VET calendar

Updated 20 September 2017

7th INAP Research Conference

2 October 2017 - 3 October 2017 - Washington, DC

Convenor: The International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP)

The INAP network was founded in March 2006 as an outcome of an international research project. This international network of apprenticeship researchers aims to improve apprenticeship systems and practices through research into, and dissemination of, instances of good practice.

Co- sponsored by the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship, Urban Institute, Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET), TVET Research Group (I:BB), University of Bremen, Germany, and University of Zurich, Switzerland, the theme for this year's conference is Modern Apprenticeships: Widening Their Scope, Sustaining Their Quality. . View conference website

National Symposium: Engaging Students as Partners in Global Learning

9 October 2017 - 9 October 2017 - University of Tasmania, Hobart

This National Symposium on Engaging Students as Partners in Global Learning will focus on innovative practices, which engage students, lecturers and other university staff as active partners in learning and teaching in the interconnected, multicultural societies of the 21st century.

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31st Annual Australian International Education Conference

10 October 2017 - 13 October 2017 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Convenor: International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and IDP Education

The theme for the 2017 conference is Embracing Diversity, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition. Program sessions cater to all sectors, cover a broad range of topics and are suitable to industry veterans as well as newcomers to the industry. Attendees will gain important and relevant knowledge, discover best practices, industry insights, innovative approaches and trends. . +61 3 9417 1350 .

Higher Education Services Transformation Summit

17 October 2017 - 18 October 2017 - Novotel Sydney Central

Convenor: International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC)

Universities must find new and alternate ways to continually improve their process and service while saving costs, in order to become more efficient, and provide an exceptional student experience. With this in mind, IQPC is pleased to bring you the 3rd Higher Education Services Transformation Summit, a platform where Universities can engage and action strategic transformation.

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Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Conference

18 October 2017 - 20 October 2017 - Pullman Hotel, East Melbourne

Convenor: Youth Affairs Council Victoria

YACVic's 2017 conference, Front and Centre, will explore themes around the changing nature of youth work, the complexities of our practice and how we tell the compelling story of youth work and its positive impacts. .  Elly Murrell, 0466 532 722  . More information

Evidence Based Teaching Summit

18 October 2017 - 19 October 2017 - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney

Convenor: Informa

This event aims to bring together international practitioners, thought leaders and key researchers in the area of Evidence Based Teaching, to discuss and debate the current state of education (both globally and in Australia), the ways in which EBT is currently affecting educational advancement and the future of teaching – using data to drive success. The Evidence Based Teaching Summit 2017 will be the foremost forum for teachers, educational leaders and researchers to further progress the rapidly momentous concept of EBT. .  (02) 9080 4037  . Conference website

The Inclusive Education Summit 2017

27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017 - University of South Australia, City West Campus

Convenor: University of South Australia

What kind of world do we want to live in? How might education help us to achieve that vision for our children? This conference invites people to come together to think about education at a momentous time in global history, where the world has fractured, people are displaced and we search for new research, education and political leadership to restore social cohesion and rebuild school systems that are an apprenticeship in democracy. This year's theme is Who's in? Who's out? Who decides? What are we going to do about it? . Conference website

National Apprentice Employment Conference

1 November 2017 - 3 November 2017 - Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney

Convenor: National Apprentice Employment Network

This conference will bring together group training organisations and all those involved in Australian Apprenticeships, including policy leaders, industry and employers, RTOs and Apprenticeship Support Network providers. . More information

Australian Training Awards

23 November 2017 - 23 November 2017 - National Convention Centre, Canberra

Convenor:  Australian Government

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. . (02) 6240 9874 . More information


5 December 2017 - 6 December 2017 - Gold Coast, Queensland

The Futuregen17 Conference is hosted by representatives from the education, youth and employment sector in order to meet the needs of organisations and individuals who are engaging with and supporting young people to achieve their education and employment goals. FUTUREgen Conferences are designed to allow for maximum participation with a focus on outcomes, professional development, application of theory and celebrating best practice.

The 2017 conference theme is Collaborating for Impact & Innovation. . 1300 557 426 .

ACDE Vocational Education Group 3rd Annual National Conference

7 December 2017 - 8 December 2017 - TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank Campus

Convenor: Australian Council of Deans of Education Inc.

The 3rd Annual Conference on VET teaching and VET teacher education brings together a range of VET workforce practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across the nation. Together, these vocational educators will advance and share the knowledge and projects they are generating to drive the future quality of VET teaching. This conference, supported by Griffith University and TAFE Queensland provides a forum that champions the cause of high quality VET teaching. This year's theme is Driving the future quality of VET teaching in Australia. .