2017 Student scholarships open

2017 Student scholarships open

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.

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ACEN webinar – Assessing employability outcomes

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.

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La Trobe vacancies

La Trobe vacancies

Experiential Learning Advisor (Work Integrated Learning), College of Science, Health & Engineering

  • Make a difference to the experiential learning outcomes of our students in this rewarding role
  • Based in Bundoora and will be required to work from other campuses as requested.
  • Full-time Fixed-term until 2/03/18, $91,330 $104,909.+ up to 17% superannuation
  • Closing date: Sunday 26th of March

Experiential Learning Coordinator, College of Science, Health & Engineering

  • Play a key role in enriching the student experience in the experiential learning lifecycle
  • Based in Bundoora – Travel to La Trobe’s regional campuses may be required.
  • Full-time Fixed-term until Dec 31, 2017 position, $81,184 -$89,635 + up to 17% superannuation
  • Closing date: Sunday 26th of March

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Interns now pay for experience – Fairfax report

Interns now pay for experience – Fairfax report

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.

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http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/managing/should-interns-pay-to-do-work-experience-20170306-gus6bz.html