Constitution changes approved

Constitution changes approved

The ACEN Special General Meeting, held on September 21 2016, approved the proposed changes to the ACEN Constitution.

Revised Constitution

This now means the Chapters are governed by Bylaws drawn up in consultation with the Chapters. These bylaws  can be changed on a motion of the Board whereas previously they were embedded in the constitution and any change required a General Meeting of ACEN.


WIL Awards winners

The winners were announced on Friday 30th September at the 2016 ACEN National Conference in Sydney.

The National WIL Awards recognise the contribution that organisations make to work-integrated learning. There are two categories; The Collaboration Award, and the Local Hero Award.

The Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is collaborating with a university to provide a sustained and significant contribution to WIL.

The three finalists are:

  • Hunter New England Local Health District, Central Coast Local Health District and Mid North Coast Local Health District nominated by The University of Newcastle.
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Physiotherapy Department nominated by Curtin University.
  • The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory nominated by Macquarie University.

The winner is


Local Hero

Awarded to a small-medium enterprise (SME; 0-199 employees) partner that is contributing to WIL beyond the expectations of the size of their organisation.

The three finalists are:

  • Bakehouse Studios nominated by RMIT University.
  • Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd (Newcastle Division) nominated by The University of Newcastle.
  • Institute for Respiratory Health nominated by Curtin University.

The winner is