VET calendar

Updated 28 January 2020

2020 Vocational Education & Training Business Summit

7 February 2020 - - Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, New South Wales

Convener: Independent Tertiary Education Council of Australia (ITECA)

It's a challenging environment for vocational education and training providers with several factors changing the environment they operate in. This summit will help you develop an understanding of the factors that create this dynamic environment. Don’t miss it.

The program for the summit will introduce you to those responsible for driving reform in VET. It’s a unique opportunity to actively engage with those who influence the issues that affect the sustainability of your business. . 1300 421 017 . More Information

VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2020

9 March 2020 - 9 March 2020 - Rydges World Square, Sydney, NSW

Convener: InSources Performance Solutions Provider

Transforming VET: supporting quality outcomes for employers and learners

The VET Policy and Compliance Summit is the largest VET compliance event in Australia.

At the event you will have the opportunity to engage with Policy makers, Regulators, and VET leaders; and participate in a mix of workshops and keynote presentations that will provide you with the skills, knowledge, tools, and solutions to manage your RTO meeting quality and compliance requirements. . 1300 208 774 . More Information

WAVE National Forum 2020

22 April 2020 - 22 April 2020 - VET Development Centre, Melbourne

Convener: Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE)

More than just women in hardhats: understanding the wide role of VET for the careers of Australian women

WAVE is a national network of women involved in VET, adult education and the broad field of work-related education and training.

The WAVE national forum will include interesting speakers, panels on challenging issues and the chance to discuss these issues and develop answers. Information

AVETRA Conference 2020

23 April 2020 - 24 April 2020 - Melbourne

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

20/20 vision for VET: Research at the centre of future policy and practices

The AVETRA annual conference has been one of the primary venues for disseminating rigorous VET research with in Australia. Participants to this event are from the vocational education research sector, including practitioners, researchers and international visitors.

The 23rd annual conference features Professor Stephanie Allais, Professor Rod McDonald and Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker as keynote speakers. . 02 9431 8690 . More Information

VDC 2020 Teaching & Learning Conference

14 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 - RACV Torquay Resort, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Convener: VET Development Centre (VDC)

VDC has provided an annual teaching and learning conference for the past 14 years. The aim has been to focus on national and state strategic issues fundamental to excellent vocational education and training practice.

The 2020 Conference program will consist of highly interactive concurrent workshops as well as high-profile keynote presentations on the theme of VET teaching and learning strategies for engaging with industry and learners.

Registrations will open soon . 1300 917 150 . More Information

2020 VET CEO Conference

15 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 - Gold Coast, Queensland

Convener: Velg Training

Take Charge in 2020

This conference will offer you fantastic opportunities to Take Charge: Be inspired by thought leaders and explore approaches that could help shape the direction of your RTO. The event will encourage, motivate and validate your current practices and deliver content that is thought-provoking and relevant to your future. It will help you develop a shared vision and strengthen your network.

The program will be tailored specifically to address the needs of not only CEOs but senior leaders and key decision makers of an RTO, to explore critical components of future-proofing your business. . 07 3866 0888 . More Information

29th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'

8 July 2020 - 10 July 2020 - North Metropolitan TAFE, Western Australia

Convener: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Workforce ready: challenges and opportunities for VET

'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 call for presentations is now open. . 08 8230 8451 . More information

TDA Convention

12 August 2020 - 14 August 2020 - Perth

Convener: TAFE Directors Australia

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), on behalf of TAFEs across Australia, invites you to participate in the TDA Convention 2020.

Following on from the success of the 2019 convention (which had a theme of The Power of TAFE), the 2020 convention will take us to the West Coast and be held in Perth at The Westin Perth from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 August 2020.

Networking and learning opportunities will continue to be a key focus of the convention program.

The WorldSkills Australia National Championships are being held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from 13 – 15 August 2020 and both organisations see this as an ideal opportunity for synergies between the two events. . 02 61533458 . More information

An Orchestra of Ideas: VET Event

24 August 2020 - 24 August 2020 - International Convention Centre Sydney

Convener: National Skills Week

National Skills Week is held 24th August to 30th August 2020, and our National Event this year is a 1 day conference - Orchestra of Ideas - which will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney on Monday 24th August. It will be a showcase of innovative and exceptional VET training and programs.

Bringing together leaders and innovators in VET and Skills Training to share their knowledge, ignite passion and to build on successful ideas and opportunities that will enable Australia to thrive, meet the skills needs of industry and advance Australia’s competitiveness and global opportunity. The program is designed for Vocational and Skills Educators, Career Advisors, Transition Officers, Senior Pathways, and Tertiary Practitioners who are drivers of change, looking for proven innovative ideas to address the challenges of engaging people in VET.

Each Idea session will be approximately 20 minutes duration. There will be Key Note addresses from Federal and State Government Representatives as well as a Virtual Exhibition of Ideas through our Digital Tool Box of Ideas, plus more! . 0438 808 848 . More information

2020 National VET Conference

17 September 2020 - 18 September 2020 - Gold Coast, Queensland

Convener: Velg Training

Vision for the future

VET will play a pivotal role in skilling Australia’s future workforce, and the #2020NVC is designed to assist VET Practitioners in proactively focussing on the future.

The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in both plenary and elective sessions. Delegates will be exposed to informative presenters and a wide variety of topics, opportunities to meet with product and service providers and to network with peers from across Australia. . 07 3866 0888 . More Information

World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics 2020 World Congress

14 October 2020 - 16 October 2020 - Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain

Convener: World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics

VET Excellence -  For all

The 2020 WFCP Congress will highlight the trends in professional and technical education and training (PTET) from across the world, and the Leadership Institute Workshop and Young Leaders Retreat will be featured in the Congress program again.

The international gathering attracts large numbers of experts and professionals in the field of professional and technical education and training from all continents.

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VET Training and Assessment Summit 2020

21 October 2020 - 23 October 2020 - Rydges World Square, Sydney, NSW

Convener: InSources Performance Solutions Provider

This event is the only conference in Australia that focuses on the foundational elements that every trainer and VET professional should comprehend: Instructional Design - Training Delivery - Competency-Assessment - Learning technologies . 1300 208 774 . More Information

ITEC20 Conference

22 October 2020 - 23 October 2020 - Pullman Melbourne

Convener: Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

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More information coming soon. . 1300 421 017 . More Information