VET calendar

Updated 24 April 2019

VDC Teaching & Learning Conference 2019

16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 - RACV Torquay Resort, Victoria

Convener: VET Development Centre (VDC)

Inspire, Trust, Educate

The VDC Teaching & Learning Conference has moved to May in 2019 and will be held at the popular RACV Torquay Resort on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The program has been revamped and extended to include more interactive workshops that will be facilitated by the high-profile key note presenters at the conference. The theme of the conference is how educators can Inspire, Trust, Educate not only their students but also themselves. This is Australia's leading conference specifically designed for VET teaching staff, and attracts between 150 and 200 delegates from over 70 organisations.

lkapoor@vdc.edu.au .  1300 917 150  .  More information

2019 VET CEO Conference

17 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 - Doltone House, Sydney NSW

Convener: Velg Training

Ignite Your Spark

In support of what it takes to run a successful RTO, Velg Training will be hosting the 2019 VET CEO Conference on 17 May 2019. The Conference program has been tailored specifically to address the needs of CEOs (and key decision makers) of an RTO to explore critical components of future-proofing any business.

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

2019 EduTech

6 June 2019 - 7 June 2019 - International Convention Centre, Sydney

Convener: EduTech International Congress & Expo

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. EduTECH is the only event in the country that brings together the entire lifecycle of education under one roof.

edutech@terrapinn.com . 02 9215 7100 . More information

Skills Conference 2019

13 June 2019 - 13 June 2019 - Dockside Darling Harbour, Sydney

Convener: Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT

The 2019 Skills Conference continues to build on previous years themes to ensure as an industry we keep Vocational Education and Training high on the government agenda. This year’s theme will be Driving Innovation in Vocational Education and Training.

The Skills Conference will provide a deeper engagement with the issues and ideas on the skills agenda and give the interests of employers and apprentices more weight in public debate.

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

22nd Annual AVETRA Conference

17 June 2019 - 18 June 2019 - Western Sydney University, Parramatta, NSW

Convener: Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)

'No future for old VET': Researching for the training system/s of tomorrow'

This AVETRA conference will bring together VET researchers and those interested in using research to inform policy and practice, to discuss and debate vital matters. This year's theme is No future for old VET: researching for the training system/s of tomorrow; and the call for research-based papers will be made soon.

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28th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'

10 July 2019 - 12 July 2019 - Adelaide, South Australia

Convener: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

The student journey: skilling for life

'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.

The 2019 conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia.

juneingham@ncver.edu.au .  08 8230 8491 . More information

National Apprentice Employment Network Conference 2019

31 July 2019 - 2 August 2019 - Gold Coast

Convener: National Apprentice Employment Network

Beyond 2020

This event will be essential for all Group Training Organisation professionals across Australia, and for industry stakeholders invested in improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Australia’s future apprentices and trainees.

Our theme is ‘Beyond 2020’, responding to shifts in federal government policies, with a stronger political spotlight on employment through apprenticeships and traineeships, and an education system under review.  More than ever, apprenticeships and traineeships are seen as a critical way that new workers can prepare to adapt to changes in technology and work practice as they happen.

grace.templeton@naen.com.au . 02 9299 6099 . More information

ACER Research Conference 2019

4 August 2019 - 5 August 2019 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

Convener: Australian Council of Educational Research

Preparing students for life in the 21st Century: Identifying, developing and assessing what matters

Held annually, Research Conference highlights the latest national and international research in education.

Research Conference 2019 will examine research around preparing students for life in the 21st Century. It will bring together leading international and Australian researchers to provide insights into the best ways to identify, conceptualise, develop and assess these new priorities for schools in the 21st century.

research.conference@acer.org .  03 9277 5555 .  More Information

2019 QLD School VET Conference

9 August 2019 - 9 August 2019 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland

Convener: Velg Training

Real skills for real careers

This Conference will bring together both leading experts and industry bodies to educate, inspire and empower 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.

Sessions are broken into three streams of learning with content developed under the themes: VET Initiatives, RTO Management & Compliance and Training & Assessing.

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

National Manufacturing Summit 2019

26 August 2019 - 1 September 2019 - The Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Victoria

Convener: Weld Australia

Skills for the future

2019 marks the third National Manufacturing Summit; the event was held in both 2018 and 2017 at Australian Parliament House in Canberra. Attended each year by over 100 delegates, the Summit program is designed to open new ground in the policy dialogue over how to sustain and nurture manufacturing: a vital segment of Australia’s economy.

Australia is facing a significant shortage of skilled, qualified trades workers. Without action, the nation will be unable to meet future demand on major projects in industries as diverse as defence, shipbuilding, aerospace, infrastructure, rolling stock, and resources.

events@weldaustralia.com.au . 02 8748 0130 . More information

2019 National VET Conference

12 September 2019 - 13 September 2019 - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland

Convener: Velg Training

Innovate Activate Educate

The 2019 National VET Conference will be delivered over two days on the 12-13 September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) through an exciting range of presentations, providing attendees the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of plenary and elective sessions. Master Classes will be held on Wednesday 11 September. The theme for the two day conference is 'Innovate Activate Educate' and will focus on multiple streams including, RTO Management & Compliance, Training & Assessing, eLearning, Regulator, Tech in VET, RTO Administration and VET Shaper. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with product and service providers and network with peers from across Australia.

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

2019 CDAA National Conference

19 September 2019 - 21 September 2019 - Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Convener: Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)

Inspiring Excellence in Career Development: Integration

A new paradigm is emerging around us – the fields of work, training and education are becoming increasingly integrated, with a push for career development to be integrated into other activities rather than a stand-alone specialisation. This conference will assist career development practitioners further understand this new paradigm and integrate that understanding into practice.

pwebster@gemsevents.com.au .  +61 2 9744 5252 .  More information

2019 ACAL Conference

3 October 2019 - 5 October 2019 - Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney

Convener: Australian Council for Adult Literacy

Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development

This conference invites participants to consider the role of adult literacy and numeracy education in promoting the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the most directly pertinent goal to this field: 'Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'. The theme for this years conference is Critical re-imagining: adult literacy and numeracy practices for sustainable development.

info@acal.edu.au .  More information

CCA Annual Conference 2019

18 November 2019 - 19 November 2019 - The Stamford Plaza, Brisbane, QLD

Convener: The Community Colleges Australia

Expanding Possibilities

The Community Colleges Australia (CCA) Annual Conference travels to Brisbane this November, promising an informative, inventive and invigorating two days of international speakers, expert presenters and community education provider specialists.

admin@cca.edu.au . (02) 9233 3634 . More Information

2019 Australian Training Awards

21 November 2019 - 21 November 2019 - Brisbane, Queensland

Convener: Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for Australia's VET sector. They recognise and reward individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Award categories include the 'National Achievement' and 'Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice' for individuals, the 'Australian Apprenticeships – Employer' award, and the 'School Pathways to VET' award for RTOs.

australiantrainingawards@education.gov.au .  More information