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ACS Tech and Employability Skills Half Day Conference Webinar

The ACS Tech and Employability Skills Half-Day Conference is targeted towards, but not limited to students currently completing their studies.

Registration End Date:

Thu, 31 Mar, 11:00 AM

  • when

  • Event Start:
    Fri, 01 Apr, 01:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Fri, 01 Apr, 04:00 PM
  • event price

  • Non-Member: $40.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">This event will allow participants to keep abreast of their professional development through several thought industry led sessions that will highlight the ways in which student and graduates can stand out and succeed in the tech world.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Continued professional development can deliver a deeper understanding of what it means to be a professional and ensures that the knowledge stays relevant and up to date within the industry.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><u>Session One: Certification Presentation</u></span></span></span></p> <p><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><u>Session Two: Navigating Your Career in a Fast-Changing Technology Industry</u></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The fast-changing technology industry presents many exciting opportunities as well as challenges for IT professionals. In particular, building a successful technology career is daunting due to the continuously evolving technologies and the need to learn new skills at a rapid pace. In such a dynamic environment predicting the future career choices can be a futile exercise. However, the IT professionals can equip themselves with the right foundational skills, attributes and personality traits  to gain adequate flexibility to navigate the career in any direction the industry may take.  </span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><u>Session Three: LinkedIn Digital Competency – Creating Your Digital Footprint</u></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">LinkedIn is a tool for building your network, your career and your profile – both internally and externally, so you can attract the opportunities that are aligned with your goals. With over 15 million Australians on LinkedIn, how do you stand out? How do you showcase your ACS membership? How do you choose an engagement, curation and creation strategy? What steps do you need to take to go from digital literacy to digital competency in the online presence world? How does LinkedIn fit into your overall digital footprint? Learn all this and more and utilise the handout provided to dig even deeper.</span></span></span><br> </p> <p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1648772130000"></img></p> <p>In attending this event you will receive 3 CPD hours if all 3 sessions are attended. You are still required to complete all event reports during the Professional Environments online course to document your participation and key learning outcomes for these professional development events.<br><br>ALL 3 SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED TO RECEIVE 3 CPD HOURS. </p> <p><b>Notice for ACS Professional Year Students</b><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimise your window when attending a virtual event.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of VPN. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimise your window with a webinar, as it can stop duration of your attendance.<br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u><br><br><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i><br> </p> <p><b>Cancellation and Refunds</b></p> <p>All cancellations must be processed through the website, a refund will only be considered if it is at least 3 working days prior to the event.</p>


 01:00 PM - 01:05 PM  Welcome and Opening address                          
 01:05 PM - 01:50 PM  Introduction and Session #1                          
 01:50 PM - 02:00 PM  Q&A from audience                          
 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM  Introduction and Session #2                          
 02:45 PM - 02:55 PM  Q&A from audience                          
 02:55 PM - 03:05 PM  Break                          
 03:05 PM - 03:50 PM  Introduction and Session #3                          
 03:50 PM - 04:00 PM  Q&A from audience                          
 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM  Event close                          

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Learning and development management (ETMG) -> Level 3


Michelle Bourke

Michelle Bourke


Chary Chigurala

Chary Chigurala

•            30 years of industry experience:
­             CIO with Laminex, ANZ
­             Global Head of ICT, Electro Optic Systems
­             Head of IT Strategy, NBN
­             Director - Strategy & Transformation, Hewlett Packard, Asia Pacific 
­             Strategic Planning Manager, Texas Utilities

•            Business strategy
•            IT transformation, strategy, and governance
•            Cloud, Big Data & ERP
•            Shared services  & Outsourcing
•            Mergers and acquisitions
•            Competency-based organization design

•            Executive education in strategy, Harvard Business School; Boston, MA, USA
•            MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management
•            Strategy & Risk: Australian Institute of Company Directors
•            Management Accountancy; Calcutta, India
•            Bachelor of Engineering, National Institute of Technology; Warangal, India

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Sue Ellson

Sue Ellson

Sue Ellson BBus MIML MPC CDAA ASA WV SPN - Independent LinkedIn Specialist, Trainer, Consultant, Author, Founder and Director. Sue’s career started at Westpac in Adelaide for 11 years before she moved to Melbourne. In 2001 she established her first social enterprise, and in 2012 her second, In 2016, she published three non-fiction books on LinkedIn, Careers and Business and Hyper Local Marketing and has since finished two more – Gigsters and LinkedIn for me and my career or business. She teaches at the Centre for Adult Education and serves a variety of individual, business and enterprise clients in Australia and overseas. She attends between one and four events every week to keep herself up to date. More information at 

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Henry Louey

Henry Louey

Henry is the Director of Professional Certifications for the ACS and has been in the role since 2015.  Before joining the ACS, Henry was the Regional Director for CompTIA and Education Manager for ASEAN, China and ANZ at Novell.  Henry has been an industry speaker at many I.T conferences and has spoken on topics such as Cloud Computing, Security & Identity Management and Sustainability. In his spare time, Henry is an avid reader of crime novels and is proud of his collection of 1980’s Commodore computers

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