Once again Christian school leaders will gather from ALL over the nation for the 2023 Christian Schools National Policy Forum. Plan now to join us in Canberra as we gather together in person, to network and connect with other school leaders for dialogue around key issues confronting Christian education. This will be a great opportunity to bring your team to see, at a glance, the bigger picture of Christian education in Australia.

Additionally, we will be hosting our Gala Cocktail Reception at Mural Hall, Parliament House. This change of venue in 2023 will provide a unique opportunity to invite your local MP to 'drop-in' and say hello, whilst enjoying some refreshments. We've made the process easier for you and provided a draft invitation for you to customise. You can download the invitation here.

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Conference Details


Forum: 22-23 May 2023

Symposium: 24 May 2023


Forum and Symposium:
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave, Canberra

Forum Gala Reception:
Mural Hall
Australia Parliament House


A program outline has been prepared to provide you with an overview of the event and to assist you with some approximate timings for your planning and preparation.

Please note that this program is subject to change.

National Policy Forum

Our keynote speakers will focus on key issues facing Christian schools, including continued discussion around religious freedom, and in particular how such freedoms interact with other rights.


Our symposium day, this year, will be look at school workforce focused issues, including options and initiatives in relation to initial teacher education.


The 2023 Christian Schools National Policy Forum and Symposium will see a wonderful line-up of speakers. Bios on each of our speakers will be available at the event within the event app.

Things to do in Canberra

Consider coming to Canberra early and participate in some cultural activities before the conference. We have collated a range of activities and dining options for your persual. Suggested activities include:

  • Consider visiting the mosaic of living forests and gardens at the National Arboretum Canberra
  • Visit the number one landmark (as voted on Trip Advisor) in Australia, which is the Australian War Memorial
  • Experience the National Museum Australia, which brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through objects, ideas and events
  • Visit Parliament House and explore some of Australia's finest historical treasures, symbolic architecture and contemporary art on display

Qualify for CPD Hours

Attendees may qualify for up to 15 hours of structured CPD against the AITSL Professional Standard for Principals or Professional Standards for Teachers. A certificate of attendance can be issued to delegates following the event for self accrediation purposes.

Cancellation Policy

Please refer to the cancellation policy included in the registration process.

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Thank you to our sponsors

This event is sponsored by a range of sponsors to whom we are very grateful:

Dinner Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Premium Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Symposium Sponsor