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8IATC Pre-conference

Cave Think Tank:

Training Effective International AT Practitioners

Adventure Works Australia are preparing to co-facilitate a three-day Think Tank immediately prior to the 8IATC to explore what is needed within training courses seeking to prepare international AT practitioners 

Start day and time: 24/08/2018 at 10:30am
End day and time: 26/08/2018 at 3pm
Where: An incredible bushland cave 2 hours west of Sydney
Cost: $620 includes camping-style accommodation or $770 for private/bed accommodation. Both options include $120 towards shared food and a short shuttle to/from the local railway station.

See below for:

  • Cave Scholarship Applications – Scholarships are now closed sorry.
  • Information for Registered Participants 


This workshop will take place in an incredible cave surrounded by natural bushland west of Sydney.

The central aim is to develop shared understandings about the essential knowledges and skills needed by AT practitioners across cultures and contexts. From this broad intention, the group will co-develop a process through which we will consider what international AT training programs should include.

There will be opportunities to hear from all participants, including how AT intersects with our work and life, and our ideas on how to train safe and effective AT practitioners for international contexts.

A possible workshop outcome is development of agreement on the core content of international AT training courses. At a minimum, we expect participants will gain a better understanding of international AT practices and consolidate their personal hopes for AT training in their cultural context.

The workshop will be hosted by the Adventure Works Australia teaching team. Please note that the Adventure Works team are volunteering their time towards the development and facilitation of the Cave Think Tank.

The specific aims of this workshop will be co-developed at the outset, and the workshop will be co-facilitated in order to meet agreed aims. What better place to do this than a cave?!

Are you in need of financial assistance to attend?

Click here for information on the Cave Think Tank Scholarship Opportunity

Have you already registered and are you wanting to find out more details?

Click here for Information for Registered Participants