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AVETRA's 24th Annual Conference "Are we there yet? Building a research community to shape VET's future" was be held as a hybrid conference on 28 & 29 April 2022. Day one was held in person at hubs around Australia and online, while day two was fully online.  

The AVETRA 2022 Conference showcase scholarly and applied research of, for and from within vocational education. It is the leading annual gathering of researchers, VET practitioners and leaders, education policy makers and representatives from industry, unions and employers in Australia and New Zealand.

Keynote 1 | Ly Tran | Connecting policy and practice: Australian Strategy for Internationalisation Education 2021-2030 and internationalisation in VET

Keynote 2 | Michael Brennan | Contemporary Challenges for VET Research

Keynote 3 | Craig Robertson | Creating VET Research Communities

Keynote 4 | Selena Chan | The Future of Trades Learning: Industry 4.0 and the need for on-going professional development and career planning

Keynote 5 | Gerald Burke | The Future of VET Funding Research

Research Stream

Partnership and Collaboration Stream

Equity Stream

Applied Research and Innovation in TAFE - an international comparison

Andrew Williamson Holmesglen, Shannon Baldock, TAFE SA, Dr John Flett, South West TAFE

Exploring the knowledge, skills, and attributes required for enrolled nurses to work with consumers experiencing mental health issues

Karen Hall, Swinburne University

Reform of School Based Vocational Education and Pathways to Work the in the State of Victoria, Australia

Rob Strathdee, VU

Inequality in Australia: What can vocational education and training do to address it? 

Don Perlgut, CCA

Certificate IV Mental Health Graduates in a Post-Covid Industry

Sarah Eldridge, Box Hill TAFE

The Apprentice Wellbeing Project: Exploring the Mental Health of Australian Building and Construction Apprentices

Elizabeth Hutton, Swinburne

An analysis of 23 years of AVETRA Conference papers

Llandis Barratt-Pugh

Partnerships as a driver of VET’s research profile: a co-operative research project to transform the building industry

Dr Henry Pook

Preparing students to work in the mental health system: The role of vocational education (VET) and higher education (HE)

Steve Groves

Qualitative single-case study as a research methodology in a mixed sector institute

Dr Mary Hughes, Holmesglen

Professionals vs Para-professionals: investigating the value of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualified VET teachers in secondary schools 

Karen O'Reilly Briggs, Box Hill TAFE

Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education: A Systematic Review’s implications

Elicia Ford, Sydney University

Enhancing the standing of vocational education as a postschool pathway.

Steven Billett and Steven Hodge, Griffith University

Do we need to be seen to be believed?: The impact of video feed format on learning

Dr Deniese Cox

Teaching What Matters: Climate Change Literacy in Adult Literacy Programs

Keiko Yasukawa, UTS

Te Pūkenga, Aotearoa New Zealand’s Institute of Skills and Technology: Progress on meeting the ambition and scope of its charter

Selena Chan, ARA

Industry Skills Councils in Australia: Past, present and future

Erica Smith, Federation University

Expert Advisory Group's assisting a TAFE in maintaining industry currency for educators teaching the accredited Family Violence training

Eileen MacMahon, Box Hill TAFE

Evolution of Training Package Reform Consultation - a Topic Modelling Approach

Peter Robinson

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