21-22 OCTOBER 2024

Advancing Quality WIL for Learning and Employability in an Ever-Changing World

The ACEN Conference Committee together with the ACEN Board are pleased to announce the 2024 ACEN Conference will take place on 21 & 22 October 2024 in Sydney/Eora, Australia. The conference will be held at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, perfectly located in the heart of the CBD. This iconic Sydney luxury hotel is known as the best conference venue in Sydney and we can’t wait to see you there!

The ACEN Conference is focused on creating networking and professional learning opportunities to promote quality and excellence in WIL. We welcome participation from practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government representatives, involved in work integrated learning (WIL), collaborative education and career development learning in Australia and beyond.

As we continue to explore and advance our understanding of the nature and impact of quality WIL in practice, the ACEN 2024 conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn and network with like-minded colleagues. The future world of work will provide significant challenges and opportunities for our students, and quality WIL experience throughout the learning journey is paramount to enhancing graduate employability.

The four conference sub-themes align to the standards in the framework to support assurance of institution-wide quality in WIL and include: Quality Student WIL Experiences; Quality WIL Curriculum Design; Quality Institutional Practice, Leadership, Governance, and WIL Administrative Support; and Quality Stakeholder Engagement.

We look forward to welcoming national and international colleagues to share and combine our collective knowledge and experience towards advancing impactful quality WIL for all students.


ACEN Conference Support Grant Scheme

The ACEN Board invites researchers and practitioners to promote and exchange best practice in WIL at the 2024 ACEN conference. To help foster a vibrant and interactive conference, the ACEN Board is pleased to announce the availability of 10 Conference Support Grants, each worth $795, to cover the cost of conference registration for ACEN members. Applications for the ACEN Conference Support Grants are open to HDRs, ECRs and Professional (Non-Academic) Staff.