VET Summit 2020: the meeting point for those who build the Australian workforce

by Freya Lucas

February 25, 2020

Raising the profile of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is at the centre of a comprehensive reform initiated in 2019 that promise to deliver a new and modern regulatory regime, ensuring that the VET system is responsive, respected and flexible into the future. 

 

But, what does this really mean? How have these reforms affected the way things are being done in the sector? What role should VET providers play during and after the reform? 

 

As training and education providers, we understand the importance of having a solid comprehension of the topics, processes and individual tasks to guarantee the best results.

 

Under this premise, this year’s edition of the VET Policy and Compliance Summit is focused on “Transforming VET: Supporting quality outcomes for employers and learners”. The focus for this year’s conference was selected because the successful outcomes of the education VET providers deliver, as well as the changes and challenges they must overcome cannot be achieved in isolation. The best way to assimilate the changes and understand the needs and obligations of everyone involved in this challenge is to build bridges and promote open and frank communication. 

 

VET providers, as a collective, know that Australian sectors and industries demand the best skilled staff, trained to work for today, and think towards tomorrow. As in previous years, the VET Summit 2020 will deliver delegates updated tools and new perspectives on compliance. 

 

Heading into a new decade, however, the 2020 Summit will also move to promote unity within the VET sector, and provide a point of liaison between training providers and policymakers to reduce the tensions that exist around the reform process and the concerns of the sector.

 

The event program has been designed to address the main topics of interest among VET sector representatives and to give all attendees a wider view of the challenges ahead. 

 

ASQA and Federal Government representatives will outline action plans resulting from the reforms, and the program will also provide an overarching understanding of the challenges faced by RTOs, as well as a focus on the needs of employers. 

 

Participants will have access to speakers, VET leaders, and other VET stakeholders who are working on the reforms, solutions and products that are shaping Vocational Education and Training in Australia. Heading the conference will be Saxon Rice, ASQA’s Chief Commissioner, whose session “ASQA’s Priorities and Challenges for 2020” is expected to bring a clear understanding about the scope of engagement required among training providers and the regulator.

 

The VET Policy and Compliance Summit 2020 will be held from 9 to 11 March at Rydges World Square Sydney. This event is considered the biggest bet in terms of VET events this year, given the relevance of the issues to be addressed and their effective application in improving the practices of training providers. 

 

Access to the full summit program, speaker biographies and registration options is available here

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