Gayelene Clews joins our program line-up
ACHPER is pleased to announce Gayelene Clews as our sixth keynote speaker.
Gayelene is an Olympic Psychologist, former elite athlete, coach and educator who is passionate about helping people excel in all aspects of life.  Growing up in outback Australia in a family of eight, the former world number one triathlete represented her country in two sports whilst being the only mother on the professional circuit. Clews has coached athletes to medals in world championships and as the Australian Olympic Team Psychologist to Women's Water Polo, she contributed to the team's exciting Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Conference program
Please view the online Conference Program to view the most recent program as some new sessions have been recently added.

You may also be interested in one of our six symposiums:
  • Quality Physical Education (QPE) in all Australian schools
  • Game Sense
  • Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR)
  • Spectrum of Teaching Styles
  • Sport Education
  • Cooperative Learning



Conference Handbook

The Conference Handbook acknowledges our partners, supporters and trade exhibitors, provides an overview of our speakers, program, social functions and contains general Conference information.

Enjoy the social side of the Conference
Why not extend your stay in Canberra and enjoy all of what the city has to offer?  Go stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking on Lake Burley Griffin or hire a bike and take a leisurely ride around the city.

Don't forget our three Social Functions during the Conference:
  • Pre-Registration: Summer by the Lake
  • Welcome Happy Hour
  • ACHPER Gala
All three present a great opportunity to network and share practices.

Already registered, but still want to attend one or more of the above social functions? Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us and we will amend your registration accordingly.
Trade Exhibitors
Over 20 trade exhibitors will be present at the Conference to enhance your learning experience over the three days.

Major Partners



  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Australian Primary Principals Association
  • Australian Secondary Principals Association
  • Big Spring Water
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • McGrath Foundation
  • PE Pulse (ACT)
  • Physical Education New Zealand
  • School Sport Australia