The USQ Student Guild is proud to again be hosting the annual ‘For Purpose Conference’ on 16 October 2019 held in Toowoomba.

Registrations are now open for the 2019 For Purpose Conference where you will have access to three essential Keynote Speakers, 12 exciting skill-building workshops and a fantastic Networking Luncheon Sponsored by NFP Success.

Our comprehensive one-day program helps you and your organisation stay relevant, sustainable and ahead of the game in the Not For Profit Sector allowing you to ‘Empower Yourself and Deliver your Purpose’.

Designed to assist Not-for-Profit Organisations of any size, the For Purpose Conference provides an affordable opportunity to learn, network, and collect resources and tools from experts in a variety of fields.

Matthew Turnour - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Message from the Australian Institute of Company Directors

“As Australia’s leading provider of governance education, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. The AICD aims to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society.

An advocate for all sectors, we are also passionate about assisting not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, supporting and improving their board effectiveness to enable superior organisational performance and outcomes through better governance practices.

The AICD and I are delighted to support the ‘For Purpose Conference’ at the University of Southern Queensland Student Guild again. This conference will bring together NFP governance and sector experts to discuss challenges currently facing NFP organisations. I encourage all within the sector to join me on Wednesday, October 16th to network and learn from your fellow delegates.”

The USQ Student Guild is proud to be introducing the inaugural Scholarships for the 2019 For Purpose Conference.

The For Purpose Conference Scholarships are our way of continuing our commitment to building strength in the sector through education and knowledge.

In 2019, we have 5 Scholarships available and they are for those individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations.

Important information:

To be eligible the applicant:

  • Has never attended the For Purpose Conference before;
  • Can demonstrate that without the Scholarship that it is unlikely that they will be able to attend the Conference
  • Can demonstrate that their attendance at the Conference will assist them in developing their involvement or leadership within the NFP Sector.


It is desirable that the applicant:

  • Is or has been a USQ Student
  • Is from a regional or rural area


Important Dates

  • Applications will open on Friday, 13 September 2019.
  • Applications will close on Monday, 30 September 2019.
  • Applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their Application on 7 October 2019.


Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions for the For Purpose Conference Scholarship (“Scholarship”) are as follows:

  1. The USQ Student Guild reserves their right to alter the conditions of the Scholarship conditional on exceptional circumstances.
  2. The USQ Student Guild reserves the right not to award the Scholarship in any given year and reserves the right to alter the number of recipients in any given year at their sole and unfettered discretion.
  3. In the submission of an application for the Scholarship, you agree that you have read and accepted all the conditions contained within and that you have authority to submit such application.
  4. Upon acceptance of a Scholarships, you hereby give the USQ Student Guild permission to use your details including name, program enrolment, photograph, video, employer’s name and Scholarship on any media platform including both social media and print for promotional and archival purposes. Such platforms include the Student Guild’s website, social media channels, annual reports, print and electronic media. You also provide your expressed permission for the USQ Student Guild to provide these details to partner organisations, sponsors of the For Purpose Conference or the media. If you do not wish for your details to be passed on to media or used for promotional purposes, you must notify the USQ Student Guild in writing.
  5. Upon acceptance of a Scholarship, you agree to provide a testimony as to the assistance and/or benefit said Scholarship provided you within 14 days of the request of the USQ Student Guild.
  6. You agree that you will attend the For Purpose Conference at your own cost, acknowledging that the Scholarship only provides free entrance and participation into the Conference. You acknowledge and agree that the USQ Student Guild, the For Purpose Conference and Sponsors have made no representation to cover or reimburse any additional costs associated with your attendance at the Conference.
  7. You agree, that if your any unforeseen reason you are unable to attend the Conference, that you will advise the For Purpose Conference in writing at your earliest opportunity and that you will relinquish any right to the Scholarship tickets which may, upon the USQ Student Guilds sole discretion, provide that Scholarship ticket to another applicant.
  8. The USQ Student Guild agrees that the use of photographs, testimonies or videos shall only be used for official Student Guild Business. The recipients of the Scholarships waive the right to inspect or approve any finished product which may be used in connection with the official business of the USQ Student Guild and the For Purpose Conference.
  9. You agree and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to provide all necessary information and documentation to support your application and understand that if your application does not have the required information and documentation that it may not be considered for the Scholarship.
  10. You confirm that your application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief.
  11. You confirm that you meet the required eligibility as listed on the For Purpose Conference, USQ Student Guild Website.
  12. You agree that the information provided will be shared with staff and Sponsors involved in the selection process.
  13. You understand that the provision of false or misleading information is an offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Commonwealth).

Would you like the full program?  Click here to download the full 2019 For Purpose Conference Program

Register now for the For Purpose Conference 2019

Registration for the 2019 Conference is now open with Conference tickets available.

