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”
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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
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN!
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
Changes to Training Packages and Accredited Courses
Two discussion papers were released by the Federal Government for consultation on 31 October. The first is the Industry Engagement in Training Package Development – Towards a Contestable Model Disussion paper www.vetreform.industry.gov.au/publication/contestable-model-discussion-paper. The Government plans to introduce a new model in 2015, and the period for submission www.consult.industry.gov.au is open until 24 December 2014.
The other paper is the Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses Discussion paper also available at www.vetreform.industry.gov.au/publication/review-training-packages-and-accredited-courses-discussion.
Consultations are open until 18 February 2015, and there will also be webinars and face-to-face meetings of interested people.
AVETRA is Australia’s only national, independent association for research in vocational education and training, brings together research stakeholders and researchers from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors. We have a number of different sections within this site, all accessed via the Navigation menu on the top of this page.If you would like information about membership benefits and how to join please click here.You will find information about our upcoming Annual Conference here and you can access information about AVETRA publications and past conference archives here.