The Forum Experience

This year, NZVETRF is moving online for a completely immersive and interactive experience!

COVID-19 has opened up the opportunity to hold NZVETRF fully online for the very first time.  This means we will not only be able to extend the reach of the event but also welcome international partners, participants, and guests.

We know that one of the best things about NZVETRF in the past has been the networking between our guests, and that some of the most important conversations over the years have been over cups of coffee!


Through our technology partner, NZVETRF will be delivered through an immersive and fully interactive virtual conference platform, designed, through state-of-the-art technology, to be just like the real thing.  You will walk into a virtual conference venue and, just like an actual conference space, be able to choose your own adventure, explore the different rooms at will, and interact with other guests. The concept is designed to allow you to pick and choose what suits you best throughout the course of the conference/event.

Alongside the scheduled programme of keynotes and breakout sessions, the environment includes a an on-demand resource centre, an exhibition hall for poster presentations, and even trade space for our sponsors. Guests will be able to join virtual hangouts and interest-based expert sessions – and even initiate video chats with other guests one-on-one, in groups, or in topic-based hangouts in a purpose-built networking lounge!

Tickets cost $200 +GST per person.

Places for this unique New Zealand VET sector event are limited. Don’t miss out- Register now!

Launch of GAN

NZVETRF will also include the official launch of GAN New Zealand- a new country network of the Global Apprenticeship Network. Hosted by Skills, New Zealand is the sixteenth country network to join this major global partnership in support of work-based learning and apprenticeships.

At NZVETRF, we will be welcoming members and strategic partners to the network and confirming GAN’s initial focus areas.  Like NZVETRF, GAN New Zealand will be a genuinely cross-sector network for educators and industry players in support of work-based learning and apprenticeships.