About 2019

About us

The Australian Collaborative Education Network Limited (ACEN) is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government representatives, involved in work integrated learning (WIL) in Australia. WIL currently exists in various forms including:

  • Internships

  • Cooperative education

  • Work placements

  • Industry based learning

  • Community based learning

  • Clinical rotations

  • Sandwich year

  • Practical projects

ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research, scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders.

2020 Board

Franziska Trede

Franziska Trede

President

University of Technology Sydney

Susan Rowland

Susan Rowland

Chair of Finance and Audit

University of Queensland

Sonia Ferns

Sonia Ferns

Immediate Past President

Curtin University

Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Queensland University of Technology
Cate Clifford

Cate Clifford

University of Queensland

Bonnie Dean

Bonnie Dean

University of Wollongong
Michelle Eady

Michelle Eady

University of Wollongong
Denise Jackson

Denise Jackson

Edith Cowan University
Annette Marlow

Annette Marlow

University of Tasmania
Anna Rowe

Anna Rowe

University of NSW
Leoni Russell

Leoni Russell

RMIT University
Sharon Scott

Sharon Scott

University of Adelaide

2020 Board

The ACEN Board at the February 2020 face-to-face meeting in Melbourne.

L to R: Bonnie Dean, Matthew Campbell (back row), Sonia ferns(front row), Leoni Russell, Cate Clifford (back row), Sharon Scott (front row), Anna Rowe, Michelle Eady (back row), Franziska Trede (front row), Denise Jackson, Susan Rowland, Annette Marlow (back row), Don MacDowall (Admin). Absent: Robert Ewers (Company Secretary)

2019 Board

2019 ACEN Board at a face-to-face meeting in Brisbane, October 2019. Back row: Faith Valencia-Forrester, Judie Kay, Susan Rowland, Chris Gonsalvez, Anna Rowe. Middle row: Franziska Trede, Sonia Ferns, Jude Smith, Don MacDowall (Admin) Front row: Sharon Scott. Absent: Denise Jackson, Robert Ewers (Company Secretary).

National WIL Strategy

A National WIL Strategy has been developed by ACEN in collaboration with Universities Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), Australian Industry Group (AIG ) and the Business Council of Australia (BCA). Australia’s future depends on strong partnerships. Strategy

Constitution and by laws 2016
special general meeting

In September 2016 changes were made to the constitution and approved by members. This now means the Chapters are governed by Bylaws drawn up in consultation with the Chapters. These bylaws  can be changed on a motion of the Board whereas previously they were embedded in the constitution and any change required a General Meeting of ACEN.

Company limited by guarantee

ACEN is a company limited by guarantee (a common structure for national not-for-profit organisations) ABN 89 834 663 369 ACN 143 075 932

Chapter by-laws

At the Special General Meeting, held by teleconference on June 5, 2013 the members passed the motions required to move ACEN from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.

The ACEN constitution was approved by ASIC on November 6, 2013.