About the conference
We're thrilled to announce the first international 'No Frills' conference.
Save the date and join us in Sydney on Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 August 2018.
'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. By partnering with New Zealand, this year's conference will provide an excellent opportunity to highlight international evidence for benchmarking policy best practice.
The conference also provides valuable professional development opportunities to enhance research capacity and capability in the VET sector by incorporating activities on data and research analytics, and research practice.
The 2018 conference program will focus on Skills for a global future: working and learning together.
Who should attend
- Registered training organisations
- Schools and universities
- Research organisations
- Commonwealth, state and territory education and training authorities
- Industry bodies
- Employer groups
- Not-for-profit and community associations
- Private consultants
Call for presentations and papers
Call for presentations and papers closed on Friday 16 March 2018.
Close of abstract submissions
16 March 2018
Notification of abstracts accepted
6 April 2018
Submission of refereed papers for peer review
4 May 2018
Last date for submission of presentations
6 August 2018
Registration will open in April and coincide with the release of the conference program. A range of registration options will be available up to the value of $500.
Sponsorship applications closed on Friday 16 March 2018.
Scholarships are valued at $1,200 and cover full conference registration (including pre-conference workshops, welcome reception, and conference dinner) as well as $700 to support travel, accommodation, and other related sundries.
Scholarships are available in three categories:
|Early career researcher - academic||Available to any person who has a research degree (or degree with a strong research component) within the last six years and who is currently working in a research-related role|
|Researcher||Available to anyone working in a VET-related research role|
|Practitioner||Available to those involved in the delivery of vocational education and training, preferably directly|
Terms and conditions
Successful applicants must:
- provide original receipts or invoice for expenditure incurred for travel to and from the conference and accommodation in Sydney to a maximum of $700 for reimbursement
- attend the conference from 15-17 August 2018
- consent to their personal information such as name, title, abstract and photo being made available for promotional use by NCVER.
New Zealand presenters
Those travelling from New Zealand to attend the conference can apply for financial support from the Industry Training Federation. Preference will be given to those who have research abstracts accepted.
We’re pleased to offer a range of sponsorship packages. We encourage you to get in quick as these opportunities will not last long.
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Co-hosted with New Zealand's Industry Training Federation and Ako Aotearoa, the conference will be held in Sydney at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, located on Level 7 of Building 10 , University of Technology Sydney, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo.
There are a number of accommodation options available for a range of budgets close or nearby to the venue.
Accor Hotels offer 10% off the best available rate for delegates conferencing at the UTS Aerial Function Centre at selected hotels nearby.
A leading destination in innovation, tourism and international business – Sydney is Australia’s oldest and most cosmopolitan city with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and livable metropolitan cities.
Sydney is the destination of choice for international corporations, business leaders, tourists and students. It has become a thriving hub for almost 40% of the top 500 Australian corporations in education, finance, digital and creative, all set against the stunning backdrop of ocean coastline and the famous, iridescent harbor.
There is also a fantastic range of world class tourist attractions within a short distance of the conference location, including the famous Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Taronga Zoo to Bondi Beach (only a short train ride away) and the beautiful Blue Mountains.
Why not extend your stay and book tours of this outstanding city through Destination NSW.
Conference contact (including abstract queries)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Level 5, 60 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000
08 8230 8451