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NESA National Conference 2019

The NESA National Conference has been the highlight of our engagement calendar for the past 19 years. It is invariably a positive and energising event bringing together stakeholders from employment services and a range of allied professional realms and celebrating excellence in the sector through the NESA Awards for Excellence, presented at the Gala Awards Dinner.

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Every year our dedicated team are heartened by the feedback we receive from attendees who come away motivated and inspired by the things they learn through our powerful plenary sessions and workshops, as well as through the valuable opportunity to network with colleagues from around the nation.

Conference Theme - The Power of Purpose: Changing lives through employment

In the last two decades of employment services we have seen changing programs, changing labour market conditions, changing policies. And more change is on the way.

But through all of this, the heart of what we do has not changed: we help people into employment. That is our purpose, and the power of that purpose changes lives.

Event Details

WELCOME RECEPTION

Monday 12 August
6.30pm - 8.00pm

CONFERENCE

Tuesday 13 August
and
Wednesday 14 August

GALA AWARDS DINNER

Tuesday 13 August
From 7.30pm

Registration Prices

NESA MEMBER

Group Rate (1 - 4 people)
$ 1849 PER PERSON
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NESA MEMBER

Group Rate (5 - 9 people)
$ 1749 PER PERSON
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NESA MEMBER

Group Rate (10+ people)
$ 1649 PER PERSON
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NON-MEMBER

Full Registration
$ 2300 PER PERSON
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NESA MEMBER

Day Registration
$ 1299 PER PERSON
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NON-MEMBER

Day Registration
$ 1610 PER PERSON
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AWARDS DINNER

Full Registration
$ 155 PER PERSON
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PROGRAM OUTLINE

Monday 12 August 2019

4pm - 6pm: Esher House Rules: the Great Behavioural Science Give-Away

6.30pm - 8.00pm: Welcome Reception

Tuesday 13 August 2019

8.30am: Delegate Registration / Arrival

9.00am - 5.00/5.30pm: Conference Program (Day 1) 7.00pm - 7.30pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks

7.30pm: Gala Awards for Excellence Dinner

Wednesday 14 August 2019

9.00am - 3.00pm: Conference Program (Day 2)

The "Conversation Pit"

This year we’re trying something new. In parallel with the traditional workshop sessions, we will be running a series of shorter, more intimate and less formal conversations around the following topics:

  • The Targeted Compliance Framework
    • with Ty EmersonAssistant Secretary, Job Seeker Participation & Compliance, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
    • and Emma HillDirector of the Job Seeker Compliance Team, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • ParentsNext
    • with Ali JalayerAssistant Secretary, Specialist Programs, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Youth Employment​
    • with Elle McLachlan, Service Development Manager, National Youth Employment Body Brotherhood of St Laurence
    • Elmina Joldic, Senior Manager of the Youth Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Partnerships in Indigenous Employment
    • with Emma Kelly, Community Development Program Manager, ALPA
  • Mature Age Employment Strategies
    • with Dianne Fletcher, CEO, Sarina Russo Job Access
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
    • with Nik Mirkovic, Director of the Job Seeker Eligibility and Services Team, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Education & VET
    • with Michael Cox, General Manager, Government Services and Employment, Navitas
  • Servicing the Needs of CALD Job Seekers
    • with Michael Cox, General Manager, Government Services and Employment, Navitas

Each topic host will come prepared with a brief opening statement, and will then lead a focussed, participative exchange on the topic.

The Workshop Streams

This year we will have 4 parallel breakout streams with the following presentation topics:
  • Practice Insights
    • Youth Employment
    • Regional & Rural Employment
    • Meaning, Purpose, Employment Services and You
    • Digital Solutions that Improve Mental Health and Health Outcomes
    • Qlik Tips and Tricks Showcase
  • Strategy & Innovation
    • Innovation in a Digital World
    • The NDIS – Supporting New Opportunities for Participant Employment
    • Employer Engagement -International Insights
    • Supporting harder-to-help job seekers and the future of employment services
    • Employer Perspective – Panel discussion
  • Policy Implementation
    • Indigenous Employment
    • Employment Services – 2022
    • DES – 1 Year In
    • Stepping Stones to Employment
    • Persistant Complainants
  • Thought Leadership
    • The Big Picture on Disability Employment Policy
    • Indigenous Employment – A Provider Perspective
    • Strategic Vision and Governance… Tools for a New Future
    • Cyber Security workshop
    • Lead with Purpose in a Changing Industry

