ASQA's 'Spotlight On' series27 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.
The National Skills Summit25 June 2021 - 25 June 2021 - Hilton Sydney
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.
VET in Schools Forum 202125 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.
National 2021 Adult and Community Education (ACE) Summit29 June 2021 - 29 June 2021 - Hybrid - Sydney CBD / Online
Convener: Community Colleges Australia
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.
6th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education1 July 2021 - 2 July 2021 - Online
Convener: Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation
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.
- 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.
30th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'7 July 2021 - 9 July 2021 - Online
Convener: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
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.
2021 Queensland Schools VET Conference6 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.
ACER Research Conference 202116 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.
National Conference17 August 2021 - 19 August 2021 - Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Convener: National Apprentice Employment Network
More information coming soon.
National Skills Week23 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.
Worldskills Australia26 August 2021 - 28 August 2021 - Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre
Convener: Worldskills Australia
Witness champions, explore pathways
2021 National VET Conference9 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.
VET Training & Assessment 2021 Summit5 November 2021 - 5 November 2021 - Sydney / Online
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.