VET calendar

Updated 3 September 2020

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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2020 VET CEO Conference

16 October 2020 - 16 October 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

ITEC20 Conference

22 October 2020 - 23 October 2020 - Pullman Melbourne


Convener: Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

Redefining quality in tertiary education and training is what the ITEC20 Conference is all about and you’re invited to join colleagues from across the sector to be part of this discussion.

Organised by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) and held in Melbourne from 22-23 October 2020, the ITEC20 Conference will focus on defining and delivering quality outcomes for independent tertiary providers, their students and employers. . 1300 421 017 . More Information

VELG 2020 Virtual VET Expo

26 October 2020 - 30 October 2020 - Online

Convener: Velg Training

Whilst our capacity to run a large face-to-face event is not possible, we wanted to create an option that would help build your ability to connect with providers who are experts in helping you through the services and products they have specifically designed to help assist the VET community.

We are bringing them all together in one virtual space during National VET PD Week (26-30 October 2020) where you can 'virtually' engage with our exhibitors via our 3D,  interactive, online exhibition space to make connections in a time of seeming disconnection. . 07 3866 0888 . More Information

Annual 2020 Skills Conference

5 November 2020 - 5 November 2020 - Dockside Darling Harbour, Sydney

Convener: Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT

With the theme of “Making VET great again” this conference promises to stimulate discussion and thinking around what can we do better collectively as an industry to improve apprenticeship and traineeship numbers in Australia.

We welcome you to join us on the day and be part of the conversation. . 02 9436 0232 . More Information

2020 VDC VIRTUAL Teaching & Learning Conference

19 November 2020 - 20 November 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. . 1300 917 150 . Registrations open

Australian Training Awards

20 November 2020 - - Melbourne, Victoria

Convener: Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Commencing in 1994, 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.

The Awards are held annually in November in a different state or territory. The 2020 Australian Training Awards will be held in Melbourne on Friday 20 November 2020. Information

VET Training and Assessment Virtual Summit 2020

25 November 2020 - 27 November 2020 - Online/Live Broadcasting

Convener: InSources

The VET Training and Assessment Summit will focus on training in a social-distancing workplace, embracing new technologies and supporting trainers and learners during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. . 1300 208 774 . More Information

Worldskills Australia

29 April 2021 - 1 May 2021 - Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre

Convener: Worldskills Australia

Witness champions, explore pathways

Get ready to witness greatness, discover potential, and explore skills excellence at Australia’s largest trades and skills competition. Held every two years, the 2020 National Championships will give regional winners from across the nation an opportunity to put their talent to the test. Over 500 competitors will showcase and benchmark their skills on a national stage as they compete for gold and a chance to represent Australia at the International Competition in 2021.

Over three action-packed days, you’ll have access to an exciting array of interactive events, workshops and activities. Witness over 50 exhilarating skills and trade competitions, get immersed in cutting edge VR and tech at the new STEMhub, or Try’aSkill out for yourself at one of our demo areas. Plus, this year we’re co-locating with SkillsWest Careers Expo, so there will be even more opportunities to connect with education institutes and employers for career advice and insights. . 03 9249 1000 . More Information