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.
6th October 2023 | 9.30 - 4.30pm (AEDT) | Box Hill Institute
VET Fellowship Forum; Sharing knowledge and enhancing VET through international insights
You are invited to a special forum featuring the applied research of VET practitioners who will share insights from their recent International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowships.
Presenters: Dr Lizzie Knight (Box Hill Institute & JSA), Paul Boys (Gippsland Tech School), Dr Warren Guest (Holmesglen TAFE), Ani Tom Vellaramkunnel (RMIT), Dr John Flett (South West TAFE), Andrew Hardiman (Department of Education), Kay Schlesinger (ISSI & KGedconsulting), Rajesh Iyer (RMIT), and Dr Karen O’Reilly-Briggs (Box Hill Institute).
OctoberVET ISS Institute VET Fellowship Forum | REPORT
6 October 2023, Box Hill Institute
This full-day OctoberVET event showcased the learning of VET practitioners who were recipients of Fellowships from the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI).
AVETRA President Kira Clarke opened the day and host Michelle mason-Woods welcomed participants to Box Hill Institute. CEO Katrina Jojkity and AVETRA’s Andrew Williamson acted as MCs for the event.
The program included presentations from:
Where the Fellow’s report is available, we have included a hyperlink to it, above. For those not linked, watch for the report to be published on the ISSI website: www.issinstitute.org.au
The event was well-attended. Feedback from participants was very positive, especially praising the quality of presentations and celebrating the relevance to their professional practice.
13th October 2023 | 12-1pm AEST | Zoom
Reimagining Education: Where Does VET's Strength Lie in the Accord Conversation
As the Australian Universities Accord aims to reshape higher education, it's paramount that the distinctive strengths of Vocational Education and Training (VET) aren't overshadowed or misunderstood by the traditionally university-focused discourse. While the Accord signifies change, how might it inadvertently miss the unique attributes and value VET brings to the educational landscape? This panel discussion seeks to spotlight VET's strengths, challenging potential biases and gaps in the current dialogue.
A panel on-line session hosted by Natasha Arthars with Robin Shreeve, Claire Field and Jenny Dodd
13th October | 1-3pm (AEST) | TAFE Qld
Generating a research culture in a teaching-focused institution
A panel of six speakers, each discussing what is being done at TAFE Queensland with regards to generating a research culture in a teaching-focused institution.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Sharon Schembri and panellists will include: Dr Anitza Geneve, Dr Indunil Jayatilake, Anatoly Fusin, Jen McDougall, Shayne Ostwald and Courtney Colless.
20th October | The Future of VET | 11.30-1pm | Vet Development Centre, Melbourne
This event will be hosted by the Future of VET Curriculum Project team, a group of VET researchers associated with Griffith and Victoria universities. Our team has commenced a long-term program of work aimed at understanding how innovative training providers span the gap between rigid industry standards and responsive learning. We define curriculum as the stuff that fills this gap - the design, organisation and other factors that determine the experience of learning. We believe that in disruptive times it is essential that the VET sector learns from its innovative educators and shares knowledge of how to provide the skills learners need to thrive and contribute to sustainable industries and communities.
Project Director, Steven Hodge from Griffith University will open the event and introduce MC, Hugh Guthrie, and guests representing four perspectives on the VET learning ecosystem:
26th October | 9.30am - 3.30pm (AEDT) | Chadstone Campus, Holmesglen Institute
The Path Ahead
It has been almost a decade since the idea of TAFE-based research was heralded as part of the VET landscape. Fashioned to focus of the applied nature of research projects, and firmly embedded in an industry context, these early steps in research have yielded considerable achievements and provided the context for future development: we now look to extend and enliven the possibilities of applied research. Holmesglen OctoberVET’23: ‘the path ahead’, presents several research projects to showcase some of these new directions in TAFE-based research. It will be conducted both face-to face and through Microsoft teams.
Presenters: Dr Henry Pook, Dr Ross Digby, Professor Debra Kiegaldie, Dr Warren Guest, Ms Tammy Casselson, Dr Joe Pagnoccolo, Dr Joab Wilson, Dr Sam Duncan, Andrew Williamson, Horticulture, Conservation and Ecosystem Management students and Sports Media students.
27th October | 2-4pm | Face to Face | University of Western Australia
Exploring the issues of VET Research: a discussion of current activity and past learning
This forum will be be an open discussion where all participants can both discuss their research and at the same time explore the issues of doing VET research.Hosted by Llandis Barratt-Pugh
AVETRA OctoberVET Western Australia 2-4 UWA Business School – 27.10.2023
OctoberVet in was a small seminar with 6 registrations.
Following introduction we structured the discussion around participant questions rather than individual presentations. The topics explored are as below.
15th November | 2-5pm | Federation University | Ballarat
Learning landscapes: learning for work and Life.