Eight scholarships of $1,500 are now available
Applications are now open for scholarships to provide financial support for students undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their 2017/2018 university studies.
Once again eight scholarships to the value of $1,500 each are being offered to eligible university students who may experience financial disadvantage from having to complete a WIL placement. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and assessed against the criteria.
Assessing employability outcomes through WIL: Challenges and Opportunities
Monday April 3 • 11.00 am–12.30pm (AEST)
Learning experiences in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context are highly variable, personalised and socially constructed. Traditional assessment models where the focus is on knowledge acquisition as opposed to skill proficiency are challenged as industry claims graduates lack currency of workplace practices. This presentation will showcase a dynamic WIL curriculum framework that highlights the quality dimensions of an active learning experience for students culminating in work ready graduates. The discussion will focus on designing assessment tasks where the intellectual capacity of students is evidenced by practice-based experiences. The challenges of measuring the nuances of unpredictable, context-dependent WIL outcomes are explored and the benefits of innovative assessment models that enable a creative way for students to provide evidence of employability capabilities highlighted.
From the The Age
An extra pair of hands keen to learn on-the-job, for free, or an extra business cost?
According to small traders offering unpaid work experience, the reality is a bit of both.