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The AAGE offers opportunities for learning, sharing and networking around the country each year. A summary of our most regular AAGE events and links to event registration are below.

Annual Conference

Three-day annual national event that typically attracts around 300 delegates and focuses on the professional development of AAGE members in addition to addressing key graduate recruitment & development issues. Members are offered a $200 (~20%) discount to attend. For further information please visit www.aageconference.com.au.

Workshops

These are held quarterly in the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Our workshops offer a mix of information sharing and the opportunity to network with other local colleagues in the industry. Attendance is complimentary for Members.

Practitioner Master Class Seminars

An annual professional development training opportunity is offered around Australia, focussing on the 'how to' of graduate recruitment. The Practitioner Master Class Seminar series is held across six capital cities each year. An $80 (~30%) discount is offered for Members.

The Big Meet

This one-day careers fair is held across five states in Australia during March each year, promoted to all students from all universities in each host city. The Big Meet offers an efficient way of promoting to potential candidates and are held in purpose-built exhibition venues in central city locations. AAGE Members receive a substantial discount on exhibitor rates.

Upcoming events

    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Reserve Bank of Australia, Level 20, 65 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    What's on your mind?

    You are invited to join us for the AAGE's Graduate Development & Retention Roundtable.
       
    This is an exciting opportunity to meet your peers from the graduate resourcing and development industry to discuss a range of issues related to Graduate Development Programs:

    • Structure and content of development programs
    • Use of development programs as an attraction tool
    • Identification of high potential
    • Technical training vs. leadership training
    • Use of assessment and selection scores to determine training needs
    • Retention of graduates
           

    Cost

    Complimentary entry for AAGE members.

    Non-members and member colleagues may attend for $40 + GST.   

    Please note that members must be logged in to access complimentary registration.


    NOTE: To keep overall numbers manageable, we request that each organisation sends no more than 2 epresentatives.

    Cancellations

    In order for us to cater appropriately, please let us know if you need to cancel your attendance. In order to cancel an invoice raised OR receive a refund for event attendance, the AAGE requires a MINIMUM of 24 hours' notice to receive notice of your intention to cancel. All cancellation requests need to be received in writing via events@aage.com.au.

    Enquiries

    Please contact events@aage.com.au.    
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Ernst and Young, Level 5, 11 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

    What's on your mind?

    You are invited to join us for the AAGE's Graduate Development & Retention Roundtable.
       
    This is an exciting opportunity to meet your peers from the graduate resourcing and development industry to discuss a range of issues related to Graduate Development Programs:

    • Structure and content of development programs
    • Use of development programs as an attraction tool
    • Identification of high potential
    • Technical training vs. leadership training
    • Use of assessment and selection scores to determine training needs
    • Retention of graduates
           

    Cost

    Complimentary entry for AAGE members.

    Non-members and member colleagues may attend for $40 + GST.   

    Please note that members must be logged in to access complimentary registration.


    NOTE: To keep overall numbers manageable, we request that each organisation sends no more than 2 epresentatives.

    Cancellations

    In order for us to cater appropriately, please let us know if you need to cancel your attendance. In order to cancel an invoice raised OR receive a refund for event attendance, the AAGE requires a MINIMUM of 24 hours' notice to receive notice of your intention to cancel. All cancellation requests need to be received in writing via events@aage.com.au.

    Enquiries

    Please contact events@aage.com.au.    
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Department of The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes, ACT
    • 5

    What's on your mind?

    You are invited to join us for the next Graduate Managers Forum (GMF).

    The forum will be held at Department of The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes, ACT. The Forum will take place prior to the AAGE Graduate Development and Retention Roundtable (12:00pm to 2:00pm).

    Cost

    Complimentary entry for all attendees.

    Cancellations

    In order for us to cater appropriately, please let us know if you need to cancel your attendance. In order to cancel an invoice raised OR receive a refund for event attendance, the AAGE requires a MINIMUM of 24 hours' notice to receive notice of your intention to cancel. All cancellation requests need to be received in writing via events@aage.com.au.

