8.30am - 


Welcome ceremony with Colloquium hosts Bronwyn Clark (APC) and Fiona Stoker (ANMAC)


Welcome to Country - Leah House

Keynote Speakers

9.00am - 


Professor Zubin Austin

Calming the Storm:  Enhancing resilience of our students

Across professions and around the world, professional and caregiver burnout has become an important issue. This is particularly true for new practitioners who may have difficulty navigating the transition from the idealism of school to the realities of the workplace.


This presentation will explore models and methods used in different jurisdictions to better equip new practitioners for the realities of day-to-day patient care practice and describe educational, regulatory, professional, and employment supports necessary to optimise wellness of the health workforce.  

9.45am - 


Professor Karen Strickland

To infinity and beyond! What does the future hold for postgraduate careers in health?

Healthcare is ever evolving and the roles and career pathways for health care professionals must evolve with this. Many of the opportunities and roles available in today’s health care did not exist 30 years ago. Similarly, some of the roles new graduates will hold are yet to be invented!


How can we ensure we develop postgraduate education pathways that will prepare our future workforce?


This presentation will explore post registration career pathways and the role of education in developing the varied career opportunities from different countries. We will discuss the implications to support the future workforce in Australia underpinned by high quality education preparation.

From Virtual

11.00am - 

AR/VR and simulation: mixing the realities to improve health professions education

Dr Vivienne


Dr Cherie


Dr Jane



Explore the challenges faced by healthcare educators when planning and delivering simulation-based education. Participants will identify solutions and develop practical strategies for building sustainable simulation-based education programs to their own organisations. A key outcome of this workshop is fostering a community of practice for those healthcare educators utilising simulation.

To Reality

2.00pm - 

An approach to measuring the quality of clinical placements. Development of the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET)


Simon Cooper

In this session, Simon will explore and expand upon opportunities to introduce a standardised Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) to measure the quality of clinical placement. The PET has been developed using a co-design approach and pilot testing has been completed with nursing students. Establishing a shared approach to evaluating quality experiences for students on placement has great pot...

2.30pm - 


Taking the first stEP: Development and implementation of a new pharmacy experiential program in community pharmacy

Simon Furletti

Explore the process of creating a new experiential program centred on a framework of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). Simon focuses on the quality assurance methodologies and preceptor support materials employed to deliver experiential placements through community pharmacy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Demonstrate the basic framework of how to construct an EPA based experiential ...

3.00pm - 


Entrustable Me – making entrustment decisions

Professor Debra


Dr Josephine


Explore the concept of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) and how they may relate to interprofessional practice. Hear Debra and Josephine's own experience with a ground breaking initiative, working with new graduates to support interprofessional learning and practice in the clinical practice environment. They are here to challenge the notion of uniprofessional workplace supervisi...


4.15pm - 


Patients are safer if students do not practise on them – from virtual to reality

Professor Emerita Mary Chiarella AM, Dr Daniel Malone, Deirdre Criddle, Olivia Collenette, Karen O'Brien & Professor Andrew McLachlan as Moderator

Prepare to be entertained. Under the masterful guidance of Professor Andrew McLachlan, two industry experts lead teams of experienced and early career practitioners to argue how best we prepare students.

To close the day, we'll hear arguments for and against the idea that patients are safer when students do not practise on them. Should we move to fully simulated environments?