The 26th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills' will be co-hosted with TasTAFE and held in Hobart, Australia 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.
The 2017 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.