WA Seminar: Good Theory Good Practice & 2022 AGM

The CDAA WA Division is pleased to be hosting our annual Good Theory Good Practice professional development day.

The event will be held at the Curtin Medical School on Saturday, 17 September from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

The theme for this year's event will be 'Disrupted Careers'.

The program will develop our understanding of careers beyond cancer, myWAY Employability, pivoting to new opportunities through vet, and practical career practitioner strategies. 

As in previous years, we have put together a high quality program which will appeal to Career Practitioners from all sectors, including those working in private practice, universities, vocational education colleges and secondary schools.  


  • Lois Keay-Smith - Career Practitioner and Director of Career Wisdom
    Topic: A ‘Virtual Churchill’ Journey - Research, Reflections and Resolutions

    In 2019, Lois was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel overseas to US, Canada and UK to investigate career services for adults with cancer. Until of course, a global pandemic struck. Lois will share the story of the ‘virtual Churchill’ she completed in 2021 and discuss the findings, some learnings and what’s next.

  • Dr Marina Ciccarelli - Academic and Researcher at Curtin University & Cheryl Mangan - Manager, Research Translation at Autism CRC
    Topic: myWAY Employability

    myWAY Employability
    is an initiative of Autism CRC, co-led by Marina Ciccarelli, Curtin University and Cheryl Mangan, Autism CRC. Based on six years of research, myWAY Employability is a smart web platform that helps Autistic young people take control of their future. The platform has been designed with and for Autistic young people.

  • Kathy Hoare - Director of State Workforce Planning, Department of Training and Workforce Development
    Topic: Pivoting to New Opportunities Through VET

    Kathy was appointed to her position at the Department of Training and Workforce Development in April 2019. The State Workforce Planning branch has five key teams: Economic and Labour Market Analysis, Industry and Regional Planning, WA Defence Industry Office, Industry Development and State Workforce Planning Projects, and Training Curriculum Services.

  • Ty Jones - Career Development Officer at Joblink Midwest
    Topic: Practical Career Practitioner Strategies

    Ty regularly runs career workshops for all ages, but has particular expertise at engaging with secondary school students. His workshop will be fun, practical and hands on. Participants will leave the session with some simple games and strategies that they will be able to use in their classrooms or workshops. 

The presentations will be followed by the 2022 CDAA WA Division Annual General Meeting. 

Light refreshments will be provided
CPD Points: 4 hours
CPD Competency: Professional Practice Application 

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17/09/2022 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Curtin Medical School Building 410 Kent Street BENTLEY WA 6102 Australia
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