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In this issue

1. From the President

2. 2018 ACEN Conference - pics and presentations

3. Nomination as an ACEN Director at 2018 AGM

4. 2018 Life Member Stephen Billett

5. ACEN Awards winners

6. Professional development

7. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

8. Linking Industry and University

9. Call for Papers for 2019 NZACE Conference

10. Student scholarship reflections for 2018

1. From the President

Judie Kay ACEN President

For those of you who joined us at the ACEN National Conference in Brisbane, I am sure you will agree with me that it was a very busy and richly rewarding few days. Many thanks again to Jude Smith and the Organising Committee for managing a superb conference with over 320 attending.

I also want to again congratulate Professor Stephen Billet for his thoroughly deserved ACEN Honorary Life Membership and to all the other award winners, many congratulations. The great news, for those that couldn’t join us in Brisbane, is that many of the presentations are now on the ACEN conference website.

Thank you to all the presenters who have so generously shared their slides, yet again proving that the ACEN Community is an amazingly supportive and collaborative one. With a suite of ACEN webinars and chapter events announced and more in planning there is no shortage of interesting professional development opportunities coming up.

In other news, last week there was a meeting of the National WIL Strategy Partners who were very appreciative of the ACEN University key WIL contacts list. This list attempts to streamline contacts for industry and a link to this list is being distributed through peak industry body websites and newsletters. Also at the WIL Strategy Partners meeting we were advised by Universities Australia that the National Data Collection report is nearing completion and will be sent to the Minister after which it will be released.

In addition, this week the ATN funded project investigating innovative and emerging models has launched a website with 29 Snapshots and a range of resources of these emerging models. These snapshots are also being distributed though peak industry bodies to encourage greater industry involvement in WIL .

Finally you will have received an email about the ACEN Board Elections, please vote to elect your Board Members. The AGM will take place on Nov 14th 2.30 (AEDT). I would encourage you also to attend. As always please contact me or any other ACEN Board if you have any queries or suggestions

Judie Kay

ACEN President

2. 2018 ACEN Conference - pics and presentations

2018 ACEN Conference

Two years in the planning (the gestation period for an elephant is about the same) and what an experience! Over 350 people came together to celebrate, engage, interrogate and examine work Integrated learning.

ACEN conference 2018

3. Nomination as an ACEN Director at 2018 AGM

PencilsNominations were called for up to FIVE eligible members to be elected as Directors at the ACEN Annual General Meeting. Ten nominations have been received and MEMBERS have received a voting link to Survey Monkey. Voting closes on November 7, 2018.

They are, in alphabetical order,


The new Directors take their place at the end of the Annual General Meeting which will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2.30pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Check local times

4. 2018 Life Member Stephen Billett

Stephen BillettHonorary Life membership recognises significant service and contribution to Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia and or internationally in areas of practice, pedagogy or research.

The 2018 ACEN Life Member was awarded to Professor Stephen Billett at the 2018 Conference in recognition of his contributions to research and scholarship around work, learning and higher education that have transformed the position of work-based and work-integrated learning within the discourse of higher education.

The history of his work presents a journey of transformation of the position of work and learning, with a movement away from considering this nexus as solely in the context of vocational education and training, to now being considered as a central element of university and higher education.

5. ACEN Awards

award winnersThe winners of the ACEN Awards were announced at the Conference. Congratulations to

Local Hero Award

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

Nominated by the University of Queensland

Collaboration Award

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

Nominated by Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Case Studies Award Winner

Peer2Peer: Interdisciplinary student teamwork

University of South Australia

6. Professional development

students walkingACEN Webinar ‘Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for assessing WIL’

Wednesday 31st October 2018

A presentation on an ACEN Grant awarded in 2016 on ‘Putting the trust into assessing work integrated learning – Developing a process for embedding Entrustable Professional Activities as an authentic form of assessing work integrated learning.’

Delivered by Assoc Prof Lisa Schmidt, Flinders University

taking blood pressureWorkshop 'Augmenting students learning through post-practicum educational processes: studies from the healthcare sector'

Presented by Monash University, Clayton Campus and ACEN

Thursday 8 November, 9:30 am to 1:00pm incl lunch

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.

Speaker: Professor Stephen Billett

ACEN D chapter meetingACEN Q Chapter Meeting and Networking Event

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ship Inn, South Bank 10:30am

ACEN Q committee invites all chapter members to

10:30am Arrival for morning tea

11:00am – 12 noon ACEN Committee meeting ' Vision discussion 'looking forward to 2019 and beyond'

12 noon - 1:00pm Extended/open invitation to other Qld members

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch

Enquiries: karen.robinson@griffith.edu.au

7. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management

Special Issue: Employability and employment outcomes as drivers of higher education practice: Implications for development of a future-capable workforce

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 December 2018

This special issue is edited by Associate Professor Denise Jackson and Professor Ruth Bridgstock and explores the policy focus on universities' employment outcomes, resultant strategies to enhance students' employability, and the impact of these on higher education practice.

8. Linking Industry and University

WIL contacts in universities is a page being developed to assist industry make direct contact with WIL people in universities.

It will be updated periodically.

9. Call for Papers for 2019 NZACE Conference

NZACE 2019 conference

'Our Place in the Future of Work' • April 16-17, 2019 • Wellington, New Zealand

Key dates

10. Student scholarship reflections for 2018

road and hillEach year ACEN awards eight $1500 scholarships to provide financial support for students undertaking a WIL placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their 2017/2018 university studies. Upon completion of the placement recipients are required to provide a reflection of the WIL experience which should

We are adding the reflections for 2018.