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. WIL currently exists in various forms including:
Industry based learning
Community based learning
ACEN provides strategic leadership for work-integrated learning research, scholarship and practice in Australia, for its members and other stakeholders.
University of Technology Sydney
Chair of Finance and Audit
University of Queensland
University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The ACEN Board at the November 2020 Two Day Board meeting held over Zoom.
L to R: (top row) Cate Clifford, Laura Johns (admin), Annette Marlow, Michelle Eady, Bonnie Dean, (middle row) Anna Rowe, Franziska Trede, Denise Jackson, Leoni Russell, (bottom row) Sharon Scott, Susan Rowland, Matthew Campbell.
The ACEN Board at the February 2020 face-to-face meeting in Melbourne.
L to R: Bonnie Dean, Matthew Campbell (back row), Sonia ferns(front row), Leoni Russell, Cate Clifford (back row), Sharon Scott (front row), Anna Rowe, Michelle Eady (back row), Franziska Trede (front row), Denise Jackson, Susan Rowland, Annette Marlow (back row), Don MacDowall (Admin). Absent: Robert Ewers (Company Secretary)
2019 ACEN Board at a face-to-face meeting in Brisbane, October 2019. Back row: Faith Valencia-Forrester, Judie Kay, Susan Rowland, Chris Gonsalvez, Anna Rowe. Middle row: Franziska Trede, Sonia Ferns, Jude Smith, Don MacDowall (Admin) Front row: Sharon Scott. Absent: Denise Jackson, Robert Ewers (Company Secretary).
Constitution and by laws 2016
special general meeting
In September 2016 changes were made to the constitution and approved by members. This now means the Chapters are governed by Bylaws drawn up in consultation with the Chapters. These bylaws can be changed on a motion of the Board whereas previously they were embedded in the constitution and any change required a General Meeting of ACEN.
Company limited by guarantee
ACEN is a company limited by guarantee (a common structure for national not-for-profit organisations) ABN 89 834 663 369 ACN 143 075 932
At the Special General Meeting, held by teleconference on June 5, 2013 the members passed the motions required to move ACEN from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.
The ACEN constitution was approved by ASIC on November 6, 2013.