Registration and Payment

Online Registration & Session Selection (including Pre-Conference Sessions)

Registrations are due by Thursday, April 30, 2009. Late registrations cannot be guaranteed a place. We encourage members to register early.

Early Bird Member Rate closed on April 9, 2009 (applicable to those current financial members for registrations received or postmarked on or before this date)

Online payment: You can make your payment online immediately using secure Paymate facilities.

Direct Payment: We'll send you an invoice with our bank details (you must provide advice of payment so we can attribute it correctly).

Credit card: We'll send you an invoice and you can make payment by MasterCard or Visa by post or phone.

Cheque: We'll send you an invoice and you can make pay by cheque to 'VALBEC'.

Your Details (will appear on your name tag)

First name:

Last name:

(if applicable)

Contact and other details for correspondence

(Where possible, correspondence will be sent by email)

Number and Street or Post Office Box:




Country: (if other than Australia)

Day time Phone:


Day time Fax:

Special dietary requirements or other needs:

Are you a VALBEC Member?

In which sector do you work?





Session Selection

To help the conference run as smoothly as possible, indicate your preferred session in each block. Click here for more details of each session. Note that the program is subject to change without notice; check this web site for the latest information.


The VALBEC conference provides a valuable forum for discussion and debate, implicit in which is the understanding that none of the content of the conference is formally endorsed by VALBEC.

Pre-Conference Sessions - Thursday, May 7

You can register for just the pre-conference, just the conference or for both events.

Pre-conference Session P • 3.00-4.00 pm • Select one


Cool e-learning tools and resources for ALBE learners



Weaving through the Assessment Maze



No attending pre-conference sessions


Pre-conference Q • 4.30-5.30 pm • Select one


Introduction to the Australian Core Skills Framework



Using a theme based approach to teaching Numeracy and Science


Not attending pre-conference sessions


Conference - Friday, May 8, 9.00 am

Session A (select 1 of 3)


Exploring an intensive reading pedagogy in adult literacy



Twenty-first Century Graffiti


Navigating our way through the Skills environment

Session B (select 1 of 5)


Emerging ways of teaching groups of adults using Accelerated Literacy methods



Cyber Bullying or Online Harassment- A TAFE perspective


Lollies and Coffee - VCAL meets ESL


Scaffolding applied literacy into community services study


Resources Showcase


Session C (select 1 of 6)


Navigating the CGEA: new directions and inspiration towards a learning destination




Putting theory into practice in an Accelerated Literacy lesson


Big Deal! - a responsible gambling education program for young people


Uncovering Pompeii: What can we learn in the laneways of this ancient Roman city?



Adult literacy and numeracy in ACE capability building project 2008-2009.


ESL and numeracy: Incorporating numeracy into the new ESL Framework entry level course


Conditions and Cancellations

1. Fees includes all conference sessions, morning tea, lunch, participant pack and post-conference drinks.

2. Registrations cannot be accepted without payment or purchase order.

3. The program is subject to change without notice.

4. Numbers in some workshops may be limited. Allocation will be in order of receipt of payment.

5. All registrations received by the due date will be acknowledged by email (preferred), fax or post.

6. Cancellations on or prior to April 23, 2009 will incur an administration fee of $22 (including GST).

7. After April 23, 2009, a cancellation fee of $55 (including GST) will apply.

8. Payment must be received prior to attending the conference.

Conference Fees (includes 10% GST)



(Thursday afternoon)



Both Days

(Thursday afternoon and Friday)

Early Bird Member Rate
(applicable to those current financial members for registrations received or postmarked on or before April 9, 2009)

Early bird is
now closed

Early bird is
now closed

Early bird is
now closed

Member Rate




Standard Rate




Presenter Rate
(only applies to those confirmed by Conference organisers)

No fee



Purchase Order No. (if applicable)

Payment method

Pay online now using Paymate (a small fee applies). You'll be taken to a payment page when you submit this form.

by email to the address provided. You may then

• Make a direct payment into the VALBEC bank account. (The conference account details will be on the invoice). You must provide a remittance advice of payment details

• Pay by credit card (phone, fax or mail)

• Send a cheque payable to ‘VALBEC’

So now you can finally ...

  or start again  

The conference is supported by Adult Community and Further Education