The 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' will be co-hosted with TasTAFE and held in beautiful Hobart from 5 to 7 July 2017.
'No Frills' is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. It also offers valuable professional development opportunities through a series of hands-on pre-conference workshops.
Each year we partner with a training provider so we can offer great value for money. Using their quality training facilities to stage the conference means we can keep registration costs down and provide a relaxed and casual conference atmosphere – perfect for networking.
The 2017 conference explores the theme Skilling for tomorrow, highlighting work across three streams:
- Explore: gaining a better understanding of education, training and employment, the people involved and interactions between these systems
- Translate: applying knowledge about education and training to improve practice, quality and outcomes
- Evolve: addressing the opportunities and challenges ahead to transform the sector to better meet future skill needs.
Who should attend?
|Policy-makers||Registered training organisations|
|Industry||Schools and universities|
|Employer groups||Commonwealth, state & territory education and training authorities|
|Not-for-profit and community associations||Private consultants|
Call for presentations open
Are you interested in presenting at the 2017 conference?
We're now accepting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations from industry, practitioners, policy makers and researchers to present work relating to the conference themes: Explore, Translate and Evolve. We strongly encourage both new and experienced presenters to apply.
- Contribute to the future of vocational education and training.
- Promote your work at a major national research conference to research, industry, practitioners and government representatives.
- Network and share ideas with other professionals.
- Access professional development opportunities.
How do I submit my abstract?
All abstracts must be submitted via our online Abstract Warehouse by 5pm on Monday 20 February 2017.
How do I find more information on presentation requirements?
Further information on both oral and poster presentation requirements is available from the Abstract Warehouse.
|Monday 20 February 2017||Abstract submissions due|
|Monday 6 March 2017||Abstract acceptance notifications|
|Monday 13 March 2017||Deadline for presenters to accept offer|
|Late March 2017||Program release and registration opens|
|Friday 2 June 2017||Deadline for abstract changes or updates|
|Friday 2 June 2017||Deadline for presenters to register as conference delegates|
|Friday 30 June 2017||Deadline for providing PowerPoint presentations to NCVER|
|Wednesday 5 July 2017||Conference begins|
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for NCVER’s 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’.
Our sponsorship packages have been designed to provide your organisation with maximum exposure to conference delegates.
Being a sponsor will provide your organisation with the opportunity to:
- showcase products and services at a national level at one of the most popular conferences on the VET calendar
- interact with a diverse range of stakeholders from across government, education and training, industry, community and private sectors
- align with NCVER, Australia’s leading provider of high-quality, independent research and statistics on vocational education and training.
To view the range of packages available No Frills 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities.
If you wish to discuss sponsorship, please contact June Ingham.
Satchel Bag Sponsor
Table Display Sponsor
Registration will open in March 2017. Further details about the pre-conference workshop topics and the conference dinner venue will be announced shortly.
Conference attendance (includes the Welcome reception)
Conference attendance (includes the Welcome reception) and Conference dinner
Conference attendance (includes the Welcome reception), Conference dinner and Pre-conference workshops
Pre-conference workshops only
Location & travel
Where is the conference being held?
TasTAFE - Drysdale Campus
59 Collins Street
How do I get to Hobart?
Direct flights to Tasmania operate on a regular basis from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Flights are available through Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar or Tiger Airways. Our venue is approximately 17 minutes drive from Hobart Airport.
Where can I stay?
The Drysdale campus is located in the Hobart CBD in close proximity to numerous hotels. The following hotels are located within a 10 minute walk of our venue:
A taste of Hobart
If you’re thinking of staying for the weekend or bringing the family, here is a small taste of what Hobart has to offer:
- Take a short ferry ride and spend the day at Hobart’s own "subversive adult Disneyland" Mona.
- Explore the converted colonial warehouses of Salamanca and on Saturdays there's Salamanca Market.
- Visit Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest continuously running brewery, located in the foothills of Mount Wellington.
- Delve into Hobart’s convict history... take a tour to Port Arthur, and on your way ensure you pop into Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed.
- Taste local Tasmanian wines in the historic Gasworks Building.
- Sip on a whisky at the cellar door of Lark Distillery.
- Watch cheese being made, chocolate being crafted and pick your own seasonal fresh fruit at the Coal River Farm.
Team Leader, Communications and Events, NCVER
08 8230 8491