The Victorian TAFE Association conducts regular events, seminars, meetings and conferences throughout the year. Regular meetings and seminars are part of the VTA's professional development program. All of our meetings and seminars are designed to meet the needs and concerns of our members and are held at venues in Melbourne and regional areas. They are held exclusively for our members and associate members.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM is open to all Institute CEOs, Executive Directors of TAFE Divisions of Universities and TAFE Board Chairpersons (or board nominee), and provides an opportunity to review the VTA's activities for the preceding year, and to discuss its future directions. The AGM elects on an annual basis the VTA Board. Board Directors are welcome to attend as observers.
Association Council Meetings
Association Council meetings provide an opportunity for Board Chairpersons and CEOs of TAFEs to regularly meet, hear reports on VTA activities and determine positions that the Association will adopt and implement.
Board Chair Forums
Board Chairs meet four times a year to discuss governance, strategic planning and policy issues.
CEO Council Meetings
CEO Council is a monthly meeting at which CEO's meet to discuss and debate current TAFE issues.
Communities of Practice
The VTA supports many communities of practice and members' networks such as the HR Managers, Marketing Managers, Educational Leaders, and Business Development Managers. The VTA has governance responsibility for Victorian TAFE International, a community of practice for VET managers who work in international education.
The Association holds an annual conference for TAFE Board Directors, CEOs, executive staff and senior managers. These conferences provide challenging and topical programs and speakers, and include open forum sessions.
In recent years, conference themes have included
- Transformational Change
- Public VET Providers - Strong and Capable
- TAFE, Leading Skills Enrichment
- Gaining the Edge - Outcomes, Equity and Innovation
- Victorian TAFE in the Tertiary Landscape
- Delivering Success in a Contestable Future
- Sustainable Futures for TAFE