VET calendar

Updated 17 May 2019

2019 AAIR SIG Forum

3 July 2019 - 5 July 2019 - Charles Darwin University, Waterfront Campus, Darwin

Convener : Australasian Association for Institutional Research Special Interest Group

Finding the eye of the storm in cyclonic winds of change

The AAIR SIG Forum comprises of both plenary and concurrent sessions featuring an engaging keynote speaker, welcome drinks at the Waterfront Campus and then a spectacular Forum dinner at Mindil Beach Markets and Wharf One.

This event incorporates the AAIR Special Interest Groups (SIG) for Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics; Load Management and Government Reporting. . 0362347844 . More information

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. .  08 8230 8491 . More information

The 4th International Conference on Innovative Education and Technology (ICIET)

11 July 2019 - 13 July 2019 - Aiyara Grand Hotel Pattaya, Chon Buri, Thailand

Convener: ICIET

The ICIET is an international event for scholars, researchers, academic professors and students to exchange knowledge and research practices in the area of Vocational and Technical Education, ICT and Digital Technology for Science, Education Pedagogy and Methodology and related topics. . +6625494723 . More information

National Apprentice Employment Network Conference 2019

31 July 2019 - 2 August 2019 - Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast, Queensland

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.

Their 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. . 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. .  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. .  07 3866 0888  .  More Information

VTA 2019 State Conference

15 August 2019 - 16 August 2019 - RACV City Club, Melbourne

Convener: Victorian TAFE Association

TAFE: Delivering on the Public Mission.

This conference will focus on the public mission of our TAFE institutes. It will consider the contribution made by public education institutions like TAFE beyond ‘retail’, financial or economic metrics and explore its evolving role and contribution to social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

With a line-up of national and international luminaries leading and informing the discussion, the conference is sure to challenge steadfast views and provide a roadmap for the future of TAFE and public education. . 03 9639 8100 . More information

Independent Tertiary Education Conference

21 August 2019 - 23 August 2019 - Marriot Resort Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Convener: Independent Tertiary Education Council (ITECA)

The Independent Tertiary Education Conference(ITEC19) will be held over three days, including the Asia Pacific International Education Forum (APIEF), at the Marriot Resort Surfers Paradise, from 21-23 August 2019.

ITEC19 will provide the platform to connect like-minded professionals from across the broader sector, to share and engage with relevant service and product providers and will afford delegates the opportunity to have a good time at several social events. . 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. . 02 8748 0130 . More information

2019 TAFE Directors Australia Convention

4 September 2019 - 6 September 2019 - Brisbane

Convener: TAFE Directors Australia

More information coming soon. . (02) 6153 3458 .

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. . 07 3866 0888 .  More Information

5th International Conference on Technology and Vocational Teaching

14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019 - Eastparc Hotel Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Convener: International Conference on Technology and Vocational Teaching

Enhancing Technology and Vocational Competency for Smart Industry

ICTVT 2019 is dedicated to a unified communication platform for professional practice in engineering fields, researchers, and vocational teacher from industry, academia and government.

The professional practice in engineering fields include electrical technology, electronics technology, informatics technology, mechanical technology, Civil Technology, vocational education, teaching and learning.

The ICTVT 2019 conference also welcomes researchers who have interdisciplinary collaboration of science and technology. . +62274 586734 . 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. .  +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. .  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. . (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. .  More information