National Employment Solutions Conference | The Changing Face of Work and the Workplace

The National Employment Solutions Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October 2018. The annual conference will examine the changing face of work and the workplace and will include topics of four generations in the one workplace, entrepreneurship, youth employment, government programs, mature age employment, the impact of technology, training and support, GIG, migrants, underemployment, transferable work skills, mental health and disability employment.

The conference provides the opportunity to be involved through presenting, learning, engaging, networking and collaborating with other professionals within the employment sector. The program will examine challenges, barriers, opportunities, research and trends that relate to innovative employment solutions in both job supply and demand with 9 Keynote Speakers and over 30 presenters. The conference in its 2nd year and the program is designed for policy makers, academics, employers, human resource managers, recruitment services, associations, all levels of government and not-for-profit representatives. We look forward to hearing the conversations at the conference!

An initiative of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc., a non-government, not-for-profit organisation.

Our commitment to national employment issues is: Information exchange + research + best practice outcomes + collaboration on challenges of the workplace = Education for professionals and products, services and delivery models for business and everyday Australians.

Featured Speakers 2018


  • Mr Charles Cameron, Chief Executive Officer, Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA)
  • Ms Toni Wren, Project and Policy Lead, Australian Network on Disability
  • Mr Darren Coppin, Head of Research & CEO, Esher House
  • Ms Natalie Goldman, CEO, FlexCareers
  • Ms Kristy Masella, CEO, Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University
  • Ms Marcela Slepica, Director Clinical Services, Access EAP
  • Mr Toby Whittington, CEO, Green World Revolution

Daylight Saving Time

Please remember Daylight Savings begins on Sunday 7th October 2018. Please take this into consideration for your travel arrangements between Queensland and New South Wales, particularly flights in and out of the Gold Coast airport.


Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: March 2018
  • Abstracts close: Closed
  • Notification to authors: 12 July
  • Author acceptances: 23 July
  • Draft program available: 30 July
  • Presentation amendments: 3 August
  • Presenter registration and payment: 17 August
  • Early bird registrations close: 24 August

Who Will Attend

  • Local Government: HR Managers, Economic Development and Community Employment/Engagement Officers
  • University/ TAFE/ School: Academics studying changes within the workplace, entrepreneurship and business. Student counsellors/ Guidance Officers, Career Development Officers
  • Consultants in Career Counselling, Career Practitioners, Life Coaches, Guidance Officers and Directors/ Principals/ CEOs
  • Disability/ Mental Health: Policy Advisors, Occupational Health Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Employment service managers and Disability Workforce Coordinators
  • State Government including Department of Employment, Department of State Development, Department of Human services
  • Employment Agencies including Program Managers, Work Advisors & Officers
    Training/ Apprenticeship/ Trade College representatives

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Click here to find out more about the 2017 conference: podcasts, proceedings, program and book of abstracts.

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