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Update on the TDA Convention 2021

Following the cancellation of the TDA Convention 2020, TDA is excited to announce that the TDA Convention 2021 will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 April, in Perth, Western Australia.

The TDA Convention 2021 will align with the WorldSkills National Championships which will also take place in Perth from Thursday 29 April to Saturday 1 May, with the Closing Ceremony held on the evening of Sunday 2 May 2021.

We look forward to continuing to work with our partners in Australia and overseas on improving the vocational education sector and we will provide further updates as our planning progresses for the TDA Convention in 2021.

AVETRA 2020 Researcher Development Series
Webinars designed for early career, emerging and practitioner researchers
June 2020 – March 2021
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OctoberVET 2020
A series of online events in October showcasing VET research and discussion.

‘Social justice research and vocational education: A conversation with Professor Liz Atkins (University of Derby, UK)’

Host: Dr Teressa Schmidt (CQUniversity) Member of AVETRA Executive Committee

Date: This is a pre-recorded interview, which is available here: Recording

Enquiries: Dr Teressa Schmidt  t.schmidt@cqu.edu.au

Flyer: Attached

‘One hundred and fifty years of Australia Technical Education: An overlooked sesquicentenary’, with Dr John Pardy (Monash University)

Host: Dr John Pardy, Monash University

Date: 27th October, 2pm – 3pm (AEDT)

Webinar Link: To participate in this seminar Please click this URL to start or join.https://monash.zoom.us/j/99200713933?pwd=bkN2YzlHMmxVTk1OQlBXUFB4VlpsUT09 Or, go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 992 0071 3933 and password:35354691

Enquiries: Dr John Pardy

Flyer: Attached

Registration: No need to register, just join by the Zoom link on the day!

‘An introduction to VET and Australian Apprenticeships Data’

Host: Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS), with Phil Loveder from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Date: 28th October, 2pm – 3pm AEDT

Flyer: Attached

Enquiries: If there is any data you would like us to include during this session, or any questions you have, please include this in your registration or email research@aatis.com.au

Register here

A recording of this session will be made available after the event at: gotostage.com/channel/aatis

‘Women learning, women working: how disability and gender shape training and career opportunities’ with:

–          Dr Lizzie Knight (Victoria University and Secretary of AVETRA

–          Jen Cousins (TAFE SA)

–          Dr Karen O’Reilly-Briggs (LaTrobe University)

–          Michelle Circelli (Senior Researcher, NCVER)

Host: Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE)

Date: 29th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)

Webinar Link: Provided upon registration.

Enquiries: Dr Kira Clarke (Brotherhood of St Laurence)   Kira.Clarke@bsl.org.au

Flyer: Attached

Register here (For this webinar, there is a small charge of $20 to help raise funds for a grant in memory of our WAVE colleague, Sue Salthouse, who sadly passed away earlier this year).

The multi-stakeholder engagement model (the ecosystem) for applied research and innovation in the Basque Country: insights from TKNIKA’ withIñigo Araiztegui and Unai Ziarsolo (TKNIKA).

Host: Andrew Williamson (Holmesglen Institute of TAFE)

Date: 5th November, 9am – 10.30 (AEDT)

Webinar Link: Provided upon registration

Enquiries: Andrew.williamson@holmesglen.edu.au

Flyer: Attached

Register here

‘How can VET teachers apply the Principles of Universal Design in Education to support learners of all abilities?’ with Annemaree Gibson and Annie Carney (Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Box Hill Institute)

Date: 4th November, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (AEDT)

Webinar Link: Provided upon registration

Enquiries: tle@boxhill.edu.au

Flyer: Attached

Register here

‘Learning in turbulent times’, hosted by Federation University, featuring Anthony Mann (OECD) speaking about ‘Young people and the COVID-19 Labour Market’ along with three Federation University presentations focusing on Men’s Sheds; Community learning in adversity; and People’s learning about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 16th November, 6pm – 8pm (AEDT)

Webinar Link: Provided upon registration

Enquiries: vet.research@federation.edu.au

Flyer: Attached

Register here


LH Martin Institute
Web Fest
1 – 29 October 2020
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AIEC Braindate: Making meaningful connections in a virtual world
20 & 21 October 2020
Virtual event
Register here

National VET PD Week
Velg Training
26 – 30 October 2020
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Beyond 2020: Creating the Future with Work Integrated Learning (virtual) 
Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN)
27 – 28 October 2020
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VDC 2020 Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference
19 & 20 November 2020
Registrations Open

Australian Training Awards
20 November 2020
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Velg Training & MRWED
30 November – 4 December 2020
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TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2021
29 – 30 April 2021
Westin Hotel, Perth
More information coming soon

Worldskills Australia
28 April – 2 May 2021
Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre
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