VET calendar

Updated 9 October 2017

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 Future of Public TAFE Institutions - New Social Policy

20 October 2017 - 20 October 2017 - NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, Sydney

Convenor: Australian Education Union

The current social settlement in vocational education in Australia is broken, and a new social policy is needed to reimagine the role of TAFE. This national conference will begin the process of reimagining TAFE’s future as anchor institutions in their communities that support individuals to realise their aspirations; communities to be resilient, strong and socially inclusive, and, industries to be sustainable and innovative and ensure people have access to decent jobs. This conference will bring together academics, researchers, policy makers, teachers and unions, and will be important for the professional development of TAFE teachers. . 03 9693 1800 . 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

Australian Training Awards

23 November 2017 - 23 November 2017 - National Convention Centre, Canberra

Convenor:  Australian Government

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. . (02) 6240 9874 . 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. .

National FutureSchools Expo

21 March 2018 - 22 March 2018 - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Convenor: Association and Communications Events

It is the sister-event of EduTECH (Australasia and Asia Pacific’s largest education event). It consists of one central exhibition and five parallel conferences designed to tackle five specific areas of the future school: Future Leadership, Young Learning, Special Needs, Teaching about and using emerging technologies, STEM, coding, robotics and the new digital curriculum. .  02 8908 8555 . 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. . 02 8908 8555 . More Information