The Edge on Innovation Create. Activate. Collaborate

The Edge Project explored how university students can develop and evidence enterprise and entrepreneurship capabilities through work integrated learning (WIL) to give students the edge for an ever-evolving and complex future.

The resources include four learning modules, eight case studies of enterprise and entrepreneurial WIL, and five assessment and evidencing strategy snapshots. This website also includes information about the peer review process which guided the creation of these resources.

WIL innovationInnovative WIL Models

This Australian Technology Network (ATN) Project in partnership with Australian Industry Group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce has investigated innovative ways of engaging students from tertiary institutions for placements or projects particularly for small to medium enterprises and community partners.

The  resources include snapshots of both curricula and co-curricula examples of the 5 innovative WIL models with industry and community engagement with tertiary institutions. There are also snapshots of two key emerging features: stakeholder engagement, brokerage and deep partnership models as well as a self-assessment guide for institutions.

WPL Get Engaged logoWorkplace Learning: Get Engaged

Get Engaged is an online resource for practitioners who supervise university students in their workplace as part of a university degree.

Its purpose is to help you make the most of your effort in student supervision through building really good engagement strategies with universities and students but also with your colleagues.

Impact of WIL on Student Work-readiness

The OLT funded project findings validated the impact of WIL on the preparedness of graduates for the workforce in both placements and simulations.

An extension grant: Developing strategies to maximise industry contribution and engagement with the WIL experience further investigated WIL curriculum frameworks and ways to enhance the capacity of industry to support students undertaking WIL.

Building institutional capacity to enhance access, participation and progression in WIL

The OLT project aimed to translate inclusive education principles into the work-integrated learning (WIL) context in order to improve student access, participation and progression. The project used a strategic approach across four levels: principles, policies, guidelines, and procedures to support students from diverse backgrounds in the disciplines of built environment, business and health.