Registration details


Registrations for the 33rd National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference ‘No Frills’ are now open.

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This year, the conference registration fee is $350, which includes all Thursday and Friday sessions. Please note that the Welcome reception and Conference dinner are not included in this price.

Additional optional extras can be purchased with your registration, as follows:

Optional extrasFee
Pre-conference professional development workshops$80.00
Welcome reception$80.00
Conference dinner$140.00
Bus transport to/from dinner$27.50

Welcome Reception

Connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and industry experts in a relaxed and informal setting. Whether you're attending 'No Frills' to learn, share ideas, or engage with industry peers, the Welcome Reception sets the perfect tone for the days ahead.  Secure your ticket to attend the Welcome Reception.

Conference Dinner

Join us for a three course dinner hosted at North Metropolitan Tafe's Joondalup campus.  The conference dinner provides another great networking opportunity and hear from guest speaker Catherine MacDougall, Co-founder, Prepare Produce Provide.

Catherine MacDougall is a chef, educator and trainer who co-founded Prepare Produce Provide (PPP), a not-for-profit organisation helping young people pursue careers in education, food and hospitality.

Committed to creating meaningful change, Catherine is adopting a multi-faceted approach in addressing the complex issues facing youth.

The ‘5000Meals’ program addresses wastage and food insecurity by bringing together chefs, students, volunteers and donated food to create nutritious meals for people experiencing homelessness. Since its 2012 inception, it has provided more than 100,000 meals and 45,000 meals during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ‘Djinda Ngardak’ culinary program offers Aboriginal students across Western Australia the opportunity to train with top chefs and cultural leaders, inspiring careers in the hospitality and tourism industries. It supported the first two Indigenous youth to participate in Germany’s Culinary Olympics. Catherine’s efforts are testament to the power of local engagement. Her selfless efforts are fostering community spirit and empowering Indigenous young people.

Conference Dinner Transport

The conference dinner will be held at the North Metropolitan Tafe Joondalup campus.  To make it easier for delegates, we have arranged bus transportation to and from the conference dinner for a small fee.  Delegates are also welcome to make their own way to and from the conference dinner with parking located near the venue.  You can book your conference dinner transport during the registration process.

Updating registrations

To update or make changes to your existing conference registration click the 'modify booking' option on your registration confirmation email.

Terms and conditions


Refunds will only be issued on receipt of written cancellation prior to Monday 24 June 2024. All refunds will incur a service fee of $35 plus GST.

Any cancellations after Monday 24 June 2024, including change of name and dietary changes will not be accepted. There will be no refunds for non-attendance.


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