VET calendar

Updated 12 February 2018

National FutureSchools Expo

21 March 2018 - 22 March 2018 - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Convenor: Association and Communications Events

It is the sister-event of EduTECH (Australasia and Asia Pacific’s largest education event). It consists of one central exhibition and five parallel conferences designed to tackle five specific areas of the future school: Future Leadership, Young Learning, Special Needs, Teaching about and using emerging technologies, STEM, coding, robotics and the new digital curriculum.

ellie@acevents.com.au .  02 8908 8555 . More Information

2018 VET CEO Conference

18 May 2018 - 18 May 2018 - Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane City QLD

Convenor: Velg Training

Velg Training recognise that owning and managing an RTO goes beyond maintaining compliance and developing training and assessment materials. Business development, human resource management, marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship all play their own part in the growth of a successful RTO.

Specifically designed for CEOs and key decision makers from RTOs, it offers fantastic opportunities to gain valuable insights, be inspired by thought leaders and explore approaches that could help shape the direction of your RTO.

enquiries@velgtraining.com . 0738660888 . More Information

Inaugural AVETRA VET Practitioner Research Conference 2018

26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 - Melbourne, Victoria

Convenor: Cvent Online

The Inaugural VET Practitioner Research Conference, to be held at the VET Development Centre in Melbourne, is a unique opportunity for VET teachers, trainers and other professionals to present and learn about new research in VET.

AVETRA2018PracResConf@mail.com . More Information

Training Providers Forum 2018

28 May 2018 - 28 May 2018 - Perth, Western Australia

Convenor: WA Dept of Training and Workforce Development

Training Providers Forum 2018 is aimed at anyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment of vocational education and training in Western Australia.

This includes those from private registered training organisations and TAFE colleges, Industry Training Councils, Skills Service Organisations, schools, universities and government departments.

tpforum@dtwd.wa.gov.au . 08 6212 9713  . More Information

Skills Show Australia 2018

2 June 2018 - 4 July 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: World Skills Australia

Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

info@worldskills.org.au 07 3866 0888 More Information

EduTECH International Congress & Expo

7 June 2018 - 7 June 2018 - International Convention Centre, Sydney

Convenor: Association and Communications Events

EduTECH is an annual event where the entire education and training sector gather together to learn, debate, exchange ideas and be inspired by the very latest in education thought leadership. It’s the only event in the country that brings together schools, tertiary education, VET and workplace learning under one roof.

EduTECH features a large scale exhibition running within an event program that features nine parallel conferences covering the entire learning life-cycle, as well as post-event masterclasses for a more tailored and intimate learning experience.


edutech@acevents.com.au . 02 8908 8555 . More Information

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT 2018 Skills Conference

14 June 2018 - 14 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Concept Event Management

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector continues to face many challenges from addressing employers concerns about attracting skilled staff, engaging young people into apprenticeships to educating parents about the opportunities.With the focus heavily on VET in the last 12 months we must continue to build on the momentum around the country raising awareness.

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT plays a key role in driving strategies by providing a flexible, supportive model for employers and young people to connect and build a career.

skillsconference@conceptevents.com.au 02 9436 0232 More Information

2018 UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme

25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018 - UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

Convenor: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation

The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses these three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change” – in 9 modules over the course of 10 days. The Programme brings together TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, including practical exercises, intense group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. International experts lead the modules and special lectures, explaining the latest developments in policy and practice, and present the latest knowledge in their respective fields.

unevoc.leadership@unesco.org . More Information

5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training: 2018

5 July 2018 - 6 July 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Convenor: Education and Employers

This two day event will focus on employer engagement in education and training and how it relates to the Government’s plans for social mobility improvement, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labour market post Brexit.

The 2018 conference will bring together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to present recent research and discuss employer engagement in education, policy development and delivery and provide a platform to influence governments’ commitment to innovative policy and leadership in the field.

Rachael.McKeown@educationandemployers.org . More Information

27th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'

15 August 2018 - 17 August 2018 - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Convenor: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Industry Training Federation, Ako Aotearoa

'No Frills' is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. By partnering with New Zealand, next year's conference will provide an excellent opportunity to highlight international evidence for bench-marking policy best practice.

The 2018 conference program will focus on Skills for a global future: working and learning together.

georgiabasford-foxx@ncver.edu.au . 08 8230 8451 . More Information

National Skills Week 2018

27 August 2018 - 2 October 2018 - Australia

Convenor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training

National Skills Week shines a spotlight on Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. It seeks to improve the standing of vocational education industry while highlighting the talents, diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with VET. The week celebrates the achievements of practical learners, focusing on the benefits of skills and training. National Skills Week 2018 will extend the message by adopting Real Skills for Real Careers as the theme for 2018.

info@skillsone.com.au . More Information

VDC 2018 Teaching & Learning Conference

6 September 2018 - 7 September 2018 - Torquay, Victoria

Convenor: VDC

The 2018 VDC Teaching and Learning Conference will highlight how VET Practitioners can achieve high quality delivery, innovative teaching practices and improve student outcomes.

info@vdc.edu.au . More Information

Velg National VET Conference

12 September 2018 - 14 September 2018 - Adelaide, South Australia

Convenor: Velg Training

The 2018 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 13-14 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions.

The theme for the two day conference is 'Skilling Australia's VET Future' and will focus on multiple streams including: Department of Education & Training, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing, VET Shaper, Foundation Skills, eLearning and  Regulator streams.

Delegates will be exposed to informative presenters and a wide variety of topics, opportunities to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia.

enquiries@velgtraining.com .  (07) 3866 0888   . More Information

2018 ACAL Conference

12 September 2018 - 14 September 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

Convenor: ACAL

The 2018 ACAL conference will provide delegates with a wide range of opportunities to engage in dialogue around research and practice. Practical sessions will enhance our understanding of how learners’ personal histories can help or hinder their engagement with language, literacy and numeracy. The conference title ‘Learning in diverse communities – Strengths, Reflections, Questions’ sets the process by which every educator can pause to consider their practice in the light of theories and understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds.

2018conf@acal.edu.au . More Information

2018 World Congress: Preparing For The Skills Future, Now

8 October 2018 - 10 October 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: World Congress

he World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics will explore new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.

Hosted by Australian TAFEs, the Congress brings together community colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training.

wfcp2018@pco.com.au .  02 8880 7608 . More Information

Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2018

9 October 2018 - 12 October 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Think Business Events

The theme is 'empowering a new generation' and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the new Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.

With over 1300 attendees, AIEC 2018 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.

aiec@thinkbusinessevents.com.au .  03 9417 1350 . More Information