AVETRA 18th Annual Conference

The Rendezvous Grand, Melbourne, VIC Australia

8 – 10 April 2015


“Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice”

Mark your diaries now!

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Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) will also be holding a conference on the Wednesday, 8 April 2015, from 12pm – 5pm at Victoria University in Flinders Street.

Please stay tuned for more details.

AVETRA 2015 Call for Abstracts


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to the success of the 18th Annual Conference

Abstract submission closes on Thursday, 15 January 2015. Please note due to the online submission and reviewing process there will be no extension beyond this date.

Producing Your Abstract:
Abstracts should encompass the theme of the conference – “Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice”.

Please ensure you read the guidelines on ‘How to Write AVETRA Abstracts’.

To Submit Your Abstract:
To submit your abstract you will first need to create a user profile in the Currinda Conference Management system or log onto your existing profile. If you are a current AVETRA member, attended or submitted an abstract for the 2014 conference you will already have a Currinda profile. You will be able to go back into the system through your profile to manage your abstract and register for the Conference once this has been opened.


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What’s new in VET and research

Have your say on NCVER research

NCVER is taking its research program in a new direction and would like your input. To stimulate wide discussion and interest in VET research, NCVER has published Research prospectus 2015-2016 with the aim of further improving how they address the diverse needs of their many clients.

They invite you to respond to the prospectus by either:

WEBINAR: Where to with VET research?

Join us on Thursday 12 March from 2.30pm AEDT to:

  • find out more about NCVER’s research program for 2015 and beyond. The Research prospectus outlines a specific set of research topics that address current and emerging needs in the sector
  • reflect on the achievements of the last four years. From 2011-2014 five national priorities directed research activities helping us to understand the issues and drivers to be tackled in the VET sector, and also pointing to some of the solutions. The results of this extensive body of work have now been summarised in The outcomes of education and training: what the research is telling us 2011-2014 [soon to be released]. Research messages 2014 has also been released recently and summarises our work from the past year

The webinar will be presented by Sandra Pattison, General Manager Research and Phil Loveder, Manager Research Operations.

Register now at: Where to with VET research?


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