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The annual QCAN State Conference is a leading event for the organisation and provides our members from across the state with the opportunity to come together and participate in an exciting learning environment with a variety of excellent speakers full of insight and inspiration.


One of the things that make the QCAN conference such an ongoing success is the wonderful support that we get from our sponsors and exhibitors.  If you have a product or service that would benefit the Queensland OSHC sector, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact our events team by phoning 1300 781 749 or email

QCAN Annual State Conference 2024

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March 2023
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise
Kombumerri Country

In 2024, we have 3 different conference streams on offer. Please read the details carefully for each stream and register for the stream that suits you best.


Nathan Wallis is a father of three and foster parent with a

professional background in child counselling, teaching and

social service management.

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He lectured in Human Development at the University of Canterbury,

Christchurch, New Zealand and was also a board member and senior trainer with the national body responsible for the dissemination of neuroscientific research to professionals. He has developed a reputation as a lively and engaging speaker who uses humour and plain language to make this complex topic come to life.

Nathan is a regular on Radio and Television shows in New Zealand, sharing his expertise on child development. In 2010 he founded a private training consultancy, X Factor Education Limited, with the goal of facilitating easy to understand professional development training reflecting the latest neuroscience discoveries and their practical implications for everyday practice. Since then he has been in hot demand, delivering well over 200 presentations year in New Zealand Australia and internationally.

This stream is SUBSIDISED and is a fast track to obtaining the OSHC Educator Micro-Credential. The stream is a single day event on Saturday 23rd March, 2024.


The day will begin with keynote speaker, Nathan Wallis, Neuroscience Educator who will provide a lively and engaging presentation to make the complex topic of neuroscience come to life.


Further information can be found in the Stream One section of the brochure.


The cost for this stream is $195 (incl. GST) for QCAN members and $245 (incl. GST) for non-members.


This stream is two full days of rich dialogue and exploration of leadership and management themes relevant to both experienced and emerging OSHC Leaders.


You will participate in a World Café style Community of Transformative practice that will take you on a journey of discovery to realise your leadership potential.


Further information can be found in the Stream Two section of the brochure.


The cost for this stream is $1295 (incl. GST) for QCAN members and $1430 (incl. GST) for non-members.

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This stream is two full days of tours and topical OSHC presentations. Day one includes a full day bus tour to visit some amazing and inspirational OSHC services.


Day two provides the full conference experience beginning with keynote speaker, Nathan Wallis and culminating in an expert panel facilitated by Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel, OSHC researcher and author of My Time, Our Place.


Further information can be found in the Stream Three section of the brochure.


The cost of this stream is $895 (incl. GST) for QCAN members and $1120 (incl. GST) for non-members.

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