VET calendar

Updated 10 April 2018

AVETRA VET Practitioner Research Conference 2018

26 April 2018 - 27 April 2018 - Melbourne, Victoria

Convenor: Cvent Online

The Inaugural VET Practitioner Research Conference, to be held at the VET Development Centre in Melbourne, is a unique opportunity for VET teachers, trainers and other professionals to present and learn about new research in VET.

AVETRA2018PracResConf@mail.com . More Information

2018 VET CEO Conference

18 May 2018 - 18 May 2018 - Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane City QLD

Convenor: Velg Training

Velg Training recognise that owning and managing an RTO goes beyond maintaining compliance and developing training and assessment materials. Business development, human resource management, marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship all play their own part in the growth of a successful RTO.

Specifically designed for CEOs and key decision makers from RTOs, it offers fantastic opportunities to gain valuable insights, be inspired by thought leaders and explore approaches that could help shape the direction of your RTO.

enquiries@velgtraining.com . 0738660888 . More Information

Training Providers Forum 2018

28 May 2018 - 28 May 2018 - Perth, Western Australia

Convenor: WA Dept of Training and Workforce Development

Training Providers Forum 2018 is aimed at anyone involved in the planning, delivery and assessment of vocational education and training in Western Australia.

This includes those from private registered training organisations and TAFE colleges, Industry Training Councils, Skills Service Organisations, schools, universities and government departments.

tpforum@dtwd.wa.gov.au . 08 6212 9713  . More Information

Skills Pathway Expo 2018

2 June 2018 - 4 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Velg Training

The Skills Pathway Expo is being held for the very first time in June this year alongside the WorldSkills National Championships at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.This is your opportunity as an RTO to showcase your offerings and directly connect with an audience of more than 20,000 visitors including parents, teachers, school leavers, adult learners and job seekers. It will be the largest skills based careers exhibition solely for the VET sector in 2018.

suzanne@velgtraining.com . 07 3866 0888 . More Information

Skills Show Australia 2018

2 June 2018 - 4 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: World Skills Australia

Skills Show Australia 2018 provides visitors with an opportunity to discover future careers through interactive events, demonstrations and competitions. It aims to equip young Australians with the knowledge to make an informed choice about their future career options. The Skills Show also provides them with a unique chance to network with the hundreds of industry and educational experts.

info@worldskills.org.au 07 3866 0888 More Information

AITD National Conference 2018

6 June 2018 - 8 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Terrapinn

EduTECH is delighted to announce that – in 2018 - our regular Learning@Work Congress is combining with the Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD) National Congress.

By joining forces, you are guaranteed of a larger and more exciting event, with everyone all together, at one time, under one roof.

The Learning@Work Expo will continue to run as a dedicated zone within the EduTECH exhibition.

More Information .

EduTECH International Congress & Expo

7 June 2018 - 7 June 2018 - International Convention Centre, Sydney

Convenor: Association and Communications Events

EduTECH is an annual event where the entire education and training sector gather together to learn, debate, exchange ideas and be inspired by the very latest in education thought leadership. It’s the only event in the country that brings together schools, tertiary education, VET and workplace learning under one roof.

EduTECH features a large scale exhibition running within an event program that features nine parallel conferences covering the entire learning life-cycle, as well as post-event masterclasses for a more tailored and intimate learning experience.


edutech@acevents.com.au . 02 8908 8555 . More Information

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT 2018 Skills Conference

14 June 2018 - 14 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Concept Event Management

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector continues to face many challenges from addressing employers concerns about attracting skilled staff, engaging young people into apprenticeships to educating parents about the opportunities.With the focus heavily on VET in the last 12 months we must continue to build on the momentum around the country raising awareness.

The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT plays a key role in driving strategies by providing a flexible, supportive model for employers and young people to connect and build a career.

skillsconference@conceptevents.com.au 02 9436 0232 More Information

2018 UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme

25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018 - UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

Convenor: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation

The UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme addresses these three key elements – “vision for change”, “knowledge for change”, and “skills for change” – in 9 modules over the course of 10 days. The Programme brings together TVET experts and participants in a highly engaging environment, including practical exercises, intense group work, and the sharing of experiences and case studies. International experts lead the modules and special lectures, explaining the latest developments in policy and practice, and present the latest knowledge in their respective fields.

unevoc.leadership@unesco.org . More Information

National Manufacturing Summit 2018

26 June 2018 - 26 June 2018 - Parliament House, Canberra

Convenor: WTIA

The economic evidence is growing that Australia's manufacturing sector is poised for a turnaround -- as documented in last year's Summit paper, "Manufacturing: A Moment of Opportunity." However, industry participants continue to mention two crucial constraints which are holding back that renaissance: energy insecurity and Australia's fragmented skills and training. These two crucial themes will therefore form the basis of the summit’s program.

events@wtia.com.au . More Information . 02 8748 0130

5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training: 2018

5 July 2018 - 6 July 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Convenor: Education and Employers

This two day event will focus on employer engagement in education and training and how it relates to the Government’s plans for social mobility improvement, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labour market post Brexit.

