Call for Nominations

AVETRA 2017 Awards & Scholarship


Nominations are called for the following AVETRA Awards to be presented at the 2017 AVETRA Conference from the 18-20 April 2017:

1. Berwyn Clayton Award for Distinguished Service to the

education and development of  VET educators and other professionals.

Nominations close COB Friday 3 March 2017.

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2. AVETRA 2016 Journal of the Year Award



Nominations close COB Friday 3 March 2017.

Cover Sheet 2017

Criteria 2017

3. AVETRA Ambassador Award Nominations close COB Friday 3 March 2017

Criteria 2017

In general all the Awards will follow the same criteria:

  • a member of AVETRA Executive will chair the judging panel with two other Executive members or outside members with appropriate background and experience, except for AVETRA Paper of the Year which will be judged by a panel of that year’s conference committee
  • all Award winners must be current financial members of AVETRA.  In the case of journal articles, the nominating author must be a current financial member
  • judges may not enter the competition and may not work in the same institution as any of the candidates, may not be involved in the relevant research project or in other current research collaborations with candidates, or have other conflicts of interest (eg. relative or PhD supervisor)


Previous Awardees





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 scheduled for the rest of October and November. Note that details have been updated for the What’s happening in WA VET event and the Celebrating Applied Research in TAFE events, and information about the TAFESA event, Shedding Light on the Square, has become available. Events are free, but note that some require registration.

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
  • Click here for the event flyer

Victoria: Celebrating Applied Research in TAFE

  • Date: 26 October, 10.15am (registration from 9.45) – 3.00pm
  • Venue: Holmesglen Conference Centre, Holmesglen Conference Centre, Cnr Warrigal and Batesford Roads, Chadstone
  • Click here for the event flyer

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 (
  • 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 – 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: What’s happening in WA VET – Research and the future

  • Date and time:28 October, 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Venue: North Metropolitan TAFE, Level 7 Conference room, 25 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
  • Enquiries: Llandis Barratt-Pugh (

Queensland: The value of applied research to TAFE Queensland

  • Date and time: 28 October, 2.00 – 5.00 pm
  • Venue: TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Southbank Campus, Rooms 3312-3314
  • Enquiries: Vikki Uhlmann (

South Australia: Shedding Light on the Square – TAFESA-Griffith University Action Research Initiative

  • Date and time: 10 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Venue: TAFESA Adelaide Campus, Light Square, Adelaide Campus Lecture Theatre
  • Enquiries: Dawn Firth (

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