VET calendar

Updated 19 February 2019

2019 Annual Apprenticeship Luncheon

4 March 2019 - 4 March 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Convenor: Apprenticeship Employment Network

At this event, guests will hear from the Victorian Government on the Victorian VET system and industry leaders as they discuss their views on how Apprenticeships and Traineeships are being utilised globally as a solution to youth unemployment as well as meeting future employer workforce needs.

* Showcasing the Victorian Apprenticeship system
* Highlighting how large employers can utilise the apprenticeship system for workforce planning and future needs
* Improving engagement with Industry and the wider community

Launch of GAN-Australia 

The GAN is a business-driven alliance with the overarching goal of encouraging and linking business initiatives on skills and employment opportunities for youth – notably through apprenticeships. The GAN is a network where private sector companies, business federations and associations come together to share best practices, to advocate and to commit to action around youth employability and skills development. The initiative is driven by business leaders, who use this global platform to promote apprenticeship and internship programmes worldwide. They reach out in their respective countries and industries to mitigate the youth unemployment and skills mismatch crises. At the same time, they strengthen their companies’ competitive strategies by investing in their workforces. .  03 9639 3955 .  More information

VDC Teaching & Learning Conference 2019

16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 - RACV Torquay Resort, Victoria

Convenor: VET Development Centre (VDC)

The VDC Teaching & Learning Conference has moved to May in 2019 and will be held at the popular RACV Torquay Resort on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The program has been revamped and extended to include more interactive workshops that will be facilitated by the high-profile key note presenters at the conference. The theme of the conference is how educators can Inspire, Trust, Educate not only their students but also themselves. This is Australia's leading conference specifically designed for VET teaching staff, and attracts between 150 and 200 delegates from over 70 organisations. .  1300 917 150  .  More information

2019 VET CEO Conference

17 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 - Doltone House, Sydney NSW

Convenor: Velg Training

In support of what it takes to run a successful RTO, Velg Training will be hosting the 2019 VET CEO Conference on 17 May 2019. The Conference program has been tailored specifically to address the needs of CEOs (and key decision makers) of an RTO to explore critical components of future-proofing any business. .  07 3866 0888  .  More Information

22nd Annual AVETRA Conference

17 June 2019 - 18 June 2019 - Western Sydney University, Parramatta, NSW

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

This AVETRA conference will bring together VET researchers and those interested in using research to inform policy and practice, to discuss and debate vital matters. This year's theme is No future for old VET: researching for the training system/s of tomorrow; and the call for research-based papers will be made soon.

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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. .  08 8230 8491 . More information

2019 QLD School VET Conference

9 August 2019 - 9 August 2019 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Convenor: Velg Training

This Conference will bring together both leading experts and industry bodies to educate, inspire and empower VET practitioners from QLD schools. The Conference’s streams cater to RTO Managers, VET Teachers, Principals and Deputy Principals. It offers relevant, topical professional development that is specifically designed for Queensland Schools.

Sessions are broken into three streams of learning with content developed under the themes: VET Initiatives, RTO Management & Compliance and Training & Assessing. .  07 3866 0888  .  More Information

2019 National VET Conference

12 September 2019 - 13 September 2019 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

Convenor: Velg Training

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September. The theme for the two day conference is 'Innovate Activate Educate' and will focus on multiple streams including, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing, eLearning, Regulator, Tech in VET, RTO Administration and VET Shaper. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia. 07 3866 0888.  More Information

2019 ACAL Conference

3 October 2019 - 5 October 2019 - Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney

Convenor: Australian Council for Adult Literacy

This conference invites participants to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the most directly pertinent goal to this field: 'Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'. The theme for this years conference is Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development. .  More information