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OctoberVET

 

OctoberVET

OctoberVET is the annual season of VET Research showcasing events to share information and ideas about VET. OctoberVET events are designed and driven by local Convenors supported by AVETRA. OctoberVET complements AVETRA’s annual conference, and as the name suggests, it runs through October (with a few events usually spilling into November as well). Events are free, but note that some require registration.

OctoberVET events range in size and scope, depending on local needs and interests, and range from convivial, small-scale gatherings to larger formal events with speakers. Events can be brief (a couple of hours) or can span a whole day. In 2017, OctoberVET events ran in most Australian states. In 2018 we hope to see OctoberVET events run throughout Australia and in other countries, too.

OctoberVET is the annual season of VET research showcasing events to share information and ideas about VET. OctoberVET events are designed and driven by local Convenors supported by AVETRA. 

OctoberVET complements AVETRA’s annual conference, and as the name suggests, it runs through October (with a few events usually spilling into November as well). Local events are free, but note that some require registration.  This year OctoberVET will be run in conjunction with the national AVETRA Research Forum in Canberra on 26 October 2018.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON 2018 EVENTS

OctoberVET events range in size and scope, depending on local needs and interests, and range from convivial, small-scale gatherings to larger formal events with speakers and online webinars to allow anyone to join in the discussions. Events can be brief (a couple of hours) or can span a whole day. In 2017, OctoberVET events ran in most Australian states. In 2018 we hope to see OctoberVET events run throughout Australia with international colleagues joining us in person or virtually through the webinar.

The success of OctoberVET always depends on the goodwill and inventiveness of a local Convener (or group of Conveners) who are connected with local VET networks and identities, and identify a focus and a space for their event.  The load does not fall entirely on this person however, with two national coordinators appointed by AVETRA to help anyone who would like to establish a local event.  AVETRA also offers a small seed-grant for all OctoberVET events (which can be used for catering for example).

It’s time to contact one of the national coordinators to help you bring YOUR local VET community together.  The national coordinators are readily available to give you a hand to discuss your ideas, and to provide advice and support, and promote your event nationally as well as to local VET stakeholders.

Please get in touch with Steven Hodge (s.hodge@griffith.edu.au or 0421224474) or Anne Bowden (annie.bowden@gmail.com or 0419425555) to discuss your ideas and find out how to get the OctoberVETball rolling.

Need some inspiration?  Click here to see previous OctoberVET Events.