ACEN and ACDS joint discussion paper on NPILF

The Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates package highlights the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for the future of Australia. The package provides $900 million to support the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF), which is designed to foster the creation of ‘job-ready’ graduates through university-industry engagement.

There will be many proposals around how universities can spend their NPILF allocation. How do we decide which plan is most likely to benefit Science students and graduates? 

In this joint discussion paper, ACEN and ACDS present a review of the literature on university-industry partnerships and Science Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Our goal is to enrich the national discussion on these topics and assist universities in their decision-making around NPILF expenditure.