Co-hosted with CQUniversity, the conference was held at CQUniversity’s picturesque Rockhampton North campus on 4-6 July 2016.

'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 provides professional development opportunities for new and existing researchers.

The 2016 conference program highlighted research across three themes:

  • Equity: supporting diversity through promoting inclusive training opportunities for all Australians
  • Engagement: students, providers, employers and government working together to improve access, participation and outcomes from training
  • Evolution: developing a skilled and flexible workforce to adapt to rapid technological change in the workplace, and to improve national competitiveness.


Download a copy of the conference guide, including the full program and abstracts.

Keynote addresses

Many thanks to our keynote speakers, Linda Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Think Education; and Jodi Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE Queensland, for their contributions this year.

View Linda's presentation on NCVER's YouTube channel

View Jodi's presentation on NCVER's YouTube channel

Papers and presentations

Papers and PowerPoint presentations, including keynote presentations, are available to download from VOCEDplus, NCVER's free international research database for tertiary education.