The Group Booking/Deposit form on Eventbrite will close on Friday, 1st March 2024. If your school needs more time, please contact us.

Please note that all attendees (students and teachers) will need to individually self-register on Eventbrite in the coming weeks in order to:

Provide email for FREE eLearning platforms 

Select food/lunch preferences 

Provide any dietary requirements 

Receive personalised resources

Overview Flyer

Permission Note Template

Risk Assessment Templates


"The VET Summit was well organised, had great variety of presentations and students were well engaged. I look forward to our students going into their VET course with immense enthusiasm and commitment to their chosen industry." - Sharon, VET Coordinator & Careers Adviser


Keynote Speaker 

Q&A Panel

With Industry Experts

Round Robin Rotations 


What is the VET Summit?

It is a one day event that connects VET students in the region with employers throughout the day. The goal is for students to acquire skills and knowledge that will help them succeed and get the most out of their VET work placements and future careers. Activities include Keynote Speakers, Interactive Careers Workshops, and Speed Careers Mentoring.

How is the VET Summit different to a regular Careers Expo?

A traditional expo is a great way to meet people and exhibitors. The VET Summit goes beyond the traditional approach as students receive valuable advice in the Speed Careers Mentoring session in small, focused groups for up to ten minutes. Students will engage in interactive workshops surrounding careers rather than the conventional expo. They will also receive valuable resources that they will find useful throughout their career, from work placements to part time and full-time jobs post high school.

Who should attend?

The VET Summit is aimed at current Year 11 VET students who have chosen a VET course for Year 11 and 12 studies or are interested in the VET pathway.

Which schools are attending?

SWC works with all High Schools in Region E, (Fairfield, Liverpool and parts of Cumberland City Councils) including NSW DoE, Sydney Catholic Schools and Independent Schools. Please contact us if your school is outside our region.

If I completed the EOI on Google Forms, am I obligated to attend?

No, there is no obligation for your school to attend until you complete the Group Eventbrite Booking/Deposit form. By completing the EOI, your school's spot will be secured while you organise the $100 refundable booking deposit.

What is the Group Eventbrite Booking/Deposit Form?

The Group Eventbrite Booking/Deposit Form is where you book and finalise your school's spot for the VET Summit. SWC will send an Eventbrite link where you will pay a $100 refundable deposit. Your school's spot at the 2024 VET Summit is not confirmed until you do this. 

How many students and teachers can I bring? 

Nominate the number of students you would like to bring on the Group Booking/Deposit Form (no names required), up to 100 students (SWC will do our best to accommodate, however it may be capped due to high demand). The number of teachers you can bring will depend on your school's excursion policy for teacher to student ratios.

Is the VET Summit free?

The VET Summit is FREE to attend for all registered students and teachers. It is valued at $110 per person, however, SWC is providing this event FREE of charge to attend for High Schools in Fairfield & Liverpool area who have registered. 

Why do I need to pay a deposit? Will I get it back?

The deposit is to ensure that SWC can plan the event according to numbers for catering and break out sessions/rotations purposes. After your school attends the event, you will be refunded the deposit minus the booking fee [approx. $7-$15]. The $100 deposit is not refundable if (1) your school does not show up at the event, or (2) your school cancels the booking within 14 days before the event date. The $100 deposit fee minus the booking fee [approx. $7-$15] will be refunded onto the same card you used to pay the initial deposit. Please ensure that your card expiry is valid until 06/24.

When will I get my deposit back?

SWC will process the refund the day after the VET Summit (Thursday, 9th May 2024). Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for the funds to be returned to the original card used to make the purchase. Please ensure that your card expiry is valid until 06/24.

Why is the VET Summit valued at $110 per student?

This amount covers the cost of the venue hire, catering, resource booklets, hiring guest speakers, industry experts - ensuring the event runs safely and smoothly and for the students to get the most out of their day. The event has been subsidised by SWC and other providers.

What resources will be provided?

SWC will provide permission notes and risk assessment plan templates, information packs, and networking packs. Students will receive a showbag with resources at the VET Summit. 

Who are the 'Industry Experts' attending the event?

The 'Industry Experts' attending the VET Summit refer to the employees or employers from businesses and organisations that either represent a VET industry, RTO's, Tertiary Education Institutions, Government, VET focussed Not for Profits and many more. The industries represented include the VET Industry Curriculum Courses such as healthcare, construction and hospitality. 

Is transport provided?

No, schools must organise and pay for their own transport to and from the venue. In the unlikely event you are unable to arrange transport please contact SWC. 

Is lunch provided? Can certain dietary requirements be met? 

Lunch will be provided to all registered students and teachers. Basic dietary requirements will be met such as Halal, vegetarian and gluten free. Attendees with any allergies or other dietary requirements, will need to bring their own lunch.

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Rich Tran is the innovative director and founder of Ultrafade by Rich, a salon renowned for its expertise in barbering and hairdressing. Rich delivered the key note presentation and captivated the audience with his personal journey, detailing his start in the barbering industry at age 15 and the obstacles and stereotypes he overcame along the way. 

In a captivating live demonstration, Rich performed a haircut on Sarkees, a Fairvale High School VET student and an avid admirer of his work. This encounter was transformative for Sarkees, who not only received a complimentary haircut and makeover but also gained invaluable advice and mentorship from his idol, along with a free masterclass in barbering, an opportunity unique to this event. 



Self-made millionaire, Rami Ykmour, is best known as the founder of RASHAYS restaurant franchise, which has now grown to almost 40 locations along the east coast of Australia with more to come! He is also the founder of food and manufacturing facility RUOMKY and customer and safety equipment company GUEST CARE.

Rami believes in the underdog and wants to motivate people in achieving their goals.

Rami kickstarted the 2022 VET Students Careers Summit as the Keynote Speaker by sharing his inspirational career journey and what skills and attributes he looks for in an employee.


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