Ten principles for equipping students to excel in the workplace.

Ten principles for equipping students to excel in the workplace.

Thursday 7th June 2018, 8:00-9:00am (ACST)

Presenter: Associate Professor Simone Taffe (Swinburne)
Winner of 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence

UniSA,  Jeffrey Smart Building JS3.13A (City West Campus & via Virtual Classroom)

A light breakfast will be served.

Free with Real and Virtual options – register for both here

Associate Professor Simone Taffe has helped hundreds of students gain the professional skills they need to be work-ready and achieve national and international success. For ten years, Simone has tailored problem-based learning to suit design students. Her innovative method uses authentic problems to embed authentic learning: students across all levels and capabilities work with genuine clients and real-world design scenarios. They work on branding, websites, games and service designs. Simone’s teaching approach gives students a structured tertiary experience which later equips them to excel in the workplace.

Simone was instrumental in establishing the Swinburne Design Factory, providing an international authentic learning platform for multi-disciplined student teams. Her students have secured high profile jobs, implemented designs for the community, won prestigious design awards and funding, registered design patents and established their own businesses. Her sustained commitment to problem-based learning in design education has led to university-wide outstanding teacher recognition, including a 2017 Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence.

Simone will present ten principles for realistic problem-based learning in tertiary education, equipping students to flourish in their chosen careers. Simone will explain a ‘follow me’ coaching style of teaching where students no longer work for the teacher and assessment but alongside the teacher and industry partners.


Faculty PACE Manager at Macquarie

Faculty PACE Manager at Macquarie

Faculty PACE Manager (Science and Engineering)

Job no: 503935
Work type: Full Time

Reporting to the Academic Director of PACE in Science and Engineering, the Faculty PACE Manager (FPM) leads a small team working at the front line with students, partner organisations, unit convenors, and other Macquarie staff to manage all aspects of the operational implementation and maintenance of the PACE initiative in the Faculty.


Two WIL positions at Swinburne

Two WIL positions at Swinburne

Lecturer in Work Integrated Learning

Academic Level B, Full-time, Ongoing, Hawthorn Campus

The primary focus of this opportunity will be assisting in the delivery of units within the Swinburne Advantage initiative. Working with other areas of University Engagement and the Higher Education Faculties, the incumbent will contribute to the development and delivery of academic units within professional placements, internships and Industry Study Tour units designed to improve employment and career outcomes for students. The incumbent will bring expertise to the role ensure these units incorporate current theories and innovative career practices, and provide a program which prepares students for the workplace.


Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

Full-time, ongoing role in Hawthorn

The Work Integrated Learning Coordinator provides high-level administrative and customer support in the customisation and delivery of resources to improve graduate employability. Under direction from the Senior Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning, this position will assist the development, management and coordination of the delivery of placement and internship preparation programs and offerings for the WIL units of study.


Experiential Learning Advisor – La Trobe

Experiential Learning Advisor – La Trobe

  • 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 12 month position – $91,330 $104,909.+ up to 17% superannuation

In this role

This opportunity will enable you to be a partnership manager, responsible for assisting with the continued development and implementation of student work integrated learning activities within the College. Sourcing and overseeing the day to day administrative functions of the Work Integrated Learning program placements you will provide strategic input to ensure the program delivers great student outcomes including employability.

You will identify and develop high quality professional placement opportunities for all relevant College courses and support academics to manage the student experience via the provision of high level advice relevant to placement related student issues.

The candidate

You will have demonstrated experience/understanding and commitment to inter-professional learning and development, success in the development of partnerships, capacity to develop effective procedures, strategies and possess an ability to review and monitor performance against plans.

Closing date: Sunday 27 May 2018

Please visit www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs to view the position description and apply.

Two WIL positions at UNSW

Two WIL positions at UNSW

Senior Industry Officer (Domestic)

The Senior Industry Officer (Domestic) is part of the work-integrated-learning team within the Business School and is focused on supporting employability and work-integrated-learning programs for Business School students. In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain internship and work-integrated-learning programs for UNSW Business School students in Australia and overseas, in consultation with the WIL Industry Engagement Manager and WIL Program Manager.Ident
  • ify and engage with appropriate domestic companies and organisations to partner with the Business School for the provision of work-integrated-learning opportunities a
  • nd implementation of the faculty WIL strategy.Engage with internal and external stakeholders to increase the number of Business School students participating in work-integrated-learning during their time at UNSW.

WIL Community Engagement Officer

The WIL Community Engagement Officer is part of the work-integrated-learning team within the Business School and is focused on increasing student engagement in professional development and career focused initiatives for Business School students. In this role you will:

  • In conjunction with the WIL Industry Engagement Manager and WIL Program Manager, plan, develop and execute a community engagement strategy that will increase visibility, awareness and participation in WIL activities by students, industry and alumni.
  • Support the implementation of WIL preparation and placement initiatives by creating and sourcing promotional content for use across multiple platforms.
  • Deliver presentations to stakeholders to increase understanding of WIL opportunities.

More details of each position