Register and pay for the 2014 ACEN Conference – October 1-3 on the Gold Coast.
Research Symposium – September 29
Pre-conference workshops – September 30.
The Erasmus funded Work Based Learning as an Integrated Curriculum (WBLIC) project is coming to an end there are some outputs which may be of interest:
- An overview of work-based learning in Europe which highlights the need for a common framework to capture the essential characteristics of a range of forms of WBL to inform policy development, implementation and evaluation at the national and European levels
- A number of unique case studies from European partners in seven states describing the curriculum development cycle and reflecting WBLIC specific programmes across a range of disciplines, levels and duration
- An evidence informed Framework for Good Practice designed to articulate a set of indicative principles and practice guidelines to raise awareness of WBL and inform the development of WBLIC in Higher Education
Resources including ‘A Framework for Good Practice’
ACEN moves to a company limited by guarantee
ACEN is now a company limited by guarantee (a common structure for national not-for-profit organisations). Consequently there will be changes made to various aspects of the website as we update logos, titles and terminology. Otherwise it’s business as usual.
Fair Work Ombudsman – Invitation to comment
ACEN members played an active role in assisting the research undertaken for the report ‘Experience or Exploitation: The Nature, Prevalence and Regulation of Unpaid Work Experience, Internships and Trial Periods in Australia’.
Now the FWO seeks feedback on some draft fact sheet resources being prepared by them. The resources will provide more guidance to the sector in relation to issues relating to WIL and FWA.
ACEN awards five scholarships of $1,500 annually to support students undertaking WIL. In 2013 the focus was again on students who undertake WIL in a regional or remote area of Australia.
Pre-Place Preparation Program resource
Pre-Place is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary online program designed to provide workplace intelligence to tertiary students prior to an industry placement. The program, produced by Flinders University, covers university policy requirements and procedures such as work health and safety; problem solving skills and professional attitudes and skills.