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Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness

The ‘Impact of WIL on Student Work-readiness’ OLT funded project concluded in 2014 with findings that validated the impact of WIL on the preparedness of graduates for the workforce.

An extension grant: ‘Developing strategies to maximise industry contribution and engagement with the WIL experience’ was awarded in 2015. This project further investigated WIL curriculum frameworks and ways to enhance the capacity of industry to support students undertaking WIL.

WIL in Science and Lighthouse Projects

Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia To improve participation of science students in WIL, the Australian Council of Deans of Science and the Chief Scientist have funded six Lighthouse projects. The Lighthouse projects are action-learning...

Working Together for Better WIL outcomes

The overarching aim of this twelve-month project, funded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was to develop industry understanding of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and assess the support needed by employers to better engage in WIL. Data gathered in a...

WIL: Financial Stress Associated with Student Placements

ACEN Research Grant Work Integrated Learning in Social Work and Human Services: An Assessment of Financial Stress Associated with Student Placements Mark Brough, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Phil Crane, Eleesa Johnstone and Greg Marston School of Public Health and Social...

Enhancing WIL Outcomes for International Students

Report by Dr Denise Jackson and Professor Ken Greenwood, Edith Cowan University This project canvassed employer, academic and student perspectives on current practice, challenges and barriers to managing Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students in...

Third party provider engagement

There has been sector-wide recognition of the increased need for a streamlined, quality-assured process for engagement with third party providers (TPP) to minimise duplication of effort and maximise outcomes for students. The Australian Collaborative Education Network...

Pre-Place Placement Preparation

Pre-Place is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary online program designed to provide workplace intelligence to tertiary students prior to an  industry placement. The program covers university  policy requirements and procedures such as work health and safety; problem...

2010 Conference proceedings

ACEN 2010 National Conference ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges’ 2010 Conference proceedings September 27 – October 1, 2010 Curtin University, Bentley Campus Perth, Western...

2008 Conference proceedings

WACE Asia Pacific Conference 2008 ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures Practice … Pedagogy … Partnerships’ hosted by the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) 30 September — 3 October 2008 Manly Pacific Hotel,...

FWO fact sheets

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Office has a range of fact sheets that provide information about unpaid work within the workplace. Current fact sheets include: Student placements Unpaid work Unpaid work – hair and beauty industry Unpaid work – hospitality...

Professional journals

Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships www.ceiainc.org The Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships is dedicated to the advancement of work-integrated learning, to a strong focus on research associated with work-integrated learning, and the...

Other national associations

New Zealand www.nzace.ac.nz NZACE is a non-profit organisation that promotes co-operative education to education providers, business and industry and government in New Zealand. Thailand www.tace.or.th South Africa www.sasce.co.za The Southern African Society for...

HERDSA Guide – Work Integrated Learning in the Curriculum

Edited by Sonia Ferns Work integrated learning (WIL) connects students with industry, business, government and community with the intention of creating authentic learning experiences that strengthen students’ capacity to develop work-ready skills. WIL has emerged as a...

Work Integrated Learning: Workload and Recognition Review

Work-Integrated-Learning–Workload-and-Recognition-Review By Merrelyn Bates (Griffith University) 12 February 2010 The purpose of this document is to report the findings of a survey directed to WIL staff (both academic and general) across the Griffith University...

Common Best Practice Code for High-Quality Internships

UK Code of Practice The FWO presentation by Professors Andrew Stewart and Rosemary Owens of Adelaide University referred to a 2011 UK document UK-Best-Practice-Code-for-High-Quality-Internships This common best practice code has been developed in response to the Final...

Fair Work Ombudsman’s Report

‘The nature and prevalence of unpaid work experience, internships and trial periods in Australia. Experience or Exploitation’ A report commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman into the nature, prevalence and regulation of unpaid work experience, internships and trial...

Work-Integrated Learning: Three Perspectives – Canada

The University of Waterloo and Work-Integrated Learning: Three Perspectives The report presents findings from 3 surveys which sought to get the perspectives of all key stakeholders in WIL: students, staff in Universities and employers. The report outlines motivations,...

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