Nominations called for five ACEN Director positions

Nominations called for five ACEN Director positions

ACEN-on-watercolor-textureNominations are now closed. Who nominated?

UPDATE: Initially nominations were called for four director positions. Shortly afterwards a Director resigned and nominations are now called for 5 positions.

Nominations are called for up to four eligible members to be elected as Directors at the ACEN Annual General Meeting. Current directors retiring under this requirement may choose to nominate again.

Elections for the above positions will be held at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 2.30pm AEDT, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

To be eligible for election to the above positions members must be registered on the Members Register, prior to date of the general meeting, and to have their nomination supported by two other Members who are eligible to vote. Nominations must be received by the Company Secretary at not later than 5.00pm AEDT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Nominating Members should be aware that they are obligated to demonstrate support from their employer for their participation on the Board, including attendance at one face-to-face meeting each year.

See also details of Executive Responsibilities and the Board Code of Conduct

Using the form the nominee should provide a resumé of not more than 150 words

  • the nominee’s qualifications and relevant experience;
  • the nominee’s contribution to ACEN and to WIL and
  • key issues the candidate sees as facing ACEN.

Details provided will be distributed to voting members prior to election.


Nominations closed 5.00pm AEDT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016

ACEN VIC/TAS special interest groups

The VicTas chapter of ACEN is interested in supporting the development of some Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The purpose of these groups is to facilitate collaboration between members with a particular shared interest in an aspect of WIL. It is anticipated that SIGs will meet at the ACEN conference, as well as working together across the year. The business of the group may consist of shared projects, research, professional development, benchmarking or program development.
Due to limited resources and membership numbers, three SIGS will formed at present.  The survey linked to below asks for your input into which three topics SIGS should be based on:

We would really appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey which is very short. If you have any questions or feedback  please contact:

Dr Lisa Milne
VicTas ACEN Secretary
Senior Coordinator Work Integrated learning
Centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching
Victoria University

Best Paper Award 2016 Conference

shiny-star-gold-coinThe Best Paper was awarded to Diana Messum, Lesley Wilkes, Kath Peters and Debra Jackson for their paper “Senior managers’ and recent graduates’ perceptions of employability skills for health services management”.



Best Poster Award 2016 Conference

shiny-star-gold-coinThe 2016 Conference Best Poster award went to Panos Vlachopoulos, Hayley Harris and Sarah White for their poster entitled “Learning in a Connected World: where employability agenda meets the principles of enactivism and connectivism”.



ACEN webinar – Augmenting students’ work experience: an OLT project

ACEN webinar – Augmenting students’ work experience: an OLT project

augmenting-webinarThursday October 27, 2016

PowerPoint slides converted to PDF

If you are interested in enriching students’ learning after their work experience or practicum, this webinar will be of interest to you. Drawing on early work and some survey findings from the OLT funded project: Augmenting Students’ Post Practicum Experiences, this webinar will make a case for engaging students in post practicum activities to support the integration of those experiences and extend them for their educational purposes. That case is made by brief presentations that:

  • outline the potential of post practicum experiences and how they might be augmented, in introducing the funded project;
  • some findings from a survey of what purposes students want to achieve through such augmentations and their preference for how post practicum interventions might progress;
  • provide an example of reflection post practicum for midwifery students; and
  • a healthcare student workshop to support learner centred feedback processes within a large tertiary teaching hospital.

Whilst these two projects are still very much in progress, some elements of their processes may be of interest to ACEN members.


Professor Stephen Billett is a faculty member within the School of Education and Professional studies at Griffith University. He has led a number of national learning and teaching projects in the higher education sector as well as research activities focusing on the acquisition of occupational capacities in work settings. He has recently completed a single authored monograph on work integrated learning that is published through Springer. He leads this OLT funded teaching project.
Associate Professor Linda Sweet is a faculty member within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. She is a nurse and midwife with broad experience in many different clinical environments, management and research. Linda has worked with Stephen on three national learning and teaching projects in the higher education sector, as well conducted her own research and supported research students in the field of clinical education for the health professions.
Dr Christy Noble is Principal Medical Education Officer and Principal Research Fellow (Allied Health) at Gold Coast Health.  She holds Adjunct Senior Lecturer appointments in School of Medicine, Griffith University and School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland.  She is a hospital pharmacist by background and her research interests focus on practice-based and interprofessional learning. In 2013 she was awarded a Health Workforce Australia National Fellowship to investigate interprofessional co-supervision in the context of pharmacists and junior doctors working together.
Dr Melissa Cain is a lecturer in teacher education and professional practice at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. Melissa’s research examines the influence of policy and curriculum on teacher practice in culturally diverse educational contexts. Melissa is also an ethnomusicologist and university liaison, and has managed several OLT projects which focus on Work Integrated Learning.