Our Place in the Future of Work!

April 16-17, 2019 | Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand


The annual conference of NZACE Inc. is noted as a supportive and inspirational conference focused on cooperative and work-integrated education for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government.

Our 2019 Keynote Speaker

We are proud to announce the speaker for 2019:

  • The Honorable Grant Robertson
    Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation,
    Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

International Conference 2019 Schedule

Day 1 | April 16th, 2019

8:30 am


Registration and time to catch up with others.

9:45 am
Jenny Fleming


Opening Mihi (Formal Greeting)

10:00 am
The Honorable Grant Robertson


Keynote Message delivered by The Honorable Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

10:30 am
Open Session


Keynote discussion groups and Morning Tea

11:00 – 11:20 am
Mike Ross, Industry Training Federation


Observations on the future of workplace training.

11:20 – 11:45 am
James Mackay and Mary Fawcett


The development of a transformative degree apprenticeship in Engineering.

11:45 – 12:15 pm
Yi-Chien Vita Tsai, Amanda Gordon, Alvin Yeo, Elaine Khoo, Yu-Cheng Tu & Gill Dobbie


Fostering development of transferable skills: Experience of Auckland ICT Graduate School. 
(Includes 15 minute Discussion)

12:15 – 12:25 pm
Craig D’Souza


Quantum IT

12:30 – 1:35 pm



1:40 – 2:05 pm
Kristina Hoeppner, Catalyst


The WIL portfolio: Experiences and ideas.

2:05 – 2:20 pm
Diana Ayling, Denisa Hebblethwaite and Kerry Kirkland


Back to the Future: Business workplace competencies revisited.

2:20 – 2:35 pm
Kimberly Park and Simon Middlemas


Creative assessment tools for Work Integrated Learning.

2:35 – 3:10 pm
Lynette Hodges, Andrew Martin and Malcolm Rees


Improving people’s lives through an exercise prescription program.
(Includes 15 minute discussion)

3:10 – 3:30 pm


Afternoon Tea

3:35 – 3:50 pm
Priscilla Davis-Ngatai


Applied Work-Integrated Learning.

3:50 – 4:05 pm
David Skelton, Regan Cotter and Tom Hartley


City Student Studio: A student/industry/local body studio collaboration.

4:05 – 4:20 pm
Catherine Snell-Siddle, Sarah Snell and Angela Bingham


The development hub: An online approach for Work Integrated Learning and Learning Integrated Work.

4:30 – 5:15 pm



6:30 pm
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Conference Dinner and Student Guest Speakers.

International Conference 2019 Schedule

Day 2 | April 17th, 2019

9:30 am
Jenny Fleming



9:35 – 10:25 am
An overview and interactive session.


The Role of WIL in the Proposed Reforms for Vocational Education.

10:25 – 10:45 am
Andrew Martin, Malcolm Rees, Jenny Fleming, Karsten Zegwaard and Karen Vaughan


Better WIL supervisors, better WIL students.

10:45 – 11:10 am
Andrew Martin and Kath Hay


The reflective practitioner: Teaching portfolio development of WIL.

11:10 – 11:25 am


Morning Tea

11:25 – 11:50 am
Gina Robertson


Re-imaging work-integrated learning: Innovation in delivery.

11:55 – 12:05 pm
Natcha Mahapoonyanont


Integration of teaching, academic services & research to reinforce professional learning community: WIL for teachers’ students.

12:05 – 12:30 pm
Simon Lowe, Claudia Munro and Lee Henley


International social work placements – developing competence.

12:30 – 1:30 pm



1:30 – 1:55 pm
Gillian Schroeter


DRAMA in W.I.L changes lives.

1:55 – 2:20 pm
Diana Kirton


Development of the Industry Cooperative Booklet.

2:20 – 2:45 pm
Faith Valencia-Forrester


Flipped WIL: A model for inclusive WIL in journalism education.

2:45 – 2:55 pm


Short Break

2:55 – 3:10 pm
Megan Roberts and Yvonne Wood


The detail is in the data: WIL placement insight.

3:10 – 3:35 pm
Carine Stewart, Nicole Mouat, Dr Ewa Kusmierczyk and Dