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.
This year's 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.
Major support for the 'No Frills' conference is provided under the National VET Research Program by the Australian Government and state and territory governments, through the Department of Education and Training.
A full program will be released by the end of March.
Joining the Dots….REAL Pathways to Participation
John Hooper, Executive Officer, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania
Building work readiness in job-seekers – An employer perspective
Stacey Joseph, Member and Education Specialist, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Stacey has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the service industry across a broad range of front line, supervisory and management roles. For the past 10 years, Stacey has been an industry trainer, assessor and facilitator. Having a broad experience in project management, workforce development and the design and delivery of a range of leadership and management programs both accredited and non-accredited.
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|
Registration will open in late March with the release of a full program. If you would like to be notified when the program is released please email email@example.com or subscribe for NCVER News.
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
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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:
- Mantra Collins Hotel
- The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
- Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
- Quest Hobart Savoy
- RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
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.
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