New WIL Awards

The National WIL Awards recognise the contribution that organisations make to work-integrated learning. ACEN recognises that WIL needs institutions and partner organisations to collaborate to provide an authentic learning experience for students engaged in WIL.

We also know that many of our partner organisations go beyond our expectations and integrate WIL into their operation and work hard to improve the WIL experience for students.

The ACEN National WIL Awards will acknowledge the support of organisations both large and small by providing two categories: The Collaboration Award, and the Local Hero Award.


ACEN submission on ‘Innovation and Creativity’

ACEN has made a submission to the ‘Inquiry into innovation and creativity: workforce for the new economy’, being conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment.

The Committee is inquiring into matters that ensure Australia’s tertiary system can meet the needs of a future labour force focused on innovation and creativity.

See the ACEN and other submissions here.


2016 Student scholarships now available

The 2016 ACEN Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be from institutions that are financial members of ACEN. (See for a list of current financial institutions. The institution must renew before an application can proceed beyond Stage 1.)
  • Must be studying a postgraduate or undergraduate degree program which requires a WIL placement as a part of their studies
  • Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

The WIL placement must be:

  • Undertaken and completed between 1st June 2016 and 30th May 2017
  • Undertaken in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote location which requires relocation. Regional and Remote locations (RA2- RA5)  are noted on the map:
  • Fulltime (4-5 days per week, for a minimum of three weeks duration)
  • Within Australia
  • A requirement for completion of the degree.


2016 ACEN Research Symposium

Resaerch GrantIn conjunction with the 2016 National Conference, a Research Symposium will be held at Western Sydney University.

The Symposium and Pre-conference Workshops will be run concurrently the day prior to the Conference, September 28, 2016.