2014 NAGCAS Conference
30th November - 3rd December • University of Wollongong

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The 34th Annual Conference of NAGCAS “Ahead of the Curve: Enhancing Quality Career Development and Employability” will be staged on the beautiful campus of the University of Wollongong – bounded by magnificent coastal landscapes to the east and the impressive bushland of the Illawarra escarpment to the west.

This annual event will draw close to 300 delegates, chiefly from the university and TAFE sectors, with smaller numbers from industry, government and high schools.

The Conference title alludes to our key theme of quality (assurance and enhancement) across the intersecting domains of career development, work integrated learning, employability and enterprise learning. Sub themes will include the contextual elements of our work – global trends, labour market pressures, and brokering relationships across stakeholder groups i.e. academics, industry, government, communities…and our student talent.

Our venue facilities are top class – including the plenary and breakout conference venues, the recently completed on campus accommodation at the Kooloobong Student Village, with easy access to the University Sport and Recreation facility (with its own state of the art gym and 50 metre outdoor heated pool) and with delightful walks through our Botanical Gardens, a stone’s throw  away. For early risers wanting to catch a few waves, go for a brisk walk along North Wollongong’s pristine sandy beaches, or simply relax and enjoy a great coffee, a free  shuttle bus runs regularly from the campus to town via the beach.    

There is no better place to network, share challenges and solutions with your colleagues - those new (and not so new) to the industry, and gain access to contemporary high quality practices to better meet the needs of our client groups – students, industry and university and TAFE senior decision makers.

If your work and interests lie in making a quality contribution to how our graduates are prepared for and recruited into global labour markets  – then this event is a must PD event in 2014. Furthermore if your business activities support this important industry then your profile advantage will be unsurpassed.

Our venue is home to the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra TAFE and, situated a mere 80 Km south of Sydney, the location offers endless opportunities for relaxation or adventure.

2014 Conference Chairs
Mr Martin Smith and Ms Nuala O'Donnell


Important Dates

Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus
Available Now

Online Registration Available
Available Now

Call for Conference Abstracts Closes
Now Closed

Super Early Bird Registration Closes
Thursday, 31st July, 2014

Early Bird Registration Closes
Friday, 3rd October, 2014

Online Registration Closes
Wednesday, 26th November, 2014

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Gold Sponsor

Career Hub



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For all enquiries relating to Registration, Accommodation or Sponsorship, contact GEMS Event Management on +61 2 9744 5252.