Service-learning (SL) at Australian universities is growing as an approach to Work-integrated Learning.

We are pleased to confirm that a Service-learning network has been established and Griffith University will host a Summit at its Gold Coast campus this November to support universities to expand SL opportunities for their students.

For further information please contact:

Registrations now open

Service-learning Australia Summit

an opportunity to enhance Service-learning (SL) and Community Engagement (CE) in the Australian context

  • meet colleagues working in SL and CE to share practice
  • discuss how SL and Work-integrated Learning practices align and/or differ
  • share research on the transformative effects of SL and CE
  • workshop the challenges and successful responses of SL and CE activities
  • sharing results of the national desktop audit on SL in Australia

The Summit

A lively dynamic two days of discussion and workshops that will build your professional skills in delivering SL and CE activities.

Abstracts or proposals invited for:

  • ted-type talks
  • humans of SL
  • student voice
  • range of workshops
  • think-a-thons
  • co-creating workshop agendas
  • world-cafes
  • personal introspectives

Keynote Speaker: Richard Kiely

Richard will share his expertise on the transformative effects of SL

Senior Fellow in the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) in Cornell University

  • Co-editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
  • Co-author: Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad (2018)



Registration: $585

Want to be involved in the program?

Contact: Carol-Joy Patrick: or Rosie McGregor