SALT Tradeswomen Australia Conference

Sydney 2019

2019 Women in Trades Conference

Salt Women in Trades Australia Conference

Aerial UTS Function Centre

UTS building 10,
level 7-235 Jones street

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2019

Awards dinner Friday night

Tickets now available

The SALT Women in Trades Conference Awards

Preliminary Conference Program

Sponsorship Package

About SALT

Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) is a National Registered Australian Body which began in 2009 to provide a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women who wish to enter the trades. We also work extensively with companies and organisations to help them diversify their trade cohorts and we teach women how to use tools as our research has shown that this is a major reason which prevents women from applying for trade jobs.

About the SALT Australia Women in Trades Conference

The 2019 SALT Australia Women in Trades Conference theme is:
“Diversifying to deliver a balanced workforce”

SALT aims to bring together all those with an invested interest in what diversity and balance in the Workforce means. What does it take to shift a workforce which is entrenched? What does acceptances of diversity mean? SALT represents many different trades. We believe the way forward is for everyone to work together for acceptance of diversity in the workforce and gender parity.

Who will attend?

The SALT Australia Women in Trades Conference will attract tradeswomen, apprentices, tradeswomen’s representatives and groups, policy makers, industry leaders, industry groups, trade schools, trade suppliers and a wide range of people who are interested in supporting a forward thinking and innovative work culture that produces increased output with proven results.

The venue

Located in the heart of Sydney NSW, Aerial UTS Function Centre in Building 10, level 7 in Ultimo, offers state-of-the-art facilities with spectacular views of the city and has sweeping balconies that are perfect areas to network and relax during session breaks.

The venue can hold up to 450 delegates comfortably and provides scope for multiple activities and an amazing conference.

SALT Australia looks forward to meeting you at our Sydney Conference 2019.

2019 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Royal Australian Air Force

Royal Australian Air Force

Silver Sponsors



With 14,000 people across 18 countries, BlueScope is a leading international supplier of steel products and solutions. As Australia’s largest manufacturer, BlueScope’s portfolio of brands includes COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME® and TRUECORE® steels and the LYSAGHT® range of building products.

Steel plays a critical role in sustainable development. To BlueScope, sustainability means developing, manufacturing and selling steel products and solutions in a way that provides for a sustainable future, focusing on continuous improvement, adopting new operating methods and anticipating new products for the future.

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BHP is a world-leading resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 72,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia.

Our corporate purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. We do this through our strategy: to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets, to create long-term value and high returns.

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Bronze Sponsors

Supported by the NSW Government


Training Services NSW in the Department of Education is responsible for overseeing government-funded vocational education and training (VET) in NSW, including Smart and Skilled and adult and community education, as well as regulation of NSW apprenticeships and traineeships.


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Iron Sponsors

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Schindler Lifts Australia

Schindler Lifts Australia designs, manufactures, installs, services and modernizes a broad range of elevators, escalators and moving walks for almost every building type. We are a major part of Australia’s skyline and a recognised employer of choice. At Schindler, We Elevate.

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Stillwell Trucks – Fuso

Stillwell Trucks – Fuso is a leading truck dealership based in Milperra, Sydney. Celebrating 40 years of operation in 2019, Stillwell Trucks and has gone from strength to strength, developing a solid reputation as a full service truck dealership, backed by the A.P. Eagers Group.

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IBSA's mission is to work with industry and government to strengthen the effectiveness of the vocational education and training system.

We focus on understanding industry trends and future workforce needs through consultation and research. We also develop learner-focused accredited learning resources that respond to the needs of training organisations.

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DiSIGNS Signage & Graphics has been operating in the Illawarra since 2007. We’re a team of trade qualified signwriters who pride themselves on quality craftsmanship and customer service. Incorporating great design, manufacture and installation, our signage services include building exteriors and interiors, vehicle graphics and wraps & traditional hand painted signage & murals.

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Wood Sponsors