Executive responsibilities

Information for prospective Board Members

See also Code of Conduct for Directors


To lead the advancement of Work Integrated Learning in Australia through collaboration with the higher and vocational education sectors, students, industry, community and government. ACEN exists to:

  • Enhance the student learning experience;
  • Recognise and promote excellence in work integrated learning including curriculum, scholarship, research, innovation and evaluation;
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and sharing of knowledge relevant to work-integrated learning;

Promote co-operative partnerships between industry and educational institutions, students and governments both nationally and internationally

ACEN Board

The Board is comprised of up to eleven Directors. Up to five are elected by the membership and one is elected from each of the five chapters. In addition, the Board may appoint one additional Director.


  • President (elected by the Board)
  • Chair of Finance and Audit (elected by the Board)
  • Company secretary (appointed by the Board)

Plus sub-committees (as determined by the Board from time to time)

  • Research and Scholarship (includes research grants and the symposium)
  • Communications and Membership (includes communications, website and social media)
  • Professional Learning and Resources (includes webinars, case studies, resources and masterclasses)
  • Student Scholarships and Awards
  • Finance and Audit (includes budget, finance)

Commitment of Board Members

  • Must be prepared to devote time to the role in an honorary capacity
  • Should be familiar with the workings of committees
  • Should have leadership experience
  • Must be a member of ACEN
  • Must have the support of the employing institution to undertake the roles and responsibilities of the position
  • Be prepared to take an active part in Board sub-committees.
  • Must attend Board meetings

Updated February 2019