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AVETRA's Annual Conference

Every year, AVETRA runs an annual conference showcasing 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.   

Click on the button below to go to the official 2024 conference website for abstract submission information, registrations and additional conference details:


AVETRA's 26th Annual Conference will be held on 3rd and 4th October 2024 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, University of Technology, Broadway Sydney.

Conference theme:

Impetus and Impact: Research that Challenges and Shapes VET Policy and Practice - A Journey from Kangan to the Future

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kangan Report, our conference theme, "Impetus and Impact: Research that Challenges and Shapes VET Policy and Practice," calls for a reflective and forward-looking dialogue on the role of vocational education and training (VET) in shaping our economic and social landscapes, especially in the context of a more integrated tertiary sector. This theme is a call to action for educators, policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers to share insights, challenges, and innovations. It celebrates research as a catalyst for significant educational and workforce development outcomes, offering a bridge from historical milestones to future aspirations. In celebrating the legacy of the Kangan Report, which championed rigorous research and academic distinction, we delve into the symbiotic relationship between empirical evidence and its practical implementation. This examination is particularly crucial to foster a more nuanced, evidence-driven understanding of vocational learning's potential to shape futures that acknowledges the unique characteristics and demands of VET

Call for Abstracts currently open until Monday 8th July.  Head to the conference website via the link below for abstract submission information, registrations and conference details.


Members can access peer reviewed papers from past conferences in the Conference Archives.

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