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  • 7 Sep 2022 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dont miss out on this years WAVE Forum showcasing a great line up of speakers including AVETRA's President Kira Clark.

    Friday 21 October – 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

    VET Development Centre, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne

    The role of adult and vocational education in empowering women and supporting gender equality

    Great speakers including: Kit McMahon from Women’s Health in the south-east, Kira Clarke from Brotherhood of St Laurence, Sally Thompson from Monash University, Karen Hall (2022 WAVE/Sue Salthouse grant recipient) from Swinburne University of Technology, Jane Newton from Jobs Queensland, Don Perlgut CEO from Community Colleges Australia, Michelle Circelli Team Leader Research from NCVER, and more.

    Plus a chance to discuss the role of adult and vocational education in relation to lifelong learning as well as skills and careers for women and girls.

    Cost for the day including lunch and refreshments is: $70 which includes membership of WAVE for the year, or $30 for those who are already WAVE members.

    Register today.

  • 31 Aug 2022 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for reviewers to review manuscripts for the International Journal of Training Research (IJTR).  Reviewers should be active in vocational education and training (VET) research and practice and may be from different stages of their career (including early career researchers).

    IJTR is a peer-refereed journal that is published three times a year. The journal publishes articles that advance knowledge and understanding of VET in Australia and internationally. The journal focuses on current or recently completed research and reviews of research on training, technical education and vocational education, and publishes original research, articles and book reviews.

    Some of the benefits of becoming a reviewer include keeping up with the latest research, improving your own writing, and becoming part of the IJTR community.

    Please visit the IJTR website for more information about the journal.

     To register your interest, please contact Dr Jason Skues via email or contact the avetra secretariate.

  • 31 Aug 2022 4:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AVETRA is Australasia's only national, independent association of researchers in vocational education and training (VET). Amongst the range of services AVETRA offers, we produce VET research publications including Research Today – an electronic magazine that shares and celebrates VET practitioner research. This may be research about VET or research and innovation with and for VET’s industry and community partners.

    AVETRA recognises that there is an enormous body of research – often not called “research” – being done by VET practitioners. Sometimes this is innovation support for industry and community stakeholders, sometimes this is industry-themed or VET-themed inquiry. Sometimes it is the scholarship of teaching and learning leads to innovation in delivery and assessment within VET.

    This practitioner-based and applied research is the focus of Research Today. This is the forum where VET practitioners share the innovative skills and knowledge creation projects that they are working on, often in partnership with industry and community. AVETRA hopes that the dissemination of VET practitioner research methods and outcomes will help to build the capacity of the whole sector.

    Research Today is released twice a year with publication usually in the months of April and October. Members can see previous editions of Research Today on the AVETRA website:

    On behalf of AVETRA’s President Kira Clarke, we are excited to invite contributions for the next edition of the Research Today magazine:

    • Articles should be of around 1000-1500 words and on topics of interest to AVETRA members and the wider VET community (including researchers, academics, VET practitioners and other stakeholders).
    • Articles on VET practitioner-led and applied research are especially welcome.
    • Articles should include the aims of the research, how information was collected, and key findings.
    • If you refer to academic literature, your piece should include the references and a reference list.
    • If you refer to information owned by your industry or community partner, it is vital that the partner has granted permission for you to submit your article.

     Contributions are due by Friday 30 September 2022.

    If you or your colleagues would like to contribute to the magazine, then please contact Andrew Williamson via email, via the avetra secretariate or phone 0400 403 755 for more information. Please promote this call for content to your colleagues and networks.

  • 31 Aug 2022 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) is calling for proposals from people who wish to run an OctoberVET event in 2022.

    OctoberVET is a season of presentations, discussions and workshops coordinated by AVETRA. The goal is to showcase, disseminate and debate vocational, adult and technical education research.

    OctoberVET events can be large or small, formal or informal. They can be about showcasing VET research (underway or completed). They can be conversations around research that should be done in the VET sector. They can focus on how to apply VET research. An OctoberVET event can be any or all these things!

    AVETRA can assist you in running an October VET event through:

    • Technical support, including hosting your online event through AVETRA’s own Zoom account (your online OctoberVET event can of course also be hosted on a platform that you or your organisation supplies) and/or providing support for providing live streaming for hybrid events.
    • Promotion to AVETRA’s wider membership base and mailing list and through social media channels, to ensure your event is successful
    • Distribution of recordings and hosting of recordings on the AVETRA YouTube channel.

    Further information is available on the AVETRA website

  • 1 Mar 2022 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AVETRA is pleased to announce a special new member deal to encourage academics and researchers who have never been a member to join our close-knit community! 

    Sign-up before 31st December 2023 and receive 50% off the standard membership price! 

    To take up this offer, simply join now and add the discount code "NEWMEMBER"

    We can't wait to welcome you on board.

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