    Enquiries

    Please contact events@aage.com.au.    
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Department of The Treasury, Langton Crescent, Parkes, ACT

    What's on your mind?

    You are invited to join us for the AAGE's Graduate Development & Retention Roundtable.
       
    This is an exciting opportunity to meet your peers from the graduate resourcing and development industry to discuss a range of issues related to Graduate Development Programs:

    • Structure and content of development programs
    • Use of development programs as an attraction tool
    • Identification of high potential
    • Technical training vs. leadership training
    • Use of assessment and selection scores to determine training needs
    • Retention of graduates
           

    Cost

    Complimentary entry for AAGE members.

    Non-members and member colleagues may attend for $40 + GST.   

    Please note that members must be logged in to access complimentary registration.


    NOTE: To keep overall numbers manageable, we request that each organisation sends no more than 2 epresentatives.

    Cancellations

    In order for us to cater appropriately, please let us know if you need to cancel your attendance. In order to cancel an invoice raised OR receive a refund for event attendance, the AAGE requires a MINIMUM of 24 hours' notice to receive notice of your intention to cancel. All cancellation requests need to be received in writing via events@aage.com.au.

    Enquiries

    Please contact events@aage.com.au.    
    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM
    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Sydney Hilton, 488 George Street, Sydney

    Click 'Register' at the bottom of the page to purchase your pass - please note that prices are ex. GST

    Taking place at the Sydney Hilton in October 2017, the Annual AAGE Graduate Recruitment and Development Conference will bring together recruitment and development practitioners from around Australia to explore new challenges and identify new insights across the graduate industry.

    The conference program will offer delegates the perfect mix of professional and personal development through keynotes, workshops, interactive discussion forums and networking opportunities. Our annual black tie Gala Dinner on Day 2 of the Conference incorporates our AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards (AGRIAs) ceremony, which recognises excellence and best practice across the industry.

    Further information can be found via the AAGE Conference website: www.aageconference.com.au.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. Tuesday 24th October 2017, the day before the date of the conference. If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    2. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    3. If you wish to transfer or split your conference pass, the AAGE must be notified in writing prior to the commencement of the conference.

    4. All AAGE event attendees must abide by the AAGE's Code of Conduct.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • Soft copy only - PDF sent via email

    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2017 Candidate Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with over 2,800 responses from candidates joining 85 different organisations in 2017.
     
    The AAGE Candidate Survey provides the latest information on:

    • Candidate applications
    • Job hunting techniques
    • Factors which influence application and offer acceptance decisions
    • Views on best employers in the industry
    • Future plans of candidates.

    Released each year, this study was the first of its kind to be made commercially available. Outlining some important and interesting trends in our growing industry, the survey captures responses from various industry organisations, providing ways for members to benchmark themselves against their competitors and help them to plan for upcoming graduate recruitment campaigns. Members who participate in the research receive a complimentary soft copy of the report and other members are eligible to purchase the Summary Report at a discounted rate.

    Members must log into their profile to access the member rate.

    Please contact surveys@aage.com.au with any queries.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • Soft copy only - PDF sent via email,

    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2017 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 89 different organisations taking part in 2016.

    The AAGE Employer Survey provides the latest information on:

    • Vacancy levels for graduates commencing work in 2017
    • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2017
    • Application levels and selection processes used by recruiters in 2016
    • Marketing spend for events and activities in 2016.

    Released each year, this study was the first of its kind to be made commercially available. Outlining some important and interesting trends in our growing industry, the survey captures responses from various industry organisations, providing ways for members to benchmark themselves against their competitors and help them to plan for upcoming graduate recruitment campaigns. Members have access to a discounted price and members who participate receive a complimentary soft copy of the report.

    Members must log into their profile to access the member rate.

    Please contact surveys@aage.com.au with any queries.

