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2019 EPHEA/NAEEA Conference #EnablingEquity2019 

Event Details
The University of Wollongong
24 November 2019 - 27 November 2019

Enabling Excellence through Equity

Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) is proud to be partnering with National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) to deliver their biennial conference in 2019. This is a key professional development forum for equity and enabling practitioners in a wide range of fields to highlight best student and staff practices in higher education. Practitioners and researchers specialising in enabling and equity across the higher education sectors in Australia, New Zealand/Pacific and internationally are invited to participate.

The theme for the 2019 conference is ‘Enabling Excellence through Equity’ with workshops and presentations exploring these sub-themes:

  • Diverse genders, sexes and sexualities
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Maori, Pacific Islander, First Nations and First Peoples
  • Intersectionality
  • Disability, ability, accessibility and mental health
  • First-in-Family
  • Refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

The conference will focus on these sub-themes through the following streams:

  • Pre-Access and Widening Participation
  • Access and Enabling: Exploring Teaching, Learning (including TEL) and Co-Curricular experiences
  • Employability
  • Leadership, organisational development and workplace diversity
  • Transition and Engagement
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Between staff and students, across the organisation, with community organisations etc.

As a component of the event, Professor Dawn Bennett (Curtin University) will lead a NCSEHE special interest group, Equity and Employability in Higher Education.

Registrations are now open on the Conference website. Early Bird registrations are available until the 30 July, 2019.


  • EPHEA is the professional incorporated association for equity practitioners who work in tertiary education throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region —
  • NAEEA is an association of enabling educators and practitioners established as a collective of like-minded professionals and institutions for the purpose of collaborating on issues of common interest and relevance to enabling education —

This event is co-hosted by the University of Wollongong and the University of Wollongong College Australia.

Posted 22 November 2018