Conferences are an important part of research. They provide a forum to debate ideas, discuss research projects, and share early findings of research. The VOCEDplus team has identified a number of key conferences for the tertiary education sector and is working on capturing papers from these conferences. For each conference, you'll find links to conference proceedings and selected papers in VOCEDplus by year of the conference.
Established in 1997, the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association changed its name to the Australasian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) in 2018. AVETRA is an independent association of researchers in vocational education and training (VET) from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors in the Australasian region. The AVETRA conference is held annually with conference proceedings containing both refereed and non-refereed papers.
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Commencing in 2015, the Crossing Boundaries in VET Conference is a biennial conference organised by the European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET). Founded in 1996, VETNET covers a broad range of research and development activities in VET, including organising conferences and workshops.
Formed in 1994, the annual European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) is the conference of the European Education Research Association (EERA). EERA's work, including its conference, is divided into thematic networks one of which is VETNET - the Vocational Education and Training Network.
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Held until 2005, the International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training was the conference of the former Centre for Learning and Work Research (CLWR) at Griffith University. Conference proceedings were refereed and published.
The International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) is an organisation and network of vocational educators, vocational skills training organisations, business and industrial firms and other individuals involved in VET. The IVETA conference is held annually.
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The Journal of Vocational Education and Training (JVET) is a peer reviewed international journal that covers the study of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment as well as economic, cultural and political aspects related to the role of vocational and professional education and training in society. The JVET conference is held biennially.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is the national body responsible for collecting, managing, analysing and communicating research and statistics on the Australian VET sector. 'No Frills' is an annual national conference organised by NCVER for new and existing researchers and practitioners in VET to discuss and share information about key issues facing the sector.
Initiated by researchers at the University of Leeds (UK) in 1999, the Researching Work and Learning (RWL) International Conference Series is organised through the RWL International Advisory Committee composed of international scholars in the field of workplace learning. The RWL International Conference is held biennially.
Held annually by TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), the TAFE Directors Australia Convention (formerly the National Conference for TAFE Directors Australia) reflects major themes affecting the TAFE and VET sectors, as well as the host venue.
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Organised by UNESCO's designated centre for technical and vocational education and training (TVET), UNESCO-UNEVOC, the UNESCO-UNEVOC Virtual Conference consists of moderator-driven discussions seeking to promote focused discussions on crucial themes in TVET development and gather valuable input from the TVET Forum community. Up until 2020, three to five conferences took place on the TVET Forum platform per year.
Papers and presentations from conferences are often difficult to locate. If you have presented a paper at one of these conferences and your paper is not in VOCEDplus, let us know using the contact form. You can also suggest a conference for inclusion on the page; please refer to the selection criteria for more information about the scope of VOCEDplus.