The NZVET Research Forum exists to bring together New Zealand’s VET community to share its work, its knowledge, and its commitment to education and training in New Zealand. Over the last sixteen years, the Forum has provided a key platform for stakeholders across New Zealand’s VET system to talk about critical issues, share research, present evidence and inform policy makers. It’s a genuine multi-sector opportunity for discussing ‘what works’ in vocational education, wherever and however it is offered.

The call for abstracts is now open. Please submit your work using the form below. Preference will be given to presentations that demonstrate how research evidence has informed practice in vocational education and training.

In 2021, we are particularly interested in submissions focused on:
• approaches to cross-sector collaboration
• digital skilling and e-learning (including responses to the COVID-19 crisis)
• advances in degree- or graduate-level apprenticeships
• inclusive workplaces
• learner voice and agency
• innovations meeting the needs of Māori and Pasifika learners in vocational education and training.


Abstract Review and Selection

The academic committee will review all abstracts submitted and presentation decisions will be relayed by late June 2021. All decisions made by the committee are final.

The presenter(s) of each accepted abstract must be available to present on the day allocated. Abstracts submitted for presentation at the New Zealand Vocational Education and Research Forum 2021 are expected to be original and unique submissions.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Forum Programme.