Call for papers and presentations
Research can help influence policy and practice and ensure a better education and training system for all people living in Australia.
NCVER invites practitioners and researchers to share their research and knowledge at the 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference.
NCVER seeks presentations that rely on sound evidence-based research rather than descriptive or opinion-based work.
This can be presented in one of the following ways:
Professional development workshops
Pre-conference workshops will run concurrently on Wednesday 11 July.
The workshops should be interactive and engaging and consist of topics that focus on professional development for researchers and VET practitioners.
We invite proposals for a 60 or 90 minute workshop. Submissions must outline the objective, scope and format of the workshop and be written concisely.
If you would like to run an online workshop, computer labs are available.
We are looking for informative, relevant and thought-provoking presentations on research in progress, as well as completed work. We encourage formats that engage the audience.
As part of NCVER’s commitment to building research capacity in the VET sector, we strongly encourage early career VET researchers or established researchers new to the VET sector to present.
Please see below for abstract guidelines.
For the first time, we are offering refereed papers to be part of the program in addition to standard presentations.
Following submission of your abstract, successful applicants will be required to submit a paper for peer-review by two independent referees and may have your paper considered for publishing.
Please follow these guidelines when submitting a proposal for a PD workshop or an abstract for a standard presentation or refereed paper:
Abstracts that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.
Limited presentation sessions available.
How to submit an abstract?
Please submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February 2012.
For queries about submission of abstracts, please contact:
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Phone: 08 8230 8661
Close of abstract & proposal submissions > 10 February 2012
Notification of abstracts accepted > March 2012
Submission of refereed papers for peer review > 18 April 2012
Last date for PowerPoint presentation > 29 June 2012
Please ensure you have read all instructions before submitting your abstract
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Registration is full. However, there are still some places available for the pre-conference workshops and conference dinner. If interested in attending these events or to be placed on a waiting list to attend the conference, please email email@example.com.
‘No Frills’ is free to attend (i.e. no registration fee), however there is a fee to attend the optional pre-conference workshops, networking events, conference dinner and general conference catering.
There is also a cost to attend the Intelligence Squared Australia (IQ2) – Live Debate on Wednesday 11 July 2012 which has been timed to coincide with the 21st anniversary conference.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries
For the first time at ‘No Frills’, we are offering sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
Sponsoring the conference will provide your organisation with an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services through a range of networking opportunities and gain access to a diverse range of contacts through the VET network.
A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages have been developed for the 21st anniversary event and are outlined below.
Packages can also be tailored to suit your needs and budget. If you wish to discuss further opportunities, please contact June Ingham at NCVER on 08 8230 8491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the packages and their benefits, please download Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
Sponsors & Partners
NCVER wishes to acknowledge its sponsors and partners for the 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’.