Board elections 2017

Board elections 2017

Nomination as an ACEN Director at 2017 AGM

The ACEN Board is comprised of Directors who are either

  1. nominated by the Chapters (some of these positions are being determined by the chapters at the moment), or
  2. elected by the general membership.

All Directors serve for two years.

This year two positions become vacant in the group elected by the general membership.

Call for nominations

Accordingly, nominations are called for up to TWO 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 2.30 PM AEDT, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017

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 Secretary at not later than 5.00pm AEDT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017, using the attached form.

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.

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2017 WA Chapter elections

The WA Chapter of the Australian Collaborative Education Network Ltd (ACEN) will conduct its 2017 election via online voting in the period between 2 and 9 October, 2017 with results announced at the AGM on 11 October, 2017.

Call for nominations

All positions on the ACEN WA Chapter Committee have been declared vacant, apart from that of Board Representative which is held by Sonia Ferns until October 2019. Nominations are called for up to 8 Committee members for the positions below. Successful candidates will serve on the Chapter Committee for a two-year term.

Positions available

  1. Chairperson,
  2. Deputy Chairperson,
  3. Secretary,
  4. And up to four General Members

Eligibility of candidates and endorsers

To be eligible for nomination and prospective election to the above positions, candidates must be registered on the ACEN Members’ Register prior to 5.00pm on 29 September, 2017, and have their nomination endorsed by two registered members. Registration status can be confirmed by the receipt of this nomination email on 19 September issued by ACEN administration to all registered members at their registered email address.

If you are not registered, please register here:

Nomination date and format

Nominations shall open on 19 September, 2017.

The receipt of nominations shall close at 5:00pm on 29 September, 2017.

Each nominee must click here to complete the online nomination form using the email account that was used to register as a member with ACEN.

Endorsement of nomination

For the nomination to be valid, it must be endorsed by two eligible members using this online endorsement form

If there are any issues accessing the Google forms, please try a different browser, and if that fails please email:

Election date and format

An election will be held via online voting in the event that the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies.  All registered members will be emailed voting details on 2 October, 2017 and will have until 5:00pm, 9 October, 2017 to submit their votes. The results will be announced at the AGM on 11 October, 2017..

Annual General Meeting

The election results will be announced at the WA ACEN AGM on 11 October, 2017, at 4.00pm (AWST) which is being held by teleconference.

To attend via teleconference:

Dial Perth 08 9460 0829 – Guest Access Code (needed after you dial the relevant number above) 75660836#

For access from other cities please email

Summary of key dates

  • 19 September – Issue of nomination forms to all registered members by ACEN administration and call for nominations by ACEN administration
  • 29 September, 5:00pm – WA members need to be registered to be eligible for nominating, endorsing and voting close for receipt of nominations, including the endorsement by two registered members
  • 2 October – Voting information emailed to all registered WA members by ACEN administration
  • 9 October, 5:00 pm – Close of voting
  • 11 October – Election results announced at AGM

Any questions to Denise Jackson

Transforming practice: Innovative models for WIL – webinar

Transforming practice: Innovative models for WIL – webinar

October 9, 2017 • 11:00am-12:30pm (AEST)

The contemporary and emerging environment facing Australian and global enterprises is characterised by the arrival of disruptive technologies and global economic transformation with innovation as an economic driver. In this rapidly changing landscape graduates need to be highly adaptable, resilient and prepared to gain and create their own employment opportunities over their careers. Research shows that work integrated learning (WIL) can have a positive impact on enhancing student work readiness (Smith et al, 2014) and demand is rapidly increasing for innovative models of WIL that align with the contemporary work environment and meet student needs by preparing them for this changing world of work.

This interactive webinar will:

  • showcase innovative WIL models such as micro internships, WIL in incubators and other emerging approaches to WIL that overcome constraints to engagement particularly for SMEs and respond to the changing nature of work.
  • explore emerging features for these innovative models
  • enable you to consider how these emerging models might be adapted in your context

This webinar is supported by the ATN research project, ‘Expanding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) possibilities: enhancing student employability through innovative WIL models’ which is a collaborative project between RMIT, QUT and Curtin universities in partnership with the Australian Industry Group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is funded through the Australian Technology Network Grant Scheme for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 2017.


Project Overview

Judie Kay – Project Lead, Assistant Director Careers and Employability RMIT and Anne Younger – Manager Education and Training Australian Industry Group

Snapshot presenters

Ingrid Larkin, Associate Director – Work Integrated Learning (WIL), QUT Business School

Ingrid will be sharing models of WIL reflecting innovation and consulting practice, for undergraduate and postgraduate business students

Jane Andrew, Senior Lecturer and founding Studio Director of match studio, University of South Australia

Jane will be sharing on a dynamic research and learning space where interdisciplinary teams of students, teaching academics and researchers engage, think, learn, and co-create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

Jane Matthews, Associate Professor in Construction Management, Curtin University

Jane will be sharing her experience of establishing a multi-disciplinary WIL unit where students work on industry supplied projects or problems, mentored by a team of industry partners, in a collaborative learning environment.

10 WIL risks and what you can do about them

10 WIL risks and what you can do about them

ACEN SA/NT Workshop

9:30am – 12:00pm, Friday October 27th
​Boardroom South, Level 11 Flinders University Victoria Square

WIL is a risky business for universities. It is a strategic risk worthy of pursuing because it can achieve university goals with respect to research, teaching and learning and service. However, these goals cannot be achieved without the university managing legal and operational risks that may have serious financial and reputational consequences for the university.

​Dr Craig Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law at Griffith University and Corporate Counsel for the Dental Services Network, advising on corporate and employment issues.


What lawyers know about legal risks in WIL – webinar

What lawyers know about legal risks in WIL – webinar

Date: 24 October 2017 11:00am-12:00pm  (AEST)

12 noon (AEDT) – Southern states will have moved to Daylight Saving Check local time

Topic: What lawyers know about legal risks in WIL

This webinar will present the results of a case study of Australian university lawyers. The study reveals a series of program and contract risks in WIL programs that have not previously been explored in the literature. The findings will be used as a basis for discussion about WIL practitioner experiences with these legal risks, and with university lawyers.

Craig CameronPresenter: Dr Craig Cameron

Dr Craig Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law at Griffith University and Corporate Counsel for the Dental Services Network. Craig has published extensively in the WIL field on topics including: labour regulation, risk management in WIL programs; and generic skills development of business students.

Not able to make it?

The webinar will be recorded and the link published in the newsletter.