VET calendar

Updated 31 July 2017

ACPET National Conference

24 August 2017 - 25 August 2017 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Convenor: Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)

ACPET’s national conference brings together 1200 members in Higher Education, Vocational Education, English language and foundation courses, and this years event will mark ACPET’s 25 year anniversary. . 03 6234 7844 .

TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2017

7 September 2017 - 8 September 2017 - Hilton Hotel, Adelaide

Convenor: Tulips Meeting Management

This year the overarching theme of the TDA Convention is 'Networked TAFE'. The convention aims to bring together over 400 attendees from Australia and around the world for two and a half days of networking and learning – all with the goal of increasing and accelerating skilling opportunities for Australians. .  02 8880 7608  . Conference website

ACAL National Conference 2017

12 September 2017 - 14 September 2017 - Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory

Convenor: Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL)

In 2017 the Australian Council for Adult Literacy celebrates 40 years actively promoting language, literacy, numeracy, and communication advocacy and research. The Conference offers delegates a unique opportunity to explore the conditions required for more critically engaged debates about local, regional and global provision. This year's conference theme is Traders, Neighbours and Intruders: Points of Contact. . 03 9546 6892 .

2017 National VET Conference

13 September 2017 - 15 September 2017 - International Convention Centre, Sydney

Convenor: Velg Training

The theme for the two day conference is Building Quality in VET, and will provide attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of 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 network with peers from across Australia. Additional Master Classes will be held preceding the National VET Conference on 13 September. 07 3866 0888. Visit conference website

World TVET Conference 2017

13 September 2017 - 14 September 2017 - Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown, New Zealand

Convenor: International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA), Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) and the Industry Training Federation (ITF)

World TVET 2017 will provide a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun into a single package. This conference is for anyone with an interest in vocational education.

2017 Eportfolio Forum

20 September 2017 - 21 September 2017 - Monash College and University, Melbourne

2017 Eportfolio Forum (Eportforum) is a two day event of presentations, workshops, facilitated conversations and networking. A variety of interactive sessions will enable new and experienced eportfolio supporters to gain some ‘hands-on’ experience with using eportfolios. .  0400 732 270  . More information

7th INAP Research Conference

2 October 2017 - 3 October 2017 - Washington, DC

Convenor: The International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP)

The INAP network was founded in March 2006 as an outcome of an international research project. This international network of apprenticeship researchers aims to improve apprenticeship systems and practices through research into, and dissemination of, instances of good practice.

Co- sponsored by the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship, Urban Institute, Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET), TVET Research Group (I:BB), University of Bremen, Germany, and University of Zurich, Switzerland, the theme for this year's conference is Modern Apprenticeships: Widening Their Scope, Sustaining Their Quality. . View conference website

31st Annual Australian International Education Conference

10 October 2017 - 13 October 2017 - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Convenor: International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and IDP Education

The theme for the 2017 conference is Embracing Diversity, and the program will feature world leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition. Program sessions cater to all sectors, cover a broad range of topics and are suitable to industry veterans as well as newcomers to the industry. Attendees will gain important and relevant knowledge, discover best practices, industry insights, innovative approaches and trends. . +61 3 9417 1350 .

Evidence Based Teaching Summit

18 October 2017 - 19 October 2017 - Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney

Convenor: Informa

This event aims to bring together international practitioners, thought leaders and key researchers in the area of Evidence Based Teaching, to discuss and debate the current state of education (both globally and in Australia), the ways in which EBT is currently affecting educational advancement and the future of teaching – using data to drive success. The Evidence Based Teaching Summit 2017 will be the foremost forum for teachers, educational leaders and researchers to further progress the rapidly momentous concept of EBT. .  (02) 9080 4037  . Conference website

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Conference

18 October 2017 - 20 October 2017 - Pullman Hotel, East Melbourne

Convenor: Youth Affairs Council Victoria

YACVic's 2017 conference, Front and Centre, will explore themes around the changing nature of youth work, the complexities of our practice and how we tell the compelling story of youth work and its positive impacts. .  Elly Murrell, 0466 532 722  . More information

The Inclusive Education Summit 2017

27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017 - University of South Australia, City West Campus

Convenor: University of South Australia

What kind of world do we want to live in? How might education help us to achieve that vision for our children? This conference invites people to come together to think about education at a momentous time in global history, where the world has fractured, people are displaced and we search for new research, education and political leadership to restore social cohesion and rebuild school systems that are an apprenticeship in democracy. This year's theme is Who's in? Who's out? Who decides? What are we going to do about it? . Conference website

National Apprentice Employment Conference

1 November 2017 - 3 November 2017 - Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney

Convenor: National Apprentice Employment Network

This conference will bring together group training organisations and all those involved in Australian Apprenticeships, including policy leaders, industry and employers, RTOs and Apprenticeship Support Network providers. . More information


5 December 2017 - 6 December 2017 - Gold Coast, Queensland

The Futuregen17 Conference is hosted by representatives from the education, youth and employment sector in order to meet the needs of organisations and individuals who are engaging with and supporting young people to achieve their education and employment goals. FUTUREgen Conferences are designed to allow for maximum participation with a focus on outcomes, professional development, application of theory and celebrating best practice.

The 2017 conference theme is Collaborating for Impact & Innovation. . 1300 557 426 .

ACDE Vocational Education Group 3rd Annual National Conference

7 December 2017 - 8 December 2017 - TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank Campus

Convenor: Australian Council of Deans of Education Inc.

The 3rd Annual Conference on VET teaching and VET teacher education brings together a range of VET workforce practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across the nation. Together, these vocational educators will advance and share the knowledge and projects they are generating to drive the future quality of VET teaching. This conference, supported by Griffith University and TAFE Queensland provides a forum that champions the cause of high quality VET teaching. This year's theme is Driving the future quality of VET teaching in Australia. .