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • Soft copy only - Link sent via email

    Click 'Register' to purchase the handbook

    The AAGE 'How To' Handbook: A guide to graduate recruitment has been produced by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers Ltd (AAGE). A subcommittee of graduate recruitment industry veterans, whose careers have been dedicated to the recruitment and development of graduates, have shared and combined their experience and ideas, giving rise to this publication.

    The handbook is designed to assist those new to the industry, as well as serve those who are already involved in graduate recruitment to seek best practice.

    Topics include the attraction, selection, induction and development of graduates, and content is included regarding professional development for graduate employers themselves.

    Members must log into their profile to access the member rate.

    Please contact info@aage.com.au with any queries.

    • 05 Mar 2018
    • 28 Mar 2018
    • Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

      

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 05 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Activities Centre, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, Hobart, TAS

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

      

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Pavilion 1, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

      

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane, QLD

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

      

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

    The Law Society of NSW is excited to announce the return of the Sydney Law Careers Fair in 2018. To be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, this event will be run in conjunction with the Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) Big Meet Careers Expo.

    Pricing

    The cost of exhibiting at the Sydney Law Careers Fair is shown on the left.

    The pricing structure allows exhibitors to book 1,2 or 3 spaces at the Sydney Law Careers Fair. Each space is approximately 3metres by 3metres and includes a trestle table, table cloth and two chairs. If you would like to order a walled display booth then this costs an extra $450+GST per space (you can add a booth as you progress through the order form).

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at The Sydney Law Careers Fair until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by 30 days from the date of the invoice.

    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Sydney Law Careers Fair. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 28 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

    We are pleased to offer organisations the opportunity to exhibit at The Big Meet 2018.

    What is The Big Meet?

    The Big Meet is a one day careers fair which is promoted to all students from all universities in the host city.
     
    Why Exhibit?

    The Big Meet provides the perfect solution for exhibitors wishing to maximise their exposure to potential candidates whilst minimising their costs. If you have limited time, resources or budget, The Big Meet is the ideal way to reach the right students from a range of universities in one day.

      

    The Big Meet will be held in the following cities in 2018:

    Click the city name above to be taken to the booking form or click here to book all six cities at the bulk discount rate.

    Terms and Conditions

    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

    1. You agree that the organisation you represent (as detailed by you in this booking form) will pay the full amount due from this booking.

    2. You cannot exhibit at any of The Big Meet events in this booking until full payment has been received.

    3. You will receive an automated invoice which is payable by the EARLIER of:
    a. 30 days from the date of the invoice; or
    b. the day before the date of the first Big Meet 2018 that your organisation has booked.
    If the invoice is not paid within this timeframe, the AAGE reserves the right to cancel the booking or to remove the eligibility for any discounted prices.

    4. Only the exhibitor that is named in this registration can exhibit at The Big Meet. Exhibitors cannot sell on or sublet their booking to other organisations.

    5. No refunds will be given for cancellations. This applies to all registrations received and is enforced irrespective of if an invoice has been raised or not, or if an invoice remains paid or unpaid.

    • 30 May 2018
    • Soft copy - sent via email

    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2017 Graduate Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with over 2,700 responses from the 2016 intake of graduates, i.e. graduates who have been working for an organisation for around 12 months.

    The survey provides the latest market information on:

    • Employee profiles
    • Satisfaction levels
    • Expectations and plans for the future

    Year after year, employers have found the survey to be an invaluable resource, allowing them to benchmark themselves against market best practice and plan their upcoming campaigns.

    Members must log into their profile to access the member rate.

    Please contact surveys@aage.com.au with any queries.

    • 01 Jul 2018
    • Soft copy - sent via email

    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey


    The 2017 AAGE Intern Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE, with over 850 responses from students across 69 organisations who have completed an internship during the past 12 months.
     
    The survey provides the latest market information on:

    • Promotions and sources of information used by interns
    • Satisfaction levels
    • Ratings of internships and employers.

    Year after year, employers have found the survey to be an invaluable resource, allowing them to benchmark themselves against market best practice and plan their upcoming campaigns.

    Members must log into their profile to access the member rate.

    Please contact surveys@aage.com.au with any queries.

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