Thank you to all our Speakers and Presenters

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Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Senator The Hon Anne Ruston 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Michael OLoughlin 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Melissa Neighbour 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Tane Hunter 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Kerri Hartland 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Peter Williams 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Carly Findlay 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Kamal Sarma The Connection Advantage 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Brian Hay 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Nathan Smyth 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Michael Lye 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Anne Louise Dawes 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Darren Coppin 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Dianne Fletcher 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Dr Chris McLaughlin 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Dr Kylie Henderson 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Elle McLachlan 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Elmina Joldic 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Emma Kelly 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
George Sotiropoulos 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Jeannie Hodges 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Jo Ingold 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Maria Smith 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Mark Considine 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Megan Lilly 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Megan Purcell 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Michael Cox 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Nigel Webb 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Rick Kane 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Rob Willmett 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Sean Armistead 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Wade Noonan 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Wilhelm Harnisch 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Stuart Watson 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Ty Emerson 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Ron Rubendra 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Rhianna Anderson 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Malcolm Greening 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
John Carroll 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Ivan Neville 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Emma Hill 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Ali Jalayer 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019
Ty Emerson 150x150 - NESA National Conference 2019

Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Exhibitors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

A Conference is a complicated affair with lots of moving parts. Sponsorship opportunities exist throughout the event, from the Coffee Cart and a Recharge Station up to sponsoring the Gala Awards Dinner or a Plenary Speaker. Click below for more information

Trade Exhibition Opportunities

Presenting a Trade Exhibition stand at the National Conference will place your organisation in the spotlight of a large and diverse audience.

Showcase your products and services to a national network of employment services providers all in one place!

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CONTACT US

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS
AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES

REGISTRATIONS, SPONSORSHIP
AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES

ALFFIE

AWARD SPONSOR

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION IN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AWARD

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alffie – A Love For Flexible & Innovative Education 

alffie (RTO Code: 41206) has an unparalleled passion for e-learning and technology. Our Work Placement, Support and Assessment teams work with employment service providers and job seekers to create pathways to employment and positive outcomes.

Our custom-built learning management system (LMS) delivers a range of training solutions that meet the activity requirements of jobactive, Disability Employment Services (DES), Transition To Work Program (TTW), ParentsNext participants and other employment programs.

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS

AWARD SPONSOR

ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

CHAMPION EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT AWARD

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS
The role of the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business is to support economic growth, by delivering policies and programs that assist job seekers to find work, encourage small and family businesses to grow, and maximise opportunity through access to quality skills and training.

JobAccess

AWARD SPONSOR

INNOVATION IN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARD

Department of Social Services JobAccess

JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Created by the Australian Government, the JobAccess service brings together information and resources that can ‘drive disability employment’. The service makes it easier for people with disability to find a job and provides employers with advice about employing people with disability, and the supports and programs available. To find out more about JobAccess go to www.JobAccess.gov.au or call a JobAccess advisor on 1800 464 800. TTY users please call 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 464 800.

ReadyTech

EVENT SPONSOR

Welcome Reception Sponsor AND Exhibitor

ReadyTech

The ASX-listed ReadyTech provides mission-critical people management behavioural science, software and for employment services.

ReadyTech does this through:

JobReady – trusted for 20 years to enable providers to better oversee, control and drive the business outcomes they need to succeed.

Esher House – translating the latest in psychology and neuroscience into research-backed assessment tools and programs that support effcient case management and activate job seekers.

SUNSUPER

EVENT SPONSOR

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Sunsuper is one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing top-10 super funds with more than 1 million members and $66 billion in funds under management (as at June 2019). We’re also proud to have been recognised as the best of the best when it comes to super, winning Money magazine’s 2018 and 2019 Best Super Fund Manager and Best Featured Pension Fund awards.

CVCHECK

EVENT SPONSOR

LANYARDS

CVCheck

CVCheck is a leading provider of background screening services in Australia and New Zealand, conducting more than 300,000 checks every year for businesses, government organisations and individuals.

CVCheck has been working with the jobactive employment services industry for over 7 years, helping employment consultants place job seekers quickly and easily with our user-friendly online platform.

Since starting in 2004, our vision at CVCheck has been to build a smart and simple platform, where businesses and individuals can source and share verified information safely to build trust and grow honest relationships.

BACK2WORK HEALTH SPECIALISTS

EVENT SPONSOR

COFFEE CART

Back2Work

Back2Work is Australia’s leading provider of health services for jobactive and Disability Employment Services providers. We have helped more than 80,000 job seekers with mental and physical health challenges return to work by supporting providers with specialised skills and innovative, evidence-based, work-focussed health programs. Our allied health team included psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and more. We work collaboratively and deliver a range of proven, timely and cost-effective health services with the specialised skills your staff generally do not have.