AICD Member’s Price special discount code

Are you an AICD member and would like access to the AICD members special price? Contact David Klauze AAICD, Members and Directors Executive on or 07 32225506 to receive the discount code.

Ticket Inclusions

All tickets include attendance for the full program of the Conference, including access to all Keynote Speakers and attendance at 4 of the 12 workshops. Our tickets also include Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea and our NFP Success Lunch.

Check out our Conference Specials for more information.

 The Conversation Lounge – Information Booths

Would you like more information about a service or organisation but just haven’t had the time to follow up? Our Conversation Lounge provides you with that opportunity. Open throughout the entire event and containing information from a large variety of both service providers and other NFP organisations the Conversation Lounge will help you.

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre (Opposite USQ) Toowoomba. Located on Baker Street.

Parking is available at the venue.

Looking for accommodation?

The USQ Residential Colleges have accommodation available starting at $92 per person per night which includes breakfast and Dinner.

To find out more information about the accommodation options you can visit and select casual accommodation from the left-hand side.

To book accommodation go to and apply for short-stay for students or others.

Terms and Conditions


  1. By purchasing this ticket, the ticket holder/s have agreed to the full set of terms and conditions.
  2. Ticket holders must present their tickets upon entry to the event as an A4 printed ticket (please do not resize the ticket) or on a Smart Phone.
  3. Government-issued photo ID and a valid ticket will be required upon entry to validate authenticity as a ticket holder.
  4. Refunds may be issued by USQ Student Guild if this event is cancelled before the scheduled start date and time for any reason including inclement weather, or reasons beyond the event hosts control such as severe weather, flood, fire, explosion, civil disobedience, riot, labour disturbances, failure or delay in transportation, war, sabotage or other acts of God.
  5. If the event is rescheduled, the USQ Student Guild reserves the right to decide whether Ticket Holders will automatically be refunded, or whether tickets will be transferred to another date with a refund option.
  6. USQ Student Guild reserves the right to deduct administration and merchant fee charges on all refunds from Ticket Holders regardless of the reason for the refund.
  7. Ticket Holder details may be used by the USQ Student Guild and the Event Organiser for marketing purposes.
  8. Attendees must comply with all alcohol, smoking and behavioural laws within the event venue and or grounds.
  9. Attendees to the event must comply with the following dress standards, suitable shoes, or any other dress standard as required by law.


  1. The USQ Student Guild is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
  2. We have adopted the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
  3. A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

  1. Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect includes names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
  2. This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
  3. We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
  4. When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

  1. Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
  2. Sensitive information will be used by us only:
    1. For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
    2. For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
    3. With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

  1. Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances, we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

  1. Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
    1. Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
    2. Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

  1. Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
  2. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

  1. You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
  2. USQ Student Guild will not charge any fee for your access request but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
  3. In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

