The 14th AASVET International Conference

Facing a world of work that changes are no longer predictable in a linear fashion, as well as facing the 4th industrial revolution (i4.0), it is time for vocational education to begin adjusting those changes to be ready to serve learners from millennial generations close to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) utilization as well as influence of technology digitalization in the world of work as an impact of i4.0. “Today in all social areas, extensive digital skills are a key qualification. Like reading, writing and arithmetic, ICT, above all the internet, represent a cultural technique” (Michael Hàˆrtel : 2015). The statement affirms that digital skills are parallel to the basic qualifications in general, such as reading, writing, counting that must be mastered by anyone not excepting educators and learners. The i4.0 has technological features that blend with society and the human body, robotics, computational quantum, biotechnology, 3D printing, automation of vehicles, the internet, virtual and physical systems working globally. Changes in the world of work that can be no longer predictable in linear fashion should be adjusted to the change of vocational education to be ready to serve the learners who come from millennial generation as well as facing the influence of digitalization on technology in the world of work.

On the other hand, the use of automation in various fields of work must be balanced with the rapid development of creative industries. The creative industry is related to 21st century learning as well as the i4.0, an innovative power that is capable of innovating to produce creative products is a hallmark of i4.0. Creative keyword becomes important elements that will produce a work or product of services and objects of individual thought which is realized together (open employment) so as to have economic value and prosper the industry players. In Indonesia, according to the Creative Economy Agency has determined that there are 15 economic sectors related to creative industries, they are Architecture, Design, Fashion, Craft, Publishing and Printing, Television and Radio, Music, Video Film and Photography, Advertising, Computer Services and Tools Software, Markets and Art, Performing Arts, Research and Development, Interactive Games.

Through the 14th AASVET International Conference, the various issues on vocational education, both on personal TVET including technology development in the world of work, are expected to be discussed and disseminated through various access so as to benefit the vocational community both nationally and internationally.


The Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET) is an academic organization, founded in 2005 by several most distinguished scholars within the field of vocational educational and training from cross Asian countries. The aim of AASVET is to create a platform where scholars could share and exchange the most recent researches and advanced progress in VET relevant fields focusing on the development of career education and workforce training. Since its founding, AASVET international conference takes place annually in each Asian Countries including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Malaysia. Recent innovative VET research and development in each Asian countries could be shared and exchanged through this conference, with hopes to further advance and achieve sustainability within the field of Vocational Education and Training.

The 14th AASVET 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Main theme: Improving the Role of TVET on The 4th Industrial Revolution


Important Dates:

Arrival and Board Member Dinner  : September 7th, 2018
Actual Conference Day   : September 8th, 2018
Field Trip : September 9th, 2018
Application submission due date (with Abstract) : May 29th, 2018,  July 30th, 2018
Full papers due date      : July 14th, 2018, July 30th, 2018




Professor Ir. R. Syarief Widjaja, Ph.D. (Keynote)

Directorate General of Capture Fishery, Ministry of  Marine and Fisheries

Professor Na, Seung Il, Ph.D.

Dean of College of Agriculture and Life-Sciences, Seoul National University

Katrina A. Jojkity, Ph.D.

Manager of Creative Industries at BKI (Bendigo Kangan Institute), Australia

Prof. Ingo Imhoff

Programme Director, Regional Cooperation in TVET, GI


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All papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected best papers will be published on suitable journals after an aditional review process and may need extra publication charge (KnE Publisher - Scopus indexed).


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