Strategic Plan


Objectives Strategies Actions
1. Lead the promotion and enhancement of WIL throughout Australia. Advocate for WIL
  • Engage with government and industry bodies.
  • Advocate for WIL at national and international events
Expand ACEN membership
  • Comprehensive engagement through multiple communication channels.
  • Hold a National WIL Conference every two years including a Research Symposium.
  • Promote membership via events and staff contacts in Universities.
Maintain and support state chapters
  • Support through promotion and resourcing of state events.
Engage with international associations
  • Expand collaboration and enhance communication with national associations globally.
  • Active involvement and advocacy for ACEN through WACE Board membership.
Promote the WIL Leadership Framework
2. Facilitate knowledge sharing and practice in WIL for the improvement of the student experience. Support the sharing of effective practice in WIL.
  • Through regular state events, webinars including online engagement opportunities
  • Develop a comprehensive professional learning program
Contribute to enhancing student access to WIL.
  • Provision of scholarships to assist students with WIL placements.
Support student success in WIL.
  • Success stories on website and in newsletters.
Advance and promote the use of technologies for WIL
  • Increased use of innovative technologies.
  • Increased use of online engagement opportunities and LinkedIn.
3. Enhance the involvement of employers/host organisations with tertiary education in the provision of WIL opportunities. Contribute to enhancing the quality of WIL experiences for all stakeholders.
  • Develop resources and tools to support WIL
  • Develop generic informational guidelines and develop resources to enhance engagement with host organisations.
  • Provide a platform for the exchange of information in relation to WIL practice.
Identify, showcase and promote effective partnerships
  • Proactively collaborate with partners to lead National WIL Strategy and implement strategies nationally to support WIL
  • Ensure employer representatives are at ACEN events
Advocate for ongoing evaluation and impact
4. Lead and support WIL research and scholarship. Identify and advance research and scholarship in priority areas.
  • Establish mechanisms to assist in identifying areas of research priority.
  • Review and endorse proposals consistent with ACEN guidelines.
Endorse and support research and scholarship proposals and projects.
  • Incorporate key research
  • outcomes in the ACEN newsletter.
Support the dissemination of findings from research and projects to the sector.
  • Encourage publication in relevant journals.
5. Ensure ACEN remains a robust sustainable organisation. Implement robust governance and financial systems.
  • Develop an annual budget framework to further the aims of ACEN.
Develop a succession plan.
  • Clear and transparent accountability through sound corporate practices and timely financial reporting.
  • Clear roles and responsibilities and well defined procedures for decision making.
  • Maintain strong membership to ensure financial sustainability.