  1. It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

  1. This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

  1. If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at
    07 4688 0700

Terms of Entry


  • ‘Centre’ means the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Queensland, as managed by the USQ Student Guild;
  • ‘Entrant’ means any person who enters the Centre at any time whatsoever;
  • ‘Event’ means an event conducted at the Centre;
  • ‘Owner’ means the owner or the manager of the Centre or any of their respective agents;
  • ‘Hirer’ means the business entity licensed to use the Centre to present the Event.
  • ‘Serious Misconduct’ means any such behaviour including but not limited to: Wilful or deliberate behaviour or conduct which causes a serious and imminent risk to a person’s health and safety or causes a serious and imminent risk to the reputation, viability or profitability of USQ Student Guild; Theft; Being intoxicated or being in possession or under the effects of illegal drugs or substances whilst visiting and/or using the Centre; Serious dishonesty, falsification or fraud; Breaching confidentiality including the unauthorised accessing or copying of information; engaging in conduct in the nature of serious or gross negligence; engaging in behaviour which is violent or aggressive , including bullying, harassment, assault, victimisation or discrimination; Failing to carry out lawful direction by the Owner or Hirer; Wilful or negligently damage to property; and/or bringing USQ Student Guild into disrepute.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Hirer shall be responsible for the Event which it arranges. Any and all claims, complaints and damages arising out of or in connection with an Event, are to be directed to the Hirer.
  2. Entrants assume all risk of any damage or loss (including property damage, personal injury, economic and consequential loss) however it arises at the Centre. Entrants bring personal effects onto the Centre at their own risk. Centre management will not be responsible for any damage to or loss or theft of an Entrant’s personal property.
  3. Persons under the age of 13 must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times. The Owner and/or the Hirer reserve the right to refuse entry to, or to remove from, the Centre or to refer to the police any persons under the age of 13 who are without adult supervision.
  4. The Centre accepts no responsibility for any injury or death that results directly or indirectly from the use or misuse of the facilities by an Entrant or Hirer.
  5. All Entrants agree that upon entry that they shall follow government regulations, legislation and appropriate standards.
  6. Upon Entry, Entrants agree that they shall act respectfully towards other Entrants and staff, including using appropriate language. Whilst in the Centre and premises, Entrants shall not engage in behaviour that is deemed to be fraudulent, harassing, embarrassing, sexually explicit, profane, obscene, intimidating, defamatory, serious misconduct and/or otherwise unlawful. Should an entrant engage in behaviours such as these the owner or the Hirer reserves their right to evict, without compensation.
  7. Unauthorised persons are prohibited from entering the Centre and any area not accessible by the public, including areas clearly indicated as staff only.
  8. Entrants shall abide by all lawful and appropriate instructions and directions given by the Hirer or Owner and should an Entrant fail to abide by such directions and/or instructions, the Hirer or Owner may, at their discretion evict the Entrant, without compensation.
  9. The Hirer and/or the Owner reserve the right to refuse admission and/or evict from the Centre an Entrant, without compensation, whose conduct is deemed to be unlawful, disorderly, have engaged in serious misconduct or offensive by the Hirer or Owner. This includes any person that is not entitled to attend an Event held at the Centre.
  10. Alcohol may only be consumed within the Centre where it is clearly indicated that consumption is permitted, otherwise, the consumption of alcohol within the centre is strictly prohibited. An Entrant, of legal drinking age, agrees that they will not consume alcohol in excess of the legal driving limit of Queensland. An Entrant under the legal drinking age, shall not purchase and/or consume alcohol within the Centre or the Centre’s premises.
  11. All Entrants shall wear appropriate clothing and footwear at all times, the Owner or Hirer reserves their right to evict any Entrant who fails to comply.
  12. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Centre and the grounds of USQ, including but not limited to carparks, footpaths, ovals and any other premises owned by USQ or managed by the Owner. The Owner reserves their right to evict any Entrant smoking who fails to comply with this requirement.
  13. A Hirer and/or its agents and/or the Owner or its agents may, at their absolute discretion, conduct searches of Entrants for items which are prohibited by law or prohibited by the Hirer’s or Owners terms of Entry.
  14. Unless expressly authorised by the Owner, the following items are strictly prohibited at the Centre including firearms, explosives, flammable liquids, hazardous materials, controlled, dangerous or illegal substances, drugs, food or alcoholic beverages (whether for sale or supply) or any other goods or services for the purpose of sale or supply. Further, any smoke machines, misters, hazers, foggers, foamers, oil crackers, dry ice or fluid, dry density machines, pyrotechnics or similar atmospheric altering equipment, confetti, glitter, powder dust or other such substances, whether manually dispersed or by a discharge mechanism, are not to be brought into the Centre without the specific prior written approval of the Owner.
  15. Unless expressly authorised by the Owner or authorised by law, including but not limited to Seeing Guide animals, support animals and therapy animals, animals are not to be brought into the Centre or the Centre’s premises.
  16. Cameras (including digital cameras), audio and video recorders may only be brought into the Centre at the discretion of Centre management.
  17. Entrant’s acknowledge that the Owner and/or the Hirer may use an Entrant’s image or likeness as part of any recording of the event.
  18. Entrants and/or Hirer’s are responsible for all and any costs associated with any damage directly or indirectly caused by them to the Centre or the Centre’s equipment. The Owner reserves the right to issue invoices to any Entrant and/or Hirer for the costs of any such incurred damage.
  19. The Owner reserves the right to direct any and all costs associated with evacuations and alarms caused by, directly or indirectly, the actions of an Entrant or Hirer should such occurrence be the result of misconduct or unlawful actions.
  20. The Hirer or Owner may cancel, interrupt or stop an Event due to dangerous situations, adverse weather or any other reason which is beyond its reasonable control. Such cancellation, interruption and/or stopping of an Event shall not entitle the Entrant or Hirer to make any claim whatsoever against the Owner. Nor shall it entitle the Entrant to make a claim whatsoever against the Hirer except, in the case of the Hirer, for and limited to a ticket for a replacement Event if scheduled or a refund of the appropriate portion of the face price of the ticket if the Event is cancelled and not subsequently rescheduled.
  21. Entrant’s and Hirer’s agree that they will abide by all rules, notices and instructions found within the Centre and that they will, from time to time, review such rules of the Centre.
  22. Entrants acknowledge the use of Camera surveillance within the Centre for the purpose of ensuring public safety and for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. Footage will only be accessed by persons authorised to do so, including those authorised by USQ to do so. Should an incident occur, footage may be provided to the Queensland Police Service for law enforcement purposes. Your information will not be given to any other person or agency unless authorised or required by law.
  23. All Entrants shall comply with legislative requirements in respect to policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and privacy.

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