The 2018 conference will bring together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to present recent research and discuss employer engagement in education, policy development and delivery and provide a platform to influence governments’ commitment to innovative policy and leadership in the field.

Rachael.McKeown@educationandemployers.org . More Information

VET Assessment practices E-Summit 2018

10 July 2018 - 11 July 2018 - Online event

Convenor: Insources

The eSummit will be a fully interactive experience, where participants from anywhere in Australia or the world can ask questions, interact with presenters and peers, download presentations, templates, and papers presented, and work in break-out groups, without leaving their desks. All sessions of the eSummit will be recorded, and participants will have access to every session video immediately after the session is broadcast live.

chamika@insources.com.au . 02 8320 7685 . More Information

2018 Qld Schools VET Conference

10 August 2018 - 10 August 2018 - Brisbane, Queensland

Convenor: Velg Training

QLD Schools VET Conference on the 10th August 2018 at the Hilton Brisbane. The Conference will bring together both leading experts and industry bodies to educate, empower and inspire 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.

enquiries@velgtraining.com .  (07) 3866 0888 . More Information

27th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'

15 August 2018 - 17 August 2018 - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Convenor: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Industry Training Federation, Ako Aotearoa

'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. By partnering with New Zealand, next year's conference will provide an excellent opportunity to highlight international evidence for bench-marking policy best practice.

The 2018 conference program will focus on Skills for a global future: working and learning together.

georgiabasford-foxx@ncver.edu.au . 08 8230 8451 . More Information

National Skills Week 2018

27 August 2018 - 2 October 2018 - Australia

Convenor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training

National Skills Week shines a spotlight on Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system. It seeks to improve the standing of vocational education industry while highlighting the talents, diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with VET. The week celebrates the achievements of practical learners, focusing on the benefits of skills and training. National Skills Week 2018 will extend the message by adopting Real Skills for Real Careers as the theme for 2018.

info@skillsone.com.au . More Information

VDC 2018 Teaching & Learning Conference

6 September 2018 - 7 September 2018 - Torquay, Victoria

Convenor: VDC

The 2018 VDC Teaching and Learning Conference will highlight how VET Practitioners can achieve high quality delivery, innovative teaching practices and improve student outcomes.

info@vdc.edu.au . More Information

Tertiary Education Management Conference 2018

9 September 2018 - 13 September 2018 - Crown Conference Centre, Perth

Convenor: Leishman Associates

It is the only Conference in the tertiary sector which covers the full range of functions in institutions, and is designed to allow participants to build strong networks across Australia and New Zealand. TEMC has a strong practitioner focus to support the sharing of knowledge and ‘know how’, and also provides opportunities to focus on big-picture issues as well. It allows participants to reflect on their management practice in a regional, national and global context.

bree@leishman-associates.com.au . More Information . 03 6234 7844

Velg National VET Conference

12 September 2018 - 14 September 2018 - Adelaide, South Australia

Convenor: Velg Training

The 2018 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 13-14 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)  through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions.

The theme for the two day conference is 'Skilling Australia's VET Future' and will focus on multiple streams including: Department of Education & Training, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing, VET Shaper, Foundation Skills, eLearning and  Regulator streams.

Delegates will be exposed to informative presenters and a wide variety of topics, opportunities to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia.

enquiries@velgtraining.com .  (07) 3866 0888   . More Information

2018 ACAL Conference

12 September 2018 - 14 September 2018 - Melbourne, Australia

Convenor: ACAL

The 2018 ACAL conference will provide delegates with a wide range of opportunities to engage in dialogue around research and practice. Practical sessions will enhance our understanding of how learners’ personal histories can help or hinder their engagement with language, literacy and numeracy. The conference title ‘Learning in diverse communities – Strengths, Reflections, Questions’ sets the process by which every educator can pause to consider their practice in the light of theories and understandings of learners from diverse backgrounds.

2018conf@acal.edu.au . More Information

ACTA International Conference 2018

2 October 2018 - 5 October 2018 - Adelaide, South Australia

Convenor: Adelaide Onsite Event Management

The theme of the conference is "English language learning in a mobile world".

In the context of increasing local and global mobility for TESOL learners and educators, this conference will contribute to the ongoing examination of the theories and practices underpinning the TESOL field, and will project into future directions, whether as policy, pedagogy, materials design, assessment or community involvement.

melanie@adelaideonsite.com.au . More Information

2018 World Congress: Preparing For The Skills Future, Now

8 October 2018 - 10 October 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: World Congress

he World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics will explore new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.

Hosted by Australian TAFEs, the Congress brings together community colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training.

wfcp2018@pco.com.au .  02 8880 7608 . More Information

Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) 2018

9 October 2018 - 12 October 2018 - Sydney, Australia

Convenor: Think Business Events

The theme is 'empowering a new generation' and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the new Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.

With over 1300 attendees, AIEC 2018 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.

aiec@thinkbusinessevents.com.au .  03 9417 1350 . More Information