BOUNCE AUSTRALIA
#WAYFINDERS

EXHIBITOR
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Since 2006, Bounce Australia has been helping people find their way. We coach, train and mentor a wide range of employment services clients with our fresh, experiential programs that deliver real and lasting change. Our training approach involves delving into the values, beliefs and motivations of our clients, providing clarity and direction towards a ‘life more positive’. We pride ourselves on teaching effective communication techniques and positive self-awareness, resulting in greater gains personally and professionally.

CEAV CAREER COUNSELLING AUSTRALIA - ERSI

EXHIBITOR
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The Australian Centre for Career Education represents a wide range of educational and industry groups and provides service to the community through its distinct divisions, CEAV Inc; CEAV Institute and CEAV Careers Counselling Australia(CCCA). CCCA is an Affiliate of the Employment Readiness Scale Inc(ERSI),Canada. The ERS is a web-based tool that measures individual work readiness against an internationally validated model. CCCA uses the ERS to identify the employability factors and soft skills to be successful in work and life.

CREATIVE GENERALS

EXHIBITOR
#NESACONF19

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Creative Generals is a Melbourne-based full service creative agency specialising in Branding & Strategy, Creative Solutions, Advertising Campaigns, Graphic Design, Web Development and Print Production.

We offer Full creative management of all projects, big or small, and live to craft intelligent, incredible and effective work that is focused on your business and targets. We understand how brands, graphic design, web and business all work together. We try to see ourselves more like an extension of your own team. We are responsive, reliable, adaptable and extremely passionate about all things creative & digital and we love to make people happy.

Having come from an extensive background of full service agencies, we know how to do everything in-house, but one of our major strengths, is finding the right people. We live by the notion that you find the best person for the job, and then you get out of their way!

LOWES

EXHIBITOR
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Lowes Back To Work aims to provide job seekers with professional and appropriate clothing that gives them the confidence to step back into the workforce. The Back To Work online ordering portal was developed specifically for Employment Providers to enable their consultants to efficiently and easily order job seeker clothing, that can either be delivered directly to their branch, or be immediately picked up from their local Lowes store.

GEOGRAPHIC
SOLUTIONS

EXHIBITOR
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Geographic Solutions

Geographic Solutions is the leading provider of integrated software for state and local workforce agencies in over 30 states and U.S. territories. The company’s online solutions effectively manage all federally-funded partner programs under WIOA, labor exchange, job aggregation, labor market information, service and fund tracking, and unemployment insurance benefits.

MARSH
INSURANCE

EXHIBITOR
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NESA Industry Partner MARSH Advantage Insurance

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, is proud to be endorsed as the insurance broker for NESA Members. Members of NESA can now take advantage of a broad range of insurance products tailored to meet the requirements of the Employment Service Sector. The products Marsh offer comply with Government Service Deeds that are entered into and Marsh are able to keep you updated on legislation changes as they occur in the industry nationality.

ONEPASSPORT

EXHIBITOR
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OnePassport

OnePassport is the most technologically advanced regulatory compliance management system currently on the market.  OnePassport connects people to their organisations in a way that has not been possible before.  OnePassport connects a mobile workforce to multiple organisations enabling them to move between them sharing their verified compliance data easily and quickly.  It gives organisations the ability to safely and easily store employee records and compliance information. In addition, it connects and integrates systems creating a seamless software experience for users.

PARKHOUSE
BELL

EXHIBITOR
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Parkhouse Bell established in 2007 and specialises in working with organisations delivering employment services and other associated government contracted services.  Recruiting across the whole of Australia, we work at Board, C-suite and senior executive level and are able to identify high calibre people for permanent and interim roles.  Our consultants fully understand the challenges facing the sectors in which we work and we pride ourselves on a professional and friendly approach to all assignments.

iCase by SoNET Systems

EXHIBITOR
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SoNET iCase

iCase is a Client Management System that also helps you manage contracts, assets, customers, staff, finance, fund raising and more. Build workflows to improve staff effectiveness, efficiency, service delivery and customer satisfaction. Never lose a document again with our barcoded storage facility. Roster, Calendar, Tasks, Activities, Time-sheets and more. Mobile app and portal for remote staff and client access. Headquarters and support in Australia.

YOURTOWN

EXHIBITOR
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yourtown is a charity that has been in operation since 1961 looking after, and tackling the issues impacting, young people all over Australia. yourtown works with young people to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents & live safe happy lives. yourline is a phone and video conferencing counselling service, provided by yourtown, available Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm, where qualified and experienced counsellors work with young people aged 15-29 on non-work related barriers to employment