguing insight into the future possibilities of sport, engagement and performance. Learn how VALD systems can enable you and your classrooms to adopt a truly athlete-centric approach when it comes to understanding human movement, performance, injury risk and rehabilitation.

Nicola Bone is the mastermind behind the Sound off for Schools, a program that empowers young people and individuals to understand their internal world, thought patterns and cognitive habits, aimed to transform and create wholehearted living. The session involves wearing wireless headphones with your attention completely captured in the present moment. You will hear low ambient sounds and the facilitiators instructions which guide you through a series of mindfulness practices and movements. A fabulous session that will provide you with a range of tools that can you utilised in sport, fitness and business curriculum.

Hosted by Flight Centre’s Foundation Leader, Suzi Borgelt, teachers will be taken on a tour of the Flight Centre Head Office located in the heart of South Bank. It is here where you will experience an open-planned working environment like no other. This creative workspace, is an eye opener into the corporate and travel world where pod meeting rooms have been designed and inspired from all modes of transport from around the world. Following the tour, Suzi and members of her team will share how Flight Centre has evolved, and their dynamic approach to recent industry tends faced in business and the tourism industry.

On offer for our Business and Tourism teachers is a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the Queensland Museum at South Bank Brisbane. Maho Go and her team, shall take you on an exploration of Museums’s engagement and events component of the facility including their involvement in the World Science Festival Brisbane followed by a detailed tour of the museum’s current public exhibitions.

An iconic landmark on the South Bank skyline, the Channel 7 Wheel of Brisbane is a breathtaking way to take in a 360-degree panoramic view of spectacular Brisbane city.Enjoy the comfort of a fully enclosed, air-conditioned gondola ride which includes an engaging audio tour of the Brisbane landscape with your fellow collegues followed by a discussion with the Managing Director, Richard Dixon and his team, taking us behind the operations of the Wheel of Brisbane experience.

Connect with ASCA Level 2 Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, and HPE Teacher Jake Stanton as he explains how he ‘Manages large groups of athletes in his school gym’ at Keebra Park State High School and how they’ve established a highly success Men’s Rugby League Academy on the Gold Coast over many years which have included recent Alumni’s such as Payne Haas, David Fifita and Reese Walsh to name a few.

With humble home-kitchen origins, the sweet wonderland that is New Farm Confectionery today is renowned for its creation of gourmet, elegant, and contemporary take on classic confectionery… and chocolate, all handcrafted with the adult treat-lover in mind. Founder and Managing Director Jodie Neilson shows us how her entrepreneurial concept (and her love for sweets and chocolate) quickly grew to a bustling business beyond her wildest dreams! Step into her flagship store and kitchen in Newstead and onto the factory floor with a great local business case study to share with your students!

Program of Events (Live Attendees) Program of Events (Virtual Attendees) Live Industry Workplace Visits



Our mission is to provide you with the greatest amount of value possible! This being the case, we want to ensure you are able to capitalise on the information being shared with you across the entire day. To do so, we suggest the following:

  • Log into ‘Elevate’ – our virtual streaming platform in the lead-up to the event to familiarise yourself with its functionality. This will be available to all registered attendees.
  • All live and virtual attendees should have a fully charged device (either a phone, tablet or laptop). This will allow you to engage with teachers all over the state via a live chat feed, contribute to ongoing polls, and have an opportunity to have your questions responded to by our presenters in each session.
  • Make sure your device has a good internet connection so you don’t miss out on the information addressed in each session due to lag or dropouts.
  • If you are tuning in with your colleagues, we stress the importance of logging into the event from your own device to ensure you’ll be awarded with your Semester 2 Industry, VET and Industry Workplace Visit PD at the completion of the event.