VET calendar

Updated 4 October 2018

2018 National Industry Skills Forums

11 September 2018 - 13 November 2018 - Australia

Convenor: Australian Industry Standards (AIS)

AIS is hosting a series of Industry Skills Forums across the country to explore the current and future skills needs of the 11 industry sectors supported by AIS in their role as a Government-funded Skills Service Organisation. The theme for the forums is digital transformation and "future skilling".

"Future skilling” our people will be critical for industry and educators as the global environment evolves and emerging technologies impact job requirements. While new opportunities are driving the economy, there are challenges to ensure business can access a sustainable, flexible and high-quality workforce with the relevant skills.

Forums will be held in capital cities throughout September, October and November.

(03) 9604 7200 .  More information

Service Improvement and Innovation in Tertiary Education Conference

25 October 2018 - 26 October 2018 - Melbourne, Victoria

Convenor: LH Martin Institute, The University of Melbourne

The 2018 conference aims to encompass all aspects of innovation in tertiary education and capture the collaborative efforts we hope to nurture between industry, government and education providers to create the best outcomes for the tertiary education sector. This year’s conference will examine examples of innovation throughout the tertiary education sector as well as learnings which could be applied from other sectors.

Join the conference in Melbourne to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the LH Martin Institute.

melissa.hendicott@unimelb.edu.au .  03 9035 6429  .  More information

AVETRA Research Forum

26 October 2018 - - Canberra, Australia

Convenor: Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)

This day-long forum continues the AVETRA tradition of research presentation, critique and engagement within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It is designed for VET researchers to present their research, to learn from each other and to engage in dialogue with other stakeholders in the nation’s VET system. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers. With the context of continuing changes in the VET system, the growing needs for advice to those in the public and private sector, and the need to build further and sustain the VET research community, the forum comes at an opportune time.

The structure of the forum will be a series of presentations with opportunities for discussions concluding with a plenary session at the end of the day.

avetra2018resforum@gmail.com .  More information

2018 Community Colleges Australia Annual Conference

13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Community Colleges Australia

CCA's Annual Conference in Sydney 2018 promises an informative, inventive and invigorating two days of international speakers, expert presenters and community education provider specialists. This year’s conference theme is Taking the Lead: Building Community, with four streams: leadership and governance, building skills, community and economic development and finally social justice.

admin@cca.edu.au . (02) 9233 3634 . More Information

29th Annual AAIR Forum

19 November 2018 - 21 November 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

Convenor: Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR)

The theme for the 2018 forum is Reflecting on the Past, Experiencing the Present, Shaping the Future. The program is guaranteed to challenge and excite as specialists share their rich experience, discuss key topics and strategize in response to an ever-changing higher education sector. Themes encourage speakers to think about and question the value of higher education and the changing role of the institutional researcher.

Pre-Forum workshops and Special Interest Groups will run on the day prior to the main Forum, with sessions including a full day survey manager’s workshop.

https://aairforum.com.au .  03 6234 7844  .  More information

4th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education

6 December 2018 - 7 December 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

Convenor: Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group (ACDEVEG)

This year's conference theme is Building confidence in VET Practice. Thursday afternoon consists of practitioner-focused workshops; and Friday is an all day research-based conference.

acdeveg2018@federation.edu.au .  More information

29th Australian Labour Market Research Workshop

10 December 2018 - 11 December 2018 - Adelaide, Australia

Convenor: The Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, The University of Adelaide

The Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop is an annual conference designed to disseminate high quality research on Labour Economics and Labour Relations and to promote informed debate among economists about current labour market issues facing the Australian labour market.

deb.payne@adelaide.edu.au .  More information

28th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'

10 July 2019 - 12 July 2019 - Adelaide, South Australia

Convenor: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

'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.

The 2019 conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia. Further details will be released at a later date.

juneingham@ncver.edu.au .  08 8230 8491 .