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.
ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research, scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders.
WIL and COVID-19 latest action ►
During the ACEN national conversation on work-integrated learning in June, we heard from representatives of over 30 tertiary education institutions about how they are responding to recent changes to higher education.
The research team from Deakin, RMIT and University of Tasmania, who are investigating virtual WIL for an ACEN funded research project, have released an interim guide to assist WIL practitioners who are newly offering placements and major projects online instead of face-to-face.
It has become evident within Higher Education and within (or in partnership with) the workplace, that there is a growing demand for an integration of learning within the workplace.
Project-based WIL is one of the most utlized modes of WIL across all fields.
Employers from across the globe will share strategies and innovations in response to COVID-19 on work integrated learning and offer perspectives on the longer term opportunities and impacts on WIL and the world of work moving forward.
ACEN Critical Conversations provides a platform for discussion around current issues facing WIL practitioners.
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ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research,
scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders.