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Event details


Saturday 14 September 2019
Welcome reception - 6pm
Formalities - 7pm


Great Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane

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View the Queensland Training Awards State Gala Dinner Program (PDF, 12.7MB).

Master of Ceremonies

Jay Laga'aiaJay Laga'aia

Jay Laga'aia is a much-loved actor and children's entertainer. His film credits include Nim's Island and Star Wars; television credits include Fighting Season, Home and Away, Bed of Roses, Legend of the Seeker, Xena Warrior Princess and Play School.

A gifted musician, Jay has written and recorded numerous albums including four ARIA-nominated children's albums with ABC for Kids; he's performed his music with Queensland, Melbourne, Western Australia and Sydney symphony orchestras.

Jay has filmed four seasons of his children's television show Jay's Jungle. He played the title role in Shrek The Musical and has recently completed touring with the hilarious production Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

Jay, a proud father of eight, is the Queensland Government's 'The Early Years Count' ambassador and is a passionate advocate for early childhood education and early literacy.

Welcome to Country

Songwoman MaroochySongwoman Maroochy

The Welcome to Country will be performed by Songwoman Maroochy, the Songwoman and Law-woman of the Turrbal People, the original inhabitants of Brisbane.

She is a direct descendant of Daki Yakka - Chief of the Old Brisbane tribe - a man nicknamed 'the Duke of York' by the European settlers in the Moreton Bay area in the 1830s.

She is the first Aboriginal Dramatic Arts graduate at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne, a renowed opera singer and was the first Australian to perform at the United Nations in New York in 1993 in honour of the International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Songwoman Maroochy performs a Traditional Blessing in accordance with the Turrbal traditional laws and customs.



Fascination features a high energy mix of choreography, time-coded digital effects, next-level laser technology and LED and UV lighting. This brand new performance is a masterpiece of audio and visual stimulation created by Onstage Entertainment - who have collaborated with Queensland companies, local dance graduates and technical genius Ikonix, who are currently lighting international touring artist Cardi-B.


BAM is a high energy duo bringing one of the best live music experiences to every show. Lauren is an accomplished singer with a truly amazing voice and Blake has been described as one of Brisbane's most iconic performers, with a style all of his own. Boasting a complete sound, BAM get the audience moving with a sound that consists of two-part harmonies, guitar, underfoot percussion.


Influenced by the sounds of the world, UN!SON is a unique three-piece band from Brisbane. The collective's music derives from a range of styles, including electric mixed sounds of soul, RnB, pop, reggae and Motown. Taking on new genres with open ears and minds, their music produces a universal vibe of happiness.

DJ Owe

DJ Owe is one of Queensland's most sought after urban RnB DJs. He has toured across Australia, supported international acts including Chingy, Montel Jordan, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, T-Pain and Lloyd. With his uniquely diverse DJ sets, his mixes have been broadcast across the globe. DJ Owe takes the music and dance experience to a whole new level.

Last updated 24 September 2019

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