The 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, coloquially known as 'No Frills', was held from 11-13 July 2012. Co-hosted by NCVER and TAFE SA, with support from the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology and the South Australian Training and Skills Commission, the conference aimed to help delegates celebrate, collaborate and connect at this special anniversary. For the first time in the history of 'No Frills', presenters were invited to submit papers for peer review, and these have been compiled into this publication.
About the research
The 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, colloquially known as ‘No Frills’, was held in July 2012. To celebrate this special anniversary, speakers were offered the opportunity to have their papers peer-reviewed, and these 14 refereed papers have been compiled.
The papers span a broad range of topics, including: Indigenous students and their intentions; educational pathways; skills recognition; leadership in VET providers; workplace mentoring; and the experiences of apprentices.
The papers provide an insight into the array of topics presented, and I hope they generate interest in attending a future National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference.
Managing Director, NCVER