Abstract submission closed

Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a:

  • 30-minute oral presentation
  • Visual poster presentation
  • 90-minute Panel presentation
  • 60-minute workshop presentation

All presentations need to address one or more of the Conference topics.

The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: March 2018
  • Abstracts close: 25 June
  • Notification to authors: 9 July
  • Author acceptances: 13 July
  • Draft program available: 30 July
  • Presentation amendments: 3 August
  • Presenter registration and payment: 17 August
  • Early bird registrations close: 24 August

Conference Topics

Government policy and initiatives

  • Parents Next, Transition to Work, Youth Jobs Path
  • Regulation of sector, is it working?

The changing face of work and the workplace

  • Transferable work skills
  • GIG, challenges (temporary, short term work)
  • Co-working (share workspace, not same employer)
  • Non-traditional, hot desking (desk allocated to employees on rota basis)

Employee performance, engagement and retention

  • Organisation culture
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Melding four generations working in a workplace

Overcoming barriers to employment

  • Disability employment, implications of NDIS
  • Migrants and refugees, CALD
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Low-socio economic job searchers
  • Mature aged workers
  • Models and programs, assisting the unemployed
  • Internships, unpaid work
  • Returning to work, injury, women and long term unemployed
  • Underemployed

Youth employment

  • Coaching and skilling young people
  • Job guarantee, how to be employable
  • Career management skills in a digital age
  • Engaging with youth and understanding changing needs
  • Looking toward 2050, skills for the future

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Skilling for employment

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

  • Work Place Design
  • Case studies, what works?
  • Support in the workplace

Employment opportunities for rural and regional areas

  • Decentralisation of government departments
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Telecommuting ( working from a space outside the traditional office)

Era of the entrepreneur

  • Creation of jobs
  • What skills are important?

Flexible employment arrangements

  • Person centred
  • Employer agreement & employee choices, work undertaken, hours works
  • Age specific practices
  • Dynamic work life, embracing flexibility

Peer Reviewer

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30-minute oral presentation

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.

90-minute Panel presentation

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is comprised of two components:

Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.

Each panel will consist of a chair and at least 3 panellists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panellists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panellist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

60-minute workshop presentation

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 60 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 60 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Visual poster presentation

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the catering areas and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with Conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.

Terms and Conditions - National Employment Solutions Conference

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Friday 17 August 2018.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference materials, including but not limited to, the Conference Blog, Book of Abstracts, Association Journal and Social Media.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Secretariat for further information.