VET calendar

Updated 20 April 2017

HERDSA 2017 Conference

27 June 2017 - 30 June 2017 - International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Convenor: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

The theme for the 40th annual HERDSA conference is Curriculum Transformation. Approximately 800 delegates will attend the 3 day event (with pre-conference workshops on 27 June).

Effective curriculum transformation is seen to optimise the curriculum as a framework for student learning and experience rather than as simply an organising framework for disciplinary knowledge. It puts quality at the centre of this process and ensures support for staff in curriculum development and innovative teaching practice. The planning committee has endeavoured to capture the different drivers and challenges for curriculum transformation under four sub-themes: Curriculum Transformation Drivers, Facilitating Curriculum Transformation, Putting it into Practice, and Students in Curriculum Transformation. .

26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'

5 July 2017 - 7 July 2017 - TasTAFE Drysdale Campus, Hobart CBD

Convenor: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

'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. It also offers valuable professional development opportunities through a series of hands-on pre-conference workshops.

The 2017 conference explores the theme Skilling for tomorrow, highlighting work across three streams:

Explore: gaining a better understanding of education, training and employment, the people involved and interactions between these systems
Translate: applying knowledge about education and training to improve practice, quality and outcomes
Evolve: addressing the opportunities and challenges ahead to transform the sector to better meet future skill needs.

Further information is available or contact 0882308617.

2017 AATE/ALEA National Conference

6 July 2017 - 9 July 2017 - Wrest Point, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

Convenor: Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)

The theme for the 2017 conference is Cutting Edge: margin to mainstream.

‘Cutting Edge’ will explore student engagement, creativity, critical and divergent thinking, innovation and collaboration as they relate to high quality English and literacy learning experiences. . 03 6263 2207 . Visit conference website.

Digital Campus and Blended Learning Innovation Conference

18 July 2017 - 20 July 2017 - Melbourne Marriott Hotel

Convenor: Clariden Global

In recent years, the race to adopt blended learning has been intensified as more and more elite universities around the world start to integrate and expand the use of digital teaching in their academic offerings. While the pressure to improve teaching qualities with digital pedagogies is substantial, there has been an agonizing lack of empirical evidence on which blended learning model is the most effective. To help you create a student-centric learning experience, this conference has put together a series of sessions with a line-up of speakers from local and international institutions, to help delegates design effective blended learning programs.

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2017 CCA Annual Conference

25 July 2017 - 27 July 2017 - Melbourne, Victoria

Convenor: Community Colleges Australia

Community Colleges Australia represents the not-for-profit community education sector nationally, and seeks greater recognition of adult, community and continuing education in all its forms.

The theme for this years conference is Community Education: Investing in Our Future. More details will be released shortly. .


10 August 2017 - 10 August 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 .

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 .

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.

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 .