This event for ACEN members, is aimed at university staff involved with WIL, including academics, administrators and lawyers. It will cover risks associated with work based placements including liability for workplace safety, protecting students against discrimination, harassment and bullying, managing intellectual property and the extent to which other workplace entitlements and protections extend to student WIL participants. The intersection of various areas of law (such as labour and education law) between different jurisdictions, and between public ordering (legislation, role of agencies such as FWO, decisions of courts and tribunals) and the role of universities, will be explored.

Date: Friday 30 November
Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Monash University, Room 231, Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton Campus, Vic 3800 Map


9.00-9.30am Registration

9.30-10.30am The regulatory framework and labour-related risks of WIL – Prof Andrew Stewart, The University of Adelaide Law School.

10.30-11.00am Morning tea

11.00-1.00pm Workshop – Identifying and managing placement risks in WIL – Dr Craig Cameron, Griffith University.


Prof Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a Legal Consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. One of Australia’s leading experts in employment law and workplace relations, his books include Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law and Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law. His current research includes an Australian Research Council-funded project, with Adelaide Law School colleagues Rosemary Owens, Anne Hewitt and Joanna Howe, on the regulation of unpaid work experience. He has co-authored major reports on this topic for the Fair Work Ombudsman (2013), the Department of Employment (2016) and the International Labour Organization (2018).   

Dr Craig Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law at Griffith University and Corporate Counsel for the Dental Services Network, advising on corporate and employment issues.  Craig has served as a Program Director within the Griffith Business School, and as a creator and co-ordinator of WIL programs in Accounting, Financial Planning and Economics. In terms of research, Craig has published extensively in the WIL field on topics including: labour regulation, legal risk and risk management in WIL programs; industry relationships; and generic skills development and self-efficacy of business students.

Catering: Coffee and morning tea provided. Please supply any dietary requirements when registering

This event is likely to be in high demand, early registration is advised.

Cost: Free to ACEN members

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