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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.


AVETRA 19th Annual Conference

20 – 22 April 2016

TAFE Northern Sydney Institute

Learning and Innovation Campus – St Leonards


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AVETRA 19th Annual Conference – Registration NOW Open 

Registrations for our Annual Conference are now open! Please click here for registration details, fees and much more or view the AVETRA Registration Brochure.

AVETRA 19th Annual Conference – Draft Program Released

The AVETRA Conference Committee is pleased to release the draft program. Please click here to view the document. A full program with complete speaker and abstract information will be available for viewing in February.

AVETRA 19th Annual Conference – Conference Keynote Speakers

We have a great line-up of keynote speakers for our 19th annual conference! Please click here for full biographies.

AVETRA 19th Annual Conference – Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities now available

We are on the lookout for organisations that would like to support the AVETRA 2016 Conference! Please click here for more information.

AVETRA 2016 Awards & Scholarship – Call for Nominations 

Nominations are called for the AVETRA Awards to be presented at the 2016 AVETRA Conference from the 20 – 22 April 2016. Full details on how  and when to nominate, can be found here. Closing date for Nominations are below:

  • The Ray Barker Award for Distinguished Service to VET Research: COB Friday 19 February 2016
  • AVETRA 2015 Journal of the Year Award: COB Friday 19 February 2016
  • AVETRA (Ray Barker) Ambassador Award: COB Friday 19 February 2016

TDA/AVETRA Innovation Scholarship now open

TDA and AVETRA are pleased to announce that the ‘TDA/AVETRA Innovation Scholarship’ for 2016 is now open. The Guidelines can be found here. For more information, and to obtain the scholarship guidelines and application form, visit TDA and AVETRA websites or contact Melinda Waters at TDA on 02 9217 4951 Please note nominations close COB Friday 11 March 2016.

Call for presentations: ‘No Frills’ Conference 2016

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and CQUniversity are calling for abstracts for presentations and poster sessions for the 25th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’.  Please click here for further details.


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