QASEL is bringing high quality professional learning to Townsville!

School leadership teams, lead teachers, inclusion staff, therapists – everyone will benefit from this professional learning and networking opportunity.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Peter Kelly (Deputy Director-General State Schools), Steve Francis, Lorena Clayton, Ric Day (QASEL President), a range of presentations from the Disability and Inclusion and Curriculum, Teaching and Learning branches, and local school presentations. The programs will closely mirror and advance on the Brisbane conference, including the QASELCON dinner where we will hear from Lyle Giles (Regional Director – NQR).

While we expect a large audience from our northern regions, all members and leaders from across the state are welcomed.


Your Registration Options

Non Member
 Days 1 & 2  $350  $450
 Day 1 only  $200  $250
 Day 2 only  $200  $250


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Prices include GST. QASEL members enjoy at least a 20% discount off registration costs. If you are not already a member, we invite you to consider joining today.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES | All conference sessions. Morning teas, lunches, and afternoon teas. Opening address and networking event on Wednesday 2 June. Dinner, drinks, and entertainment on Thursday 3 June.

Steve FrancisSTEVE FRANCIS is expert in the complexities of leading effective schools. He is the first choice of principals around Australia. Whether they want to enhance the skills of their leadership team or they want their staff to be genuinely and absolutely engaged, energised and enthused to REALLY create the difference that sets schools apart, they turn to Steve.

Lorena ClaytonLORENA CLAYTON is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over 20 years' experience of bringing "human" to Human Resources in Australia’s most recognised businesses. With a passion for creating great workplace cultures and developing leadership capability, Lorena is a sought after keynote speaker, facilitator and change agent.

Peter KellyPETER KELLY has been involved in State education for over 30 years in a multitude of positions including as a classroom teacher, Head of Department, Deputy Principal, Principal and Executive Principal at a number of local schools. Peter then headed north to become the Regional Director of North Queensland and in 2018, returned to Brisbane to take the position of Deputy Director-General, State Schools.

Ric DayRIC DAY is currently President of the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders (QASEL). He has worked for the Queensland Department of Education for over 25 years and has been a leader in a variety of roles within special education including as a Principal, Deputy Principal and Head of Special Education Services. More recently he has held roles in Regional Offices, Central Office and the Office of the Director-General. These roles have included Lead Principal (Special and Foundation Schools), Lead Principal (Principal Hotline) and Executive Policy and Liaison Advisor to the Minster for Education.

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