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  • Welcome

    Engaging diverse students in Work Integrated Learning

    Building institutional capacity to enhance access, participation and progression in Work Integrated Learning (WIL): An Office for Learning and Teaching Funded Project.

    Support for this webinar has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views in this webinar do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

  • Chair: Sonia Ferns, Curtin, ACEN WA

    Co-moderator: Dr Deborah Peach, QUT, Project Leader

    Guest Speaker: Amanda Willis, Curtin University

    Discussion Facilitator: Judy Hartley, Griffith University

    Webinar 19 March 2014

    Welcome. The session will begin shortly... Please use the Audio Setup Wizard utility from the Tools menu to configure your microphone and headphones/speakers. If you’re having set-up problems, raise your hand using the button that looks like this  Dave will help you. (It’s located beneath the list of participants.)

    This Webinar will form part of the data collection in the OLT Project, with parts of the Webinar being digitally recorded. All participants should be aware that attending the Webinar will be considered consent to use, for the purposes of the project, any information gathered.

    Sonia Ferns Deborah Peach Dave Spann

  • Blackboard Collaborate - Participant view

  • Where are you?

  • • Welcome & Introductions Sonia Ferns, Curtin University • Project Overview Dr Deborah Peach, QUT • Equity in Work Integrated Learning Amanda Willis, Curtin University • Discussion with Judy Hartley, Griffith University • Conclusion Sonia Ferns • Feedback poll


  • The Project Team

    Dr Deborah Peach Project Leader, QUT

    Matthew Campbell Project Co-Leader, Griffith University

    Dr Keri Moore Project Co-Leader, Southern Cross University

    Dr Theresa Winchester-Seeto Project Team Member, Macquarie University

    Sonia Ferns Project Team Member, Curtin University

    Jacqueline Mackaway Research Assistant, Macquarie University

    Lainie Groundwater Project Officer, QUT

  • Guest Speaker: Amanda Willis

    Ms Amanda Willis is Director, Corporate Values and Equity at

    Curtin University. With qualifications in Human Resource

    Management she has worked as a Human Resource

    Management and Equity practitioner in the government and

    higher education sectors. She is a past National Convenor of

    the Equal Opportunity Practitioners In Higher Education

    Association (Australia and New Zealand), and was a part-time

    member of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal of Western Australia.

    In 2002, Amanda was one of five national finalists nominated by

    the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency for

    the Diversity Leader for the Advancement of Women category

    of the EOWA Business Achievement Awards.

  • 2014

    Equity in Work Integrated Learning


    • Flexibility (accommodating multiple needs and circumstances)

    • Support

    • Loyalty (to our students first)

    • Educating employers about equity


  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

  • Thank you for listening!

  • Discussion with Judy Hartley Ms Judy Hartley, Manager Student Equity Services, Griffith University In her role as Manager, Student Equity Services, Judy Hartley jointly manages the work of Griffith University’s Student Equity Services team which delivers the University’s core equity programs involving outreach, preparation, transition and support activities. Judy has held leadership roles in the tertiary education sector at national and state levels as President of the Tertiary Education Disability Council of Australia and the Higher Education Disability Network of Queensland and is currently the Chair of the Educational Access Working Party for the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

  • Discussion Prompts

     How do you think the statement of intent might impact on the current development and implementation of WIL?

     What strategies have been implemented to build

    institutional capacity in relation to WIL?

     What are some of the most effective strategies to encourage and enhance the engagement and full participation of students from diverse backgrounds in WIL?

  • Judie Kay

    President, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Assistant Director Career Development and Employment RMIT

  • ACEN 2014 Conference

  • Conclusion ACEN Q Symposium

    Further information: http://acen.edu.au/

  • Feedback Poll: Yes or No

    1. Have you used Blackboard Collaborate before?

    2. Did you find the session interesting and engaging?

    3. Would you attend another ACEN Webinar?

  • Thanks and Farewell

    We look forward to working with you as the project progresses.