Evaluation and quality assurance of WIL – ACEN Q workshop

Evaluation and quality assurance of WIL – ACEN Q workshop

Date and time: 18 March 2019, 9.30 – 3.00pm

Location: Ship Inn, Griffith University Southbank Campus Sidon Street, South Brisbane, QLD


Refreshments provided.

Free to ACEN members; $20 non-members. RSVP required.

The event will not be recorded.

9.00 Welcome and registration
9.30 Introductions and overview of day
9.40 Kate Lloyd – Evaluating WIL programs
10.45 Morning Tea
11.15 Deanne Skelly – Benchmarking WIL Assessment
12.00 Lunch
12.30 Matthew Campbell & Ricky Tunny – An institutional wide framework for quality assurance*
1.30 Short break
1.45 Continued activity
2.45 Conclusion
3.00 End of forum
3.10 ACENQ Meeting
4.00 Conclusion of ACENQ meeting
  * research project with ethics forms


Kate Lloyd

Associate Professor Kate Lloyd

Kate is the Academic Director of Learning, Teaching and Research for Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) at Macquarie University. Kate leads the research and evaluation team which explores WIL outcomes and processes through the evaluation of the whole-of-institution PACE program.

Dr Deanne Skelly

Dr Deanne Skelly

Dr Deanne Skelly (nee Hryciw) obtained her PhD in Cellular Physiology in 2000 from the University of South Australia. Following this, she completed postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, The University of Sydney and The University of Queensland.  


Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Matthew has a diverse background in education, having taught and researched in areas of criminology, physics and science education, workplace learning, adult education, sociology, leadership and ethics.  He is currently Senior Lecturer in WIL at QUT.

Rick Tunny

Dr Ricky Tunny

Dr. Tunny is a graduate from the University of Queensland, completing his PhD in 2007. He has more than 15 years’ experience working in the higher education sector, with a number of years in management and leadership positions, including Manager, Work Integrated Learning within the Faculty of Health and Senior Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning at QUT.

WIL manager vacancy University of Waikato

WIL manager vacancy University of Waikato

WIL Manager vacancy

Work-Integrated Learning Central Unit, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, University of Waikato 

The Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Central Unit has been established to ensure every undergraduate student is presented with the opportunity to undertake some form of work-integrated learning as part of their qualification.

The University is seeking an enthusiastic and well organised person who relates well to a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and who has demonstrated experience creating positive relationships across key stakeholders and external partners.

In this position you will be responsible for maintaining central oversight of all operational WIL processes at the University. You will establish and maintain connections between University staff and industry, employers, researchers and professional bodies to create collaborative relationships and facilitate the University’s WIL programme. You will identify opportunities to strengthen staff and student engagement in WIL and make recommendations to ensure the WIL programme continues to improve graduate outcomes for University of Waikato students.

You will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the tertiary sector and preferably knowledge of Work-Integrated Learning practices. Comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience dealing with strategic priorities in education and external engagement are essential.

Commencing salary will be in the range of NZD $93,748 to $95,000 per year depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

The position will remain open until filled.

Vacancy number: 380295

For more information and to apply, visit www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz

Preparing students for WIL – ACEN Vic/Tas workshop

Preparing students for WIL – ACEN Vic/Tas workshop

RMIT’s WIL Community of Practice invite the Vic/Tas ACEN community to join them in their first workshop for 2019.

Vic/Tas ACEN & RMIT WIL Community of Practice event – 6th Feb 2019

RMIT 445 Swanston St – Building 80, level 9, room 6


The program includes:

  • A series of snapshot presentations from various institutions about their preparation for WIL activities
  • RMIT showcasing their new WIL Ready micro-credentials for students and staff
  • Mini workshop to identify key components for preparing for WIL (ACEN Research project on Developing a framework to support assurance of institution-wide quality WIL)

Please RSVP to joanne.matthews@monash.edu by 4th Feb, 2019

This event will not be recorded or available via zoom.

Free to ACEN members $20 non-members

ACEN NSW/ACT Chapter Event – WIL Snapshots Conference

ACEN NSW/ACT Chapter Event – WIL Snapshots Conference

The NSW/ACT State Chapter is hosting a WIL Snapshots Conference on Monday 4 February, 2019 at the University of Sydney CBD Campus. 

This one day event will showcase the latest research and practice in WIL, providing NSW/ACT members who may have missed recent conferences (such as ACEN), a second chance at hearing about current developments and innovations in research and practice.  

Free to ACEN members ($30 non-members.

RSVP is essential.

For further information  please contact: bonnie_dean@ uow.edu.au or a.rowe@unsw.edu.au

ACEN SA/NT workshops – double header

ACEN SA/NT workshops – double header

ACEN online workshops

The ACEN Board is meeting in Adelaide and are delighted to use the opportunity have two prominent Board members offer workshops on developing issues in WIL. 

Jeffrey Smart Building, UniSA

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 commencing at 9am and concluding at 11.30am ACDT

Check local time

Online participation: We are working to provide a Zoom or Collaborate link. Indicate your preference when you register.

Where: University of South Australia, Jeffrey Smart building: JS3-13A/B Campus map

RSVP: Registration is required – free to ACEN members, $20 for non-members.

Emerging Models of Work Integrated Learning: Enablers, Challenges and Implications

WIL is a national priority and a key strategic direction for Australian universities. For greater engagement and to build capacity for WIL, innovative WIL models which enable greater flexibility for all stakeholders are emerging across the country. This Australian Technology Network (ATN) funded project explored and identified innovative WIL models such as micro internships, WIL in Incubators and other emerging approaches that overcome constraints to engagement, particularly for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

This presentation will overview the findings of this recent ATN project and explore the identified enablers, challenges together with some of the implications for university leadership, quality and resourcing of the emergence of these innovative WIL models.

Judie Kay

Judie Kay, Director Careers & Employability, RMIT

Judie Kay is Director Careers & Employability, RMIT and is responsible for the development and implementation of a broad range of WIL and career and employability services and has extensive experience in employer engagement. Judie is experienced in the implementation of university wide policy, systems and projects in WIL and employability and a range of national WIL projects including lead for an ATN Grant identifying and exploring innovative WIL models. Judie co-founded ACEN and has been an active member since including currently as a Board member and recently President. Judie represents Australia on the International WIL Association ( WACE ) Board and Executive committee.

How can students develop and 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 seminar 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

Judith Smith

Judith Smith
Director, Next Gen Learning at Queensland University of Technology

Associate Professor Judith Smith is the Director, Next Gen Learning at Queensland University of Technology. In this role she provides strategic leadership to institutional initiatives and projects in emerging pedagogies and technologies that align to QUT’s real world learning vision and address wicked challenges in teaching and learning. Judith is a Board member of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) and is Chair of the ACEN Research, Scholarship and Professional Learning Subcommittee. She is also leading the multi-institutional research project which is focused on the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial capabilities through emerging models of Work Integrated Learning (WIL).


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