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

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

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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).


Join the workshops online

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ACEN WA workshop – ‘Simulated Learning’

ACEN WA workshop – ‘Simulated Learning’

The presenters will discuss their work using simulated learning in Education, Business, Nursing and Forensics.


Adding value to nurse’s second year case study scenarios with synchronous responses allowing students to practice questioning techniques that reveal key medical and personal information from families.

Sue Ledger PhD, Murdoch University

Sue Ledger PhD, Murdoch University


As part of “talent search interviewing” and using positions currently advertised on Seek a simulation interview is conducted. Students then receive a video of their interactions for reflective practice purposes.

Associate Professor Antonia Girardi, Murdoch University

Associate Professor Antonia Girardi, Murdoch University


Taking forensic investigation into an online simulated environment to engage students in problem solving and discussion. A simulated crime scene engages students in authentic and exploratory learning experience.

Professor Simon Lewis and Diana Taylor, Curtin University

Professor Simon Lewis and Diana Taylor, Curtin University


Using Virtual Reality students take virtual field trips to explore, experience and develop a deeper understanding of the content. Using Augmented Reality, students explore objects and simulations up close, making the abstract, concrete. All this, for free…!

Zina Cordery, Edith Cowan University

Zina Cordery, Edith Cowan University

Date: Friday 22nd February 2019.

Time: 9:30 to 12:30 followed by lunch

Venue: Murdoch University, Launch Pad

Cost: Free to ACEN members*

For further information please contact: J.Wootton@murdoch.edu.au

* Check if your institution is a member

WA Universities

Proceedings of 2018 ACEN Conference

Proceedings of 2018 ACEN Conference

All papers reproduced in these proceedings have been independently blind peer reviewed, by at least two peer reviewers, with consideration for HERDC reporting requirements: EI Conference Publication – Full Paper, Refereed.

All abstracts and papers reproduced in these proceedings were presented at the ACEN National Conference held in Brisbane, Queensland between October 3rd and October 5th 2018.

Full proceedings

ACEN 2020 Conference EoI

ACEN 2020 Conference EoI

Invitation to submit a proposal to host the 2020 ACEN Conference

ACEN will be holding a conference in 2020 and universities in the eastern states are invited to submit a proposal for the hosting of the event.

The proposal must reach ACEN admin@acen.edu.au by Friday, March 29, 2019 and it will be considered at the Board meeting scheduled for April 3, 2019.

Global Professional Development for WIL practitioners

Global Professional Development for WIL practitioners

Online study with international colleagues

Three modules being offered early in 2019

  • Global Perspectives in Work-Integrated Learning

    Provides practitioners the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the relationship between WIL and learning theory; and how theory informs WIL from a global perspective.

  • Industry/Community Engagement for WIL

    Provides practitioners the opportunity to further their understanding the fundamental importance of industry/community engagement for WIL and to improve strategies to enhance this engagement.

  • Dimensions of Quality for WIL – new module for 2019

    Provides practitioners with the opportunity to explore the concept of quality in a WIL context from the perspective of all stakeholders and to reflect on practice and identify improvements to the quality of WIL programs.

Expressions of interest close on 18th February, 2019.

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