Welcome by John Haines

Closing the Survival Gaps presented by John Haines

Keynote 1: Cardiophysiology of Box-Jellyfish-Envenomed Patients
Presenter: ASSOC PROF JAMIE SEYMOUR is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Tropical Biology at James Cook University. He teaches at all levels, with a particular focus on the subject of venomous animals. Much of his research involves examining the biology and ecology of dangerous species found in Australia. In 1998, he established and became Director of the Tropical Australian Venom Research Unit (TASRU) which is now recognised as one of the premier research groups in the world for the studies of the ecology and biology of box jellyfish and research into medical treatment of box jellyfish envenomation.



Morning tea – networking and trade display

Keynote 2: Preventability of Trauma Deaths
Presenter:  DR BEN BECK is Deputy Head of Prehospital, Emergency and Trauma Research in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and a Chief Investigator on the Victorian State Trauma Registry. Ben leads a large body of trauma and cardiac arrest research, with a focus on improving care to critically ill patients, reducing preventable deaths, and developing injury prevention strategies.


Teaching Skills: Seven Motivating Conceptions of Learning
Presenter : TERRY BOWLES is a Senior Lecturer in Educational and Developmental Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Dr Bowles presents various strategies to facilitate learning and the ways we explain building knowledge, skills and values as we achieve our goals. Concepts of Learning can help us understand the way we learn in various contexts.



Lunch – networking and trade display

National Standards: What you need to know about VET reporting and privacy

Presenter: RACHAEL MARTIN, Senior Quality Assurance Auditor at NCVER. Rachael is passionate about the ‘getting the data right’ so decisions (business, research and policy) are based on high quality data and the effort required to achieve this is balanced against the demand this places on training organisations


Keynote 3: Up, Down, Bent: the facts and pulp fiction of drug overdose
Presenter: JEFF KENNEALLY has over thirty years’ experience as a paramedic in a busy and internationally reputed public ambulance system. The vast majority of this has been as an intensive care paramedic. For four years Jeff was responsible for overseeing the clinical practice guideline development and clinical work instructions for his state ambulance service. He oversaw the transition to full implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guideline development during that time. He was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the 2018 Australia Day honours.



Option 1
Bleeding Control: Haemostatic dressings, Israeli bandage and brachial pressure point (John Scicluna and Rachelle Wilkinson)

Option 2 
Leg Fractures + Traction Splint (Jeff Kenneally & Mike Dickinson)

Option 3 
Australian First Aid – Training Partner Q&A (Panel discussion)


Introduction to Australian First Aid Awards
Presenter: JOHN HAINES

Accompanied by drinks and canapes.