A 4-day developer centric course has just been finalised for Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth based on the very successful Sydney one held this July (another is being panned for Sydney so I will blog it as soon as I hear about it). Please contact your partner account manager and ask them about the partner readiness offer (see below).
We are introducing a concept for partner skilling in Aus: we want to offer more courses to the partner channel for emerging products (ie non-Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses) and subsidised then at approx $395/day. If you are an MS Partner in Aus you can now pre-buy a block of training days which can take it down to $275/day. Bear in mind these courses are going to be geared to emerging products and not be the official curriculum; so these are geared for early adopters primarily. The feedback of these courses will eventually build the MOC.
If interested in pre-buying a pack of training course days, contact Sharmilla Gosai or your Partner Account Manager.