VET calendar

Updated 9 June 2021

ASQA's 'Spotlight On' series

27 May 2021 - 15 July 2021 - Online

Convenor: Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Spotlight On is an online educational program for RTOs which aims to help providers better understand how to deliver career changing VET outcomes.

Series 2 focusses on how to conduct assessment validation and the benefits of doing so. It is shared in five weekly parts, culminating in a webinar on July 15 where a panel of ASQA staff and representatives of the Stakeholder Liaison Group will answer questions live. .  1300 701 801  .  More information

The National Skills Summit

25 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 - Hilton Sydney

Convener: ITECA

The National Skills Summit is all about bringing leaders from across the business community and training sectors together to develop a shared understanding of what’s required to achieve excellence in the skills sector.

A series of panel discussions led by industry stakeholders, skills sector opinion leaders and students will consider the strengths of Australia’s skills sector. Of interest will be views on where improvements can be made to ensure students get the training and skills that employers require. The outcomes from these discussions will help shape the debate and the thinking of policy makers across government and the business plans of RTOs. . 1300 421 017 . More information

VET in Schools Forum 2021

25 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 - Live at the Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College and also virtually

Convener: Australian College of Educators NSW

The fourth instalment of VET in Schools Forum will be live at the Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College and virtually via the online events and networking platform. The Forum will focus on the topic Pathways for the Future. . 03 9277 5255 . More information

National 2021 Adult and Community Education (ACE) Summit

29 June 2021 - 29 June 2021 - Hybrid - Sydney CBD / Online

Convener: Community Colleges Australia

Summit purpose

To ensure the Australian ACE sector can support Australia’s national economic recovery through its education, training and community development.

The National 2021 ACE Summit will also broaden the knowledge of the national ACE sector, and showcase its community-based, innovative programs and pathways that can help governments succeed in meeting Australia’s sticky economic, employment and social problems in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic-induced recession. . 02 9233 3634 . More information

6th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education

1 July 2021 - 2 July 2021 - Online

Convener: Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation

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This conference hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation will focus on employer engagement in general education, technical and vocational education and training, and the extent to which employer engagement interventions adequately prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work. In particular, attention will focus on the need to develop and capture the skill requirements within the changing labour market and how such interventions can support young people as part of the response to Covid-19. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to education and training and employer engagement internationally.

Conference themes:

- Employer engagement and preparation for work
- Employer engagement and pedagogy
- Employer engagement and the curriculum

The two-day event will include contributions from keynote speakers, research presentations, workshops, seminars, and case study presentations involving pupils/students. There will also be opportunities for networking with other delegates. . 0207 566 4880 . More information

30th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'

7 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 - Online

Convener: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

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2021 will be a big year as we celebrate 30 years of the National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’.

After consulting with our past ‘No Frills’ attendees on the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve decided to hold this special anniversary event fully online from 7-9 July 2021… with some exciting extra ‘frills’ included!

The theme is Past informing the future. How has the VET landscape changed in 30 years? Let’s celebrate the milestones and achievements!

The conference will feature a comprehensive range of live and pre-recorded content, including exciting keynote speakers, a focus session and over 40 presentations and live Q&A sessions. . 08 8230 8451 . More information

2021 Queensland Schools VET Conference

6 August 2021 - 6 August 2021 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Convener: Velg Training

The 2021 Queensland Schools VET Conference offers relevant, topical professional development specifically designed for QLD Schools who are RTOs. The program, built in direct response to feedback, caters to RTO Managers, VET Teachers, Principals, Deputy Principals and Career Counsellors/Advisers. . 07 3866 0888 . More information

ACER Research Conference 2021

16 August 2021 - 20 August 2021 - Online

Convener: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Join leading thinkers from around the world to explore innovations in teaching practice, assessment and more, all designed to help every student make excellent progress. Five days, fully online.

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National Conference

17 August 2021 - 19 August 2021 - Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Convener: National Apprentice Employment Network

More information coming soon.

National Skills Week

23 August 2021 - 29 August 2021 -

National Skills Week is dedicated to raising the profile and status of vocational learning dispelling outdated myths and showcasing the attractive career opportunities for all Australians.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) has been the foundation of Australia’s strong and vibrant economy. It has produced industry leaders, it offers great diversity, new and exciting career paths, supports our resources and primary industries, builds our cities, supports our Tourism, our monuments, our heritage and much, much more. . 0438 808 848 . More information

Worldskills Australia

26 August 2021 - 28 August 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

2021 National VET Conference

9 September 2021 - 10 September 2021 - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Convener: Velg Training

Theme: Vision for the Future

The National VET Conference is the largest gathering of VET professionals in Australia. The 14th annual Conference is being held over 2 days and features a redefined program of over 40+ presentations that specifically respond to feedback. Designed for all VET Practitioners, the #2021NVC will hold the health and safety of all delegates, presenters, and exhibitors in the highest regard. . 07 3866 0888 . More information

VET Training & Assessment 2021 Summit

5 November 2021 - 5 November 2021 - Sydney / Online

Convener: InSources

The future of training and assessment in a changing world

The Vocational Education and Training sector is continuously evolving, and its survival will depend on its ability to continuously adapt.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us into a new era of human interaction that has affected the way trainers and learners communicate and collaborate in the workplace and learning environments.

The VET Training and Assessment Summit 2021 will focus on designing training for the new world of work, embracing new technologies and supporting trainers and learners to achieve successful outcomes that can impact the workplace and the broader community.

While there is a renewed focus on the importance of technical aptitude for training professionals, speakers will address changes from the foundational elements of vocational education and training. . 1300 208 774 . More information