In the last post here I indicated that things were heating up for the year. Well, here’s two more activities that need to make it on to your calendar.
Details of the AVETRA 2019 Conference have been announced and calls for abstracts have gone out. So put 17-18 June in your calendar with a big red circle (well, may be with a high priority in a digital calendar) for an informative and inspirational gathering in Sydney. See more details at the link below.
The second important event: NCVER has opened an important survey in an attempt to get feedback from all kinds of stakeholders who use the VOCEDplus platform. Whether you are an existing user of this wonderful platform, or if you think you could be, I urge you to complete the survey so what they provide is even better still. It’s a really useful service, and with your input will be even better. Click here to access the survey.
See you in Sydney in June and/or in Adelaide in July.
AVETRA Conference 2019
The year is certainly in full swing again. The AVETRA Educator Hub has been a bit quiet over the summer – and what a summer it has been!!! I’ll leave the commentary on scientific explanations of our weather to much more informed sources than me.
Like record-breaking features of this past summer, let’s hope that there will be record-breaking features of this year’s No Frills Conference conducted by NCVER. It’s always a great highlight of my research calendar. I hope it’s on yours too.
I am just taking this afternoon to make sure I can meet the deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 18 February. That leaves a couple of weeks, even if you hadn’t thought yet about making a presentation, or even preparing a poster. Perhaps this little reminder will be the motivator you need if you are currently considering or completing some research.
I am very interested in The Student Journey as it relates to many of us older hands, and newcomers to the industry undertaking the TAE40116 qualification. As you have probably observed there is an absolute flurry of activity in the qualification with the changes to the Standards for RTOs (2015) Clauses 1.14 (b) and 1.15 (b). So I thought it would be interesting to review the characteristics of organisations skilling for life the practitioners in our own industry – VET. It seems to me the experiences of this group might impact very significantly on the industry overall in the next five to ten years. I will provide an overview of enrolments and completions across the years 2014 – 2017, using NCVER stats. Hopefully you will find this area of investigation interesting too, and I would be really excited to get any comments from you below.
Anyway, enough about my efforts for the exciting No Frills event. It would be great if you would like to comment below on any research you are considering or have recently completed which you think fits the No Frills theme. I am sure all of our members, those based in Australia and our international members, would be really interested. So go on … make a comment below and share with others. It’s always worthwhile. See you in Adelaide from 10 – 12 July for some informative, inspiring and I’m sure social experiences!