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Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association

AVETRA Annual Conference

19-23 April, 2021 - ONLINE


AVETRA’s 23rd Annual Conference - Recover, Rethink, Rebuild: All Eyes on VET - will be fully-online and delivered over five days: 19 – 23 April 2021. We have taken the unique opportunity offered by the virtual platform to invite speakers from around the world. Confirmed keynotes are: Ewart Keep (Oxford University), Sai Loo (University College London), and Antonio Ranieri (CEDEFOP) with another two currently being finalised. Each day will feature a theme and related keynote with a panel to help unpack the implications of the keynote speech for the Australasian context. In addition to keynotes and panels, you will see live presentations of research from the Australasian VET research community. You will also be able to access daily workshops on topics including VET research data, techniques and capability development. 

Registrations now open! Head to the conference website to register ( This five-day event offers exceptional value. Financial AVETRA members pay only $35, non-members who are students, retired, part-time or unemployed workers pay $85, and employed non-members pay $120. If you registered for the 2020 conference and did not apply for a refund, registration for the 2021 conference is complementary. You will need to register, however, to access the keynotes and various sessions. We will write to you soon with a discount code to use when you register in the category that most applies to you. The code will reduce your ‘fee’ to zero. If you do not receive your discount code within a week, please write to the Conference Chair, Steven Hodge ( or 0421224474).


JVET Vocational and Technical Education
Keynotes Conference

9 July 2021 - ONLINE

 Join us for an online conference featuring our panel of keynote speakers brought together by Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) to host a thought-provoking and inspirational online conference available to worldwide audience. Keynote speaker sessions, followed by Q&A opportunities include:

From policy symbolism to evidence-based policymaking; VET research on the rise in the South
Professor Joy Papier

Transforming TVET for Sustainable Futures: Challenges for theory, policy and practice?
Professor Leon Tickly

The End of Neo-Liberalism and the Future of TVET
Professor Hugh Lauder

Researching VET: looking back, moving forward
Professor Leesa Wheelahan, Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker & Professor Kevin Orr

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