International Conference – Architectures for apprenticeship: Achieving economic and social goals in Ballarat September 1st – 2nd 2015

This is the sixth International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) Conference, and the first time it has been held in Australia. 

The International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) conference will address the following topics:
  • Governance, including stakeholders' roles and responsibilities
  • VET teaching and learning
  • What makes a high quality apprenticeship?
  • Economic investment and benefit of apprenticeship
  • School to work transition and youth employment
  • Status of apprenticeship as a career path
  • Apprenticeship's contribution to social justice

INAP is a network of researchers worldwide. INAP Conference 2015 will be held at Federation University, Ballarat, 1-2 September 2015. Federal Minister Senator Simon Birmingham will be a keynote speaker on Day 1. Some 40 papers on different aspects of apprenticeships both overseas and in Australia will be submitted. On Day 2 there will be a panel of Skillaroos from the Worldskills competition in Brazil, in August, and Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors.

INAP Conference 2015 has been sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. This has assisted event organisers to limit the registration cost of the conference to $200, or $100 per day for single-day registrations. There are also a number of associated events. An early booking is recommended as some of these events have limited spaces.

Please visit to register. The INAP conference email address is

Submitted on 2015-08-21 by Matthew Haggan

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