is Australia's only national, independent association for research in vocational education and training, brings together research stakeholders and researchers from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors.
At the same time, discussions and responses particularly to keynotes and the final panel session showed that the AVETRA
conference is a community where researchers not only debate new work with their peers, they also form a learned society that can articulate and voice concerns for the diverse profession of VET researchers and practitioners.
2008 psychology journals Cameron 2007 AVETRA
2009a conference 2008 AVETRA
conference IJTR Study '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 Hanson et al.
In 2002 the journal underwent a further transformation changing its name to International Journal of Training Research, passing to AVETRA as the leading national body representing VET researchers.
AVETRA was established in 1997 with initial financial assistance from the Australian National Training Authority Research Advisory Council and receives support from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
The mature aged in transition: Innovative practice for re-engagement', paper presented to the 2005 AVETRA
Conference Emerging Futures, Responsive and Relevant Research, Brisbane, April.
Pedagogy not political pointscoring: How training providers teach international students', paper presented at the 13th AVETRA
conference, Gold Coast.