NAEEA Conferences

2024 - NAEEA Conference

2 - 3 December 2024
Charles Darwin University Waterfront campus

Shaping the Future of our Discipline

The NAEEA 7th International Conference on Enabling Education (ICEE) will be hosted by Charles Darwin University in early December 2024.

Call for Abstract submissions is now open!

View the Conference website for more details.

Learn about Darwin.

2024 - Student Success Conference

1-3 July 2024

Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention and Success

The Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference (STARS), Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) and National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) are joining together to host the 2024 Student Success Conference.

View the Conference website for more details.

2023 - FABENZ Conference

30 November -1 December 2023
Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand

Facing Forward: Future Focus for Foundation and Bridging Education

Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand (FABENZ) are hosting the 6th Biennial Conference.

View the Conference website for more details.

2022 - NAEEA Conference

5-6 December 2022
University of South Australia

Reimagining Enabling in Higher Education

View the Handbook, including Abstracts, from Reimagining Enabling in Higher Education.

2019 - EPHEA/NAEEA Conference

24-27 November 2019
University of Wollongong

Enabling Excellence through Equity

Equity Practitioners in Higher Education in Australasia (EPHEA) and National Association of Enabling Educators in Australia (NAEEA) hosted the 2019 EPHEA/NAEEA Biennial Conference themed “Enabling Excellence through Equity”.

View the Enabling Excellence through Equity conference report.

2017 - NAEEA Conference

29 November – 1 December 2017
Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus

Enabling learning, Enabling teaching

View abstracts and papers from the 6th Biennial NAEEA conference:

2016 - FABENZ Conference

1-2 December 2016
Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert, Auckland

2015 - Conference

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus.

Enabling Education

Papers by Authors

2014 - FABENZ Conference

Bongard Campus Tauranga, New Zealand.

2013 - Conference

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Enabling Education

List of delegates (pdf)

Conference Workbook (pdf)

Papers by Authors

Bedford, T. Initial approaches to studying by open access university students: implications for program curriculum and delivery
Black, M. Investigating literacy cultural capital, academic achievement and socio-economic status among first year university students
Bookallil, C. & Rolfe, J. Flexibility in Enabling education: The equity/efficiency trade-off
Boyle, S. & Abdullah, A. Identifying factors that motivate re-engagement with education
Bunn, R. “I wanted to prove I had a brain … and give my life a purpose” – Preliminary analysis of survey responses of former Open Foundation students on their lives before, during and after completing the program
Burgess, C. & Relf, B. A flexible response: Monitoring the performance of enabling students in first year undergraduate nursing
Christensen, J. When knowledge ‘clicks’: Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology
Clarke, J. Transformative learning development as a basis for maximising the impact of critical thinking as a core element of enabling curricula
Delly, P. Pathways, diversity and academic skills: Bourdieu and 2nd year VET articulants
Ephraums, R. & Khan, H. Needs-based mentoring: A dynamic approach to engaging students from refugee backgrounds
Goode, E. Encouraging engagement and enhancing student experience: can an online orientation help?
Bremner, M., Heemi, D. & Smithies, S. Connecting a community: Education and community building in the Auburn community of schools
Hunt, J. & Christensen, J. Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning
Gray, K. & Irwin, E. Pathways to social inclusion: The participation of refugee students in higher education
James, T. Successfully transitioning to university: The influence of self-efficacy
Jarvis, L., Harris, M. & Johnson, P. A Pipe Dream? Cost-effective support for enabling students studying online
Judith, K. & Bull, D. The opportunities and challenges for enabling education: implementing Open Educational Practices (OEP)
May, J. & Bunn, R. 1974-1976: the seeds of flexibility in the pathway to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW
Morrison, G. Enabling connections and persistence in a distributed learning community
Orth, G. & Robinson, C. Do potentially successful students in tertiary enabling programs have any common characteristics that underpin resilience and persistence? If so, how can this information help future enabling students?
Penno, J. & Kerridge, A. Is there room for everybody?
Powter, D. Lectures and tutorials: Lessons for engaging enabling students and the potential benefits.
Shah, M. Correlation or causality: Raising equity aspirations in the emergence of quality agenda
Te Rore, C. An evaluation of Kaupapa Maori art curriculum for tangata whaiora, Gisborne
Turley, D., Dowdy, S. &McHenry, L. Moving beyond aspiration to achievement: Outreach activities in disadvantaged northern Adelaide region
Westrenius, A. Integrating management theory and academic skills to empower enabling students – a practical approach

International Conferences

The Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) annual conference has become a major event in the higher education diary, bringing together practitioners, senior managers, policy makers, researchers and many others concerned with lifelong learning and access.

With the theme ‘Co-conconstructing Education for All’, the 2023 conference was held in June 2023 at the University of Derby.