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Global WIL - Professional Development for WIL Practitioners

posted on November 12, 2019


Would you like to undertake professional development in WIL?

Do you have staff looking for professional development?

Opportunity to collaborate with a network of international colleagues

Ideal for all practitioners – whether new to WIL or experienced



Expression of interest and registration:

  • Expressions of interest - use our form on our website – at anytime. You will be asked which modules interest you. 

  • Closing date for registration: 11th February, 2020 (March modules) and 21st September, 2020 (October modules)

Places may be limited. This may restrict participation to one module at a time.

Administration and set-up charge: AU$100 for members of the national associations named below; $175 for other participants. Charge payable on acceptance for a module after registration.

See our website for details

Any queries?  Contact use through our online contact form.

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Modules March – May 2020

Dimensions of Quality for Work-Integrated Learning (First offered in 2019)

  • Provides practitioners with the opportunity to explore the concept of quality in a WIL context from the perspective of all stakeholders and to reflect on practice and identify improvements to the quality of WIL programs.  Considers quality from the perspective of the student, educator, employer/host organisation, educator, institution and government.

Learning and Assessment in Work-Integrated Learning (New module for 2020)

  • Designing an assessment profile to evidence authentic learning including consideration of the nature of learning, WIL pedagogy, the purpose of assessment, challenges of implementing authentic assessment in the context of curriculum design.

Modules October – November 2020

Global Perspectives in Work-Integrated Learning (First offered in 2015)

  • Provides practitioners the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the relationship between WIL and learning theory: how theory can inform WIL practice, models of WIL and current issues in WIL practice.

Industry and Community Engagement for Work-Integrated Learning (First offered in 2017)

  • Provides practitioners with the opportunity to further their understanding of the importance of industry and community engagement for WIL and of strategies to enhance this engagement.  Challenges and opportunities for industry and community engagement are considered.

All modules contain a strong emphasis on application of academic WIL literature to practice.

Modules are presented in English through online study – approx 20 hour’s preparation & participation. Module descriptors and sample timetables and an overview of modules.

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The copyright for these modules is held by the owners of This module was developed and is presented by representatives of four national associations: Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN); Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL); New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education (NZACE); The Vilar Network (Sweden)