WIL Academic Coordinator RMIT

WIL Academic Coordinator RMIT

The WIL Academic Coordinator will report into the Learning & Teaching Portfolio and will sit operationally within the Industry Engagement unit, which has operational responsibility for Work Integrated Learning for the College of Business.

The key function of the role is to ensure that College of Business students have the opportunity to experience high quality industry placements and enhanced employment prospects by growing, developing, implementing and evaluating WIL placement programs in the College of Business. The role will be the Course Coordinator for the Cooperative Education Program and the Business Internship suite of elective courses.

The role will have academic oversight for the courses and will require a current understanding of Work Integrated Learning practice and pedagogy, as well as contemporary knowledge of the business environment and the skills required by employers now and in the future. The position will include promotional and academic activities to ensure that RMIT students, staff, alumni and relevant external partners are aware of, and participate, in WIL programs; and plays a pivotal role in the successful delivery of the programs.

Applications close: Friday 16th November 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

For further information, please contact Amy Harrington at amy.harrington@rmit.edu.au

How can students evidence entrepreneurial skills through WIL?

How can students evidence entrepreneurial skills through WIL?

Innovative and entrepreneurial models of WIL challenge the adequacy of traditional assessment approaches in generating the credible evidence of entrepreneurial capabilities that gives students an employability edge for an ever-evolving and complex future.

The ATN Edge Project is addressing such challenges through the co-design, piloting and evaluation of a range of scalable and sustainable WIL assessment approaches (e.g. 360-assessments, use of online professional networks) in partnership with key stakeholders – national industry and recruiter groups, entrepreneurs, employers, alumni and students.

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to:

  • Explore entrepreneurial WIL approaches being implemented in Creative Industries, Business and STEM courses across Australia
  • Investigate assessment strategies that enable students to evidence their enterprise and entrepreneurial skills
  • Unpack challenges in evidencing learning and assessment in entrepreneurial WIL

When: Thursday 8 November 2018 from 10.30am – 12.30pm

Morning tea and registration from 10.15am

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove O Block C Wing Room 412 Map

This interactive workshop is open to anyone.

Cost: Free

The Edge Project is funded by a Excellence in Learning and Teaching grant from the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN).
WACE 21 World Conference • call for papers

WACE 21 World Conference • call for papers

World Conference Theme ‘Advancing Cooperative And Work-Integrated Education: Inspire. Innovate. Evolve.’

Membership of ACEN gives member rate at WACE events

Special Conference Topics Include

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Internationalization
  • Preparing the Future Global Workforce
  • Innovation
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Employability
  • Expanding Our Definition of Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Technology’s Impact on Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education
  • Community Development
  • Challenges of Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education in the 21st Century

Download a PDF of the Call details

More about the conference

Augmenting learning post-practicum

Augmenting learning post-practicum

Augmenting students learning through post-practicum educational processes: studies from the healthcare sector

Project presentation with Q&A followed by panel discussion and group activity


Presented by Monash University and ACEN

The aim of this project is to promote the educational worth of higher education students’ experiences in practice or workplace settings, through identifying, trialling and evaluating educational interventions (i.e. teaching and learning strategies) enacted after these students have completed elements of those experiences. That is, post-practicum.

The concern is to identify how different kinds of interventions (i.e. teaching and learning strategies) can be enacted to secure a range of learning outcomes for these students and then appraise their application across a wide range of disciplines and programs. The initial trialling and evaluation of these strategies was undertaken within healthcare disciplines at Monash, Melbourne, Griffith, Notre Dame Universities and UTS. The healthcare sector was selected because of long-standing traditions and practices associated with the provision of practice-based experiences and attempts to integrate them within their educational programs. The educational goals, processes and outcomes from this sector are seen as a platform through which those teaching in universities from other disciplines can come to engage, evaluate and implement the strategies within their disciplines in an informed way.

This symposium will provide a brief overview of the project and outcomes of the initial trialling and evaluation, and reports from nurse, medical and inter-professional projects undertaken through Monash, University of Melbourne and Griffith University.

Professor Stephen Billett

Professor Stephen Billett has a long history of research and practice in work-based and work-integrated learning and is one of the leading international researchers in this area.

Stephen Billett is Professor of Adult and Vocational Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Stephen has worked as a vocational educator, educational administrator, teacher educator, professional development practitioner and policy developer within the Australian vocational education system and as a teacher and researcher at Griffith University.

In June 2011, he commenced a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on learning through practice, which aimed to develop a curriculum and pedagogy of practice. More recently he was awarded an OLT Development Grant examining students’ post-practicum experiences.

At the ACEN National Conference, Stephen spoke to his recent work, emerging from his OLT Development Grant, around innovation, learning and work-integrated education, providing challenging insights into current practice and the future opportunities of WIL.

Date: Thursday 8 November

Time: 9.30am registration and coffee. 12.15pm -1pm lunch and close

Venue: Monash University, Clayton campus, G31, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton, Vic 3800 Map

Catering: Coffee and lunch provided – please supply any dietary requirements when registering

RSVP by 5pm Friday 2nd November

Travel and parking: Options

This event will NOT be recorded.



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