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Professional Development Forum Student Information Day Weekend Careers Information Session Aerospace Student Professionals Provisional Program REGISTRATION FORM Careers & Skills Supporters

for secondary teachers and career professionals careers in aviation, aerospace & defence.

avalon - Thursday 12 march 2009
Free of charge - places are limited
Careers in aviation, aerospace and defence

Pre registration essential. Register here

Click here to view Provisional Program

Learn about the careers opportunities available to young people in Australia’s aviation, aerospace, and defence sectors.

Find out where the jobs really are.

Be informed as to the skills and training pathways required.

Meet key industry employers.

Hear from young people currently working in the sectors.

See the latest technology from the world’s leading companies.

For further details contact Heather Ring (03) 5282 0500 or email

Pre registration essential. Register here

Download 2009 Professional Development Day Brochure

Getting to the Professional Development Forum
on Thursday 12th March 2009

From Melbourne
Avalon is about 55kms along the Princes Freeway from the West Gate Bridge.

From Tullamarine Airport
Take the Tullamarine Freeway to the Western Ring Road and then travel west along the Princes Freeway towards Geelong.

From Avalon Airport (Jetstar Terminal)
An internal transport service will be available to carry passengers from the Avalon Jetstar terminal to the Airshow site.

From Geelong
Avalon is about 18kms along the Princes Freeway. Signs will direct you to the turn off and ample parking is available.

By Train

V/Line fares to Avalon Airport during Australian International Airshow
(10 - 15 March 2009)
From Melbourne to Avalon Airport (return)
includes Metropolitan Zone 1 & 2 travel
Adults: $16.00
Concession/Child: $11.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $43.00
From Geelong to Avalon (return)
includes Geelong Transit System travel
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00
From Lara to Avalon Airport (return) – shuttle bus only
Adults: $ 7.00
Concession/Child: $ 5.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $18.00

From other locations in Victoria
Patrons travelling by V/Line from other locations in regional Victoria pay the applicable fare to Lara, plus the cost of the shuttle bus fare between Lara and Avalon.

V/Line tickets to Avalon during the Airshow are available for purchase from:

  • V/Line stations
  • V/Line agents
  • V/Line Call centre – 136 196
  • Premium metropolitan stations

Follow signage for buses from the highway to the designated parking areas.

Follow signage that says Airshow “P” from the highway.
Parking is free of charge for both Buses and Cars on Thursday 12th March and Friday 13th March before 2.00pm.

Every person attending the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence exposition will need to go through a security checkpoint. Security checkpoints will be open from 8.30 am.

Registration opens from 8.30 - 9.15

When on site and after you go through security look for signage with the below logo on it directing you to the Careers & Skills Registration marquee.

The registration process is as follows:

  1. Make your way to the Careers and Skills registration marquee
  2. Show your photo id to the staff at the registration marquee
  3. The staff will mark your name off the list and hand you your entry pass
  4. Make your way to the main gate where the staff will process your entry pass


Entry to site
The main gate will not be open until 9.00am. However it is important that you are registered and inline to go through the main gate as the Professional Development Forum will commence at 9.15. Bare in mind over 200 people to register and be seated by 9.15am.

Finding your way to the Auditorium
Once inside the Main gate again follow the signage with the below information

Professional Development Forum

The Opening Address will be delivered by Minister Jacinta Allan, Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation.

Speakers on the day include:

  • Dr Steven Gumley, CEO Defence Materiel Organisation
  • Andy Thomas- Astronaut
  • Other aerospace, aviation and defence industry speakers

Morning tea and lunch will be provided and served in the Auditorium

For any one with special dietary requirements you will need to consider bringing your own refreshments.

Lunch will include a roll, piece of cake, chocolate bar and a drink.

Some packs will cater for vegetarian diners

0830-0915 Registration
0900 Main Gate Opens
0915-1100 Industry Speakers
1045-1115 Coffee Break (provided)
1115-1200 Young Industry Ambassadors
1200-1230 Question and Answer panel session
1230-1300 Lunch (provided)
1300 Conclusion of formal program

Attendees are more than welcome to stay and enjoy the exhibition and any of the many other wonderful experience of the Airshow.

Dress standard:
Appropriate (informal summer) business attire is required.

No Smoking:
Smoking is not permitted inside any structure.

Things to remember to bring on the day:

  • Photo id
  • Pen and Paper for taking notes
Download 2009 Professional Development Day Brochure
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