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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

    • 03 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • The Australian National University
    • 4
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    What's on your mind?

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

    The forum will be held at The Australian National University followed by lunch. 

    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.    
    • 30 May 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW
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    We are pleased to offer employers the opportunity to exhibit at the 2018 AAGE High School Careers Expo.

    What is the High School Careers Expo?

    The High School Careers Expo is an extension of the AAGE’s Big Meet Career Fairs.

    The target audience is high school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering their university and​ career options.

    Why Exhibit?

    The High School Careers Expo will enable you to provide information and guidance to high school students and career advisors about the opportunities you have available in your organisation ​and the steps students could take to pursue a career in your industry.

    This event provides the perfect opportunity for organisations to connect with a future generation of graduates and influence the pipeline of talent into universities and careers.

    Please note that AAGE members will need to log in to register.

    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia
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    Click 'Register' at the bottom of the page to purchase your pass - please note that prices are ex. GST

    Taking place at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne in October-November 2018, 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.

    Employer delegates also have the opportunity to attend the optional FREE Pre-Conference Leader or Practitioner Seminar, to be held concurrently on Wednesday 31st October at 9.00am. The Practitioner session is for those new to the industry (0-2 years' experience) and the Leader session is for those responsible for managing strategic direction (2+ years' experience).

    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 30th October 2018, 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.

    • 31 Dec 2018
    • Soft copy only - Link sent via email
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    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.

    • 30 May 2019
    • Soft copy only - PDF sent via email,
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    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2018 Employer Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with 98 different organisations taking part in 2017.

    The AAGE Employer Survey provides the latest information on:

    • Vacancy levels for graduates commencing work in 2018
    • Salary levels for new graduates starting work in 2018
    • Application levels and selection processes used by recruiters in 2017
    • Marketing spend for events and activities in 2017.

    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.

    • 30 May 2019
    • Soft copy only - PDF sent via email
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    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2018 Candidate Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with over 2,900 responses from candidates joining 73 different organisations in 2018.
     
    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 May 2019
    • Soft copy - sent via email
    Register

    Click 'Register' to purchase the survey

    The 2018 Graduate Survey is based on research conducted by the AAGE with over 2,500 responses from the 2017 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.

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