The OSHC Conference 2024

The OSHC Conference 2024 Early bird tickets available now

The OSHC Conference 2024

Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May 2024

Online  – Join from anywhere!

Your role in OSHC is like no other…

You spend almost as much time with some children as their teachers do. On top of this, you balance a cohort of different ages and developmental stages.

Part of what makes OSHC such a special profession is that it’s a space for people (like you!) with an extraordinary passion for guiding and enriching future generations of children outside of a classroom setting.

It’s a totally unique role in the education space that requires unique knowledge and skills and comes with unique challenges…

You know it. We know it... and that’s why – as the peak body for OSHC – we’ve been running The OSHC Conference for more than twenty years!

Last year, 97% of attendees told us that their conference experience would help them in the workplace.

Despite this overwhelmingly positive feedback, we still wanted to ensure that the 2024 conference ticked the right boxes. We put it to you to tell us what you wanted, and you told us the things that matter to you are: staffing, wellbeing, challenging behaviours, inclusion practices, nature-based pedagogy, First Nations perspectives, hearing from other OSHC services… and of course, A&R!

Why attend the conference?

  • Discover how to retain and attract staff in challenging times
  • Hear what you can do to avoid educator burnout and improve wellbeing
  • Learn how you can engage children with additional needs, challenging behaviours and trauma-related behaviours.

PLUS much more!

Book your ticket now

You’ll hear from:

  • AFL legend and children’s author Eddie Betts
  • Globally acclaimed author and alternative school principal John Marsden
  • ACECQA National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone
  • OSHC icons Dr Bruce Hurst and Jennifer Cartmel
  • Child psychologist and trauma specialist Trent Savill
  • DeadlyScience founder, Corey Tutt
  • NOSHSA Chairperson, Kylie-Anne Brannelly

… And more!

There will be more breakout sessions than ever before AND we’ve planned two complimentary in-person experiences: A tour of John Marsden’s ground-breaking Candlebark Primary School AND a CCC twilight networking event with CCC team members and special guests…

Our keynote speakers

Eddie Betts – AFL legend and children's author

John Marsden  – Globally acclaimed author & alternative school principal

Associate Professor Corey Tutt – DeadlyScience founder and award winning author







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Early bird tickets on sale now!

Book your ticket now

Conference (virtual)

Tuesday 28 May and Wednesday 29 May 2024, 9.45am–2.30pm

$139- CCC member early bird ticket
$189- Non-member early bird ticket

*Add a complimentary in-person experience to your conference ticket after check-out:

Candlebark School tour in-person experience with John Marsden
Date: Monday 27 May 2024, 9.45am-11.15am. Location: Romsey.


Twilight networking in-person experience at North Melbourne Primary School OSHC with CCC team and special guests.
Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Location: North Melbourne.

*In-person experience places are strictly limited and are offered as first-come, first-served.

(Early bird tickets available until 29 March 2024)

Virtual – Join from anywhere!
Tuesday 28 May 2024
9.45am–2.30pm AEST
Wednesday 29 May 2024 
9.45am–2.30pm AEST

(Sale ends 29 March 2024)

$139 CCC member
$189 Non-member

(On sale from 30 March 2024)

$179 CCC member
$229 Non-member