In 2017 ACEN is offering funding for three Work Integrated Learning (WIL) research grants. Applications are invited on topics related to one of the following themes identified through National WIL Strategy and 2016 ACEN National Research Symposium.
Applications close 5p.m. AEST on Tuesday May 2, 2017
HEW 9, $104,436 – $108,656 per annum. This is a full time ( 36.75 hours per week) continuing contract.
- Collaborative, innovative and supportive work environment
- Develop strong relations with external professional, industrial and government organisations
- Located at our Footscray Park campus, just 10 minutes from the CBD
Applications Close: 4pm Wednesday 4 January 2017
The Senior Coordinator (WIL) will play a pivotal strategic role in coordinating and promoting innovative work integrated learning programs that engage students, staff, employers and community groups. Collaborating with staff from Colleges to deliver a wide range of contemporary practice-based and professionally oriented learning activities within accredited higher education courses will be a key feature of this role. Working independently and in consultation with staff across the organisation, the Senior Coordinator will also identify, plan and coordinate continuous improvement processes, systems and approaches.
Date: 16 March, 2017
Time: 10:00-12:00 (morning tea provided)
Place: Deakin Downtown, Level 12 Tower 2 – 727 Collins Street, Melbourne
RSVPs: Joanne Matthews at email@example.com
Video Teleconferencing: Friederika Kaider at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kerin Elsum, Lecturer in Media and Communications, RMIT University: Using Google + Communities to support WIL
- Rachael Hains-Wesson: Senior Lecturer in WIL, Swinburne University of Technology: Employing mobile platforms for managing student mobility
- Ross Monaghan, Lecturer in Communication/Director, Graduate Employment, Arts & Education, Deakin University: Social media for industry networking
Date: 16 February 2017
Venue: The University of Sydney Business School CBD Campus – 133 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Map
Unpacking co-curricular options: WIL for International Students
This session will focus on the increasing number of WIL related co-curricular activities preparing international students for more formal WIL experiences and employment. Ranging from competitions, placements, one off events, group projects and mentoring, these different models are challenging the boundaries of WIL and providing genuine opportunities for international students to develop their employability skills and gain career confidence. A panel representing industry WIL facilitators/practitioners and students will discuss the ‘who, what how and why’ of co-curricular activities followed by an interactive ‘unpacking discussion’ of how these different models can best support your international students based on your resources, student cohort and objectives.
Speakers confirmed are:
- Ria Wang, Westpac
- Joel Coelho, international student, The University of Wollongong
- Suzanne Granger, Study NSW
- Taye Morris, Careers and Employment, UNSW
1.00pm – 3.00pm
TEQSA Guidance Notes: WIL
Unsure what the TEQSA changes will mean for WIL at your institution? A TEQSA representative will provide a presentation on the new guidelines including a broad overview and the scope of evidence required for compliance. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.
Speaker: Dr Michael Tomlinson, Senior Director, Provider Assessment and Engagement at TEQSA. He organises and conducts assessments of higher education providers against the Threshold Standards, in order to protect and enhance the quality of higher education in Australia. More
Both sessions are free for ACEN members
Register for the forums here: http://acennswforum.weebly.com/
The TEQSA session will be recorded and availability will be published in the ACEN newsletter.
Date: Monday 13 February 2017
Time: 9.00am – 1.30pm (Morning tea and lunch included)
Venue: UWA Business School, Stirling Highway, Crawley. Map
The symposium will provide a platform for developing cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborative research projects to achieve ACEN funding in the area of WIL.