The Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association invites you to join us in Gold Coast, QLD for the 17th AVETRA International Conference from the 22 to 24 April 2014. The theme for the conference is Informing changes in VET policy and practice: The central role of research.

Keynote Speakers


 Online registration is now open! – Please visit this page for more information.

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For further information  CLICK HERE or contact the AVETRA Conference Secretariat on avetra2014@theassociationspecialists.com.au or +61 2 9431 8690.


 TDA/AVETRA 2014 Industry Innovation Scholarship – now open!

TDA and AVETRA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovation and applied research in TAFE. We are pleased to announce the first initiative under the MOU, the ‘TAFE Innovation Scholarship’ which is now open for applications.

The scholarship will provide $6,000 to an individual or group of TAFE practitioners to investigate innovative ways to meet industry or community skill needs. The outcomes will inform new practices and/or partnership models for TAFE and specific industry/community sectors.

The Scholarship supports TDA’s Strategic Plan to position TAFE in a competitive training market and AVETRA’s strong commitment to the development of research in vocational education and training nationally. Registrations which contain industry co-sponsorship contributions to the industry research topic/s will be encouraged.

To view the sholarship guidelines and application form- CLICK HERE

For more information,  visit TDA website or call Melinda Waters 02 9217 3180.



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