The winners were announced on Friday 30th September at the 2016 ACEN National Conference in Sydney.

The National WIL Awards recognise the contribution that organisations make to work-integrated learning. There are two categories; The Collaboration Award, and the Local Hero Award.

The Collaboration Award

The Collaboration Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is collaborating with a university to provide a sustained and significant contribution to WIL.

The three finalists are:

  • Hunter New England Local Health District, Central Coast Local Health District and Mid North Coast Local Health District nominated by The University of Newcastle.
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Physiotherapy Department nominated by Curtin University.
  • The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory nominated by Macquarie University.

The winner is


Local Hero

Awarded to a small-medium enterprise (SME; 0-199 employees) partner that is contributing to WIL beyond the expectations of the size of their organisation.

The three finalists are:

  • Bakehouse Studios nominated by RMIT University.
  • Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd (Newcastle Division) nominated by The University of Newcastle.
  • Institute for Respiratory Health nominated by Curtin University.

The winner is