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Victoria: Inaugural AVETRA VET Practitioner Research Conference 2018

In 2018, the Australian VET Research Association (AVETRA) in partnership with the VET Development Centre (VDC) and the Victorian TAFE Association (VTA), will hold Australia's first VET Practioner Research Conference.

  • Date: 26 April
  • Venue: Melbourne
  • For more information about this event, click here

Oxford, England: VET/Adult Ed/FE Focused Conference

This international conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in post-compulsory education from many different countries. It provides an opportunity for participants to spend 3 days in inspirational surroundings sharing ideas and projects with like minded people. The ARPCE committee is keen to attract early career researchers, those with teaching or professional roles in post-compulsory education, as well as established researchers and journal contributors.

  • Date: 13 July
  • Venue: Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK
  • For more information about this event, click here

Victoria: World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2018 World Congress

In October 2018, the annual TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) Convention will be integrated into the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) 2018 World Congress. This landmark event will bring together TVET leaders and practitioners from Australia and across the globe. 

  • Date: 8 October 
  • Venue: Melbourne
  • For more information about this event, click here

AVETRA Research Forum - 26th October 2018 

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New VET Research Perspectives
Issues, practices, insights 
Friday 26th October 2018, 
Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra, ACT

About the forum

This day-long forum continues the AVETRA tradition of research presentation, critique and engagement within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It is designed for VET researchers to present their research, to learn from each other and to engage in dialogue with other stakeholders in the nation’s VET system. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and policy makers. With the context of continuing changes in the VET system, the growing needs for advice to those in the public and private sector, and the need to build further and sustain the VET research community, the forum comes at an opportune time.
The structure of the forum will be a series of presentations with opportunities for discussions concluding with a plenary session at the end of the day.

$110 presenters; 
$220 non-presenters; 
$160 AVETRA members who are not presenters

Important dates
June 30th- Call for papers; July 26th – Deadline for submission of abstracts;
August 10th - decisions about acceptance of abstracts; September 28th – deadline for registration

Further details including an email address for enquiries and registration details will be provided shortly via AVETRA. See the AVETRA web site for updates -

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6th Congress on Research in Vocational Education and Training

For the sixth time, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) invites researchers to engage in an exchange of ideas and research findings and to reflect on VET issues.
“The end of VET as we know it” stands representative for a time of reconsideration of VET as a way of adequately preparing young adults for the world of work and for society. It is about coping with insecurity and disruption, building new technological and social competences as well as developing creativity for innovation. Demographic change and the expansion of higher education challenge VET as an attractive educational pathway to the labour market. With technological advances leading to more radical changes in the labour market, experts are calling for a reform of education, including vocational education and training, adult and professional education.

  • Date: 4 - 6 March 2019 
  • Venue: Swiss Federal Institute for
    Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET)
    Bern/Zollikofen, Switzerland
  • Call for papers and for more information about this event, click here