OctoberVET 2016 Calendar

OctoberVET is an annual season of VET research showcasing events. OctoberVET events are designed and driven by local Convenors supported by AVETRA. The following OctoberVET events are confirmed for 2016. More are being finalised – in Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and New Zealand. Details of these events will be added to this calendar as they are confirmed. Events are free, but note that some require registration.

South Australia: The new VET market – Quality and Complexity

  • Date and time: 7 October, 8.45am for a 9.00am start to 12.30pm
  • Venue: Lecture Room GK2-16, Sir George Kingston Building, City West campus, University of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide (pedestrian access via George Street)
  • Enquiries: Josie Misko (josiemisko@ncver.edu.au)
  • Please RSVP to Josie Misko (josiemisko@ncver.edu.au) as places are limited
  • Click here for the event flyer

Victoria: Teaching, training and learning – VET’s true business

  • Date and time: 18 October, 1.30 – 4.30pm (with lunch from 1.00pm)
  • Venue: ‘Old Chem Building’, Building C, SMB Campus, Federation University, Lydiard St, Ballarat
  • Enquiries: : Shelagh Krummel (03 5327 6134 or email vet.research@federation.edu.au)
  • Click here for the event flyer

Victoria: Celebrating Applied Research in TAFE

  • Date: 26 October
  • Venue: Holmesglen Conference Centre, Holmesglen Chadstone Campus
  • Enquiries: Arnaldo Barone, Victorian TAFE Association (abarone@vta.vic.edu.au)

Victoria: What is education for work for?

  • Date and time:  27 October, 4.15-5.30pm
  • Venue: Frank Tate Room, Level 9, 100 Leicester St, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Enquiries: : Jessica Gerrard (jessica.gerrard@unimelb.edu.au)
  • Click here for the event flyer

Victoria: VET, Trades and Apprenticeships – Voices from the Shop Floor

  • Date and time: 28 October, 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora Campus
  • Please RSVP by 21 October to Karen O’Reilly-Briggs (0409 965 964 or kloreilly@students.latrobe.edu.au) – room and parking details supplied on registration
  • Click here for the event flyer

New South Wales: Uncovering new ideas in VET and HE teaching and learning

  • Date and time: 28 October, 2.00-5.00pm
  • Venue: TAFE NSW, Sydney TAFE, Ultimo Campus

Western Australia: Masterclass – Structuring Research Projects

  • Date and time: 28 October, 12.30 – 4.00pm
  • Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus (with a light lunch provided)
  • Enquiries: : Llandis Barratt-Pugh (l.barratt_pugh@ecu.edu.au)


AVETRA National Conference 2016

What a wonderful conference on a number of important topics around VET and adult education, and excellent research presentations by a wide range of experienced and new researchers, both national and international!  There were also three workshops on strategies relating to research, and a Speed Dating session (see the photo below).  Our thanks to Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE for hosting the conference, and attendees enjoyed a fun dinner on Thursday evening.  Awards were presented at the dinner to:

  • Ray Barker Award for Distinguished Service to VET Research 2016 – Professor Erica Smith
  • Conference Paper of the Year 2016– Don Zoellner
  • Journal Article of the Year 2015 – Steven Hodge
  • TDA/AVETRA Innovation Scholarship Award – Dr Ross McLennan

An early career researchers breakfast was held and out of this will develop a further network working with the AVETRA Educator Hub.  Full reports will go up over the next week or so, but in the meantime enjoy the conference summary from Kira Clarke: https://storify.com/KiraVClarke/avetra-conference-2016#publicize and photos of our speakers.

















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