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WAVE is a national network of women involved in VET, adult education and the broad field of work-related education and training. WAVE provides seminars & workshops, research, policy advocacy and advice, as well as networking on an international, national and state basis. We are supported within each state by local representation that in turn contributes collaboratively to national events and governance.   WAVE was formed in 1987, the first and only national and autonomous non-government organisation for Australian women in the adult, community and vocational education and training sector. For the first 14 years we called ourselves the Network of Women in Further Education. (NOW in FE)

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WAVE National Forum 2020

More than just women in hardhats: understanding the wide role of VET for the careers of Australian women

Wednesday 22 April 2020
VET Development Centre
Level 8, 379 Collins Street

To be held before the AVETRA conference on 23 and 24 April

This forum will feature keynote speakers, panels and the chance to discuss ways we can influence decisions so that women’s needs are the focus for policy around women's careers and involvement in adult and vocational education, not just economic concerns.

Registration for the forum here.

Download the timetable here.

Learn about our speakers here.

Sponsored by the VET Development Centre and Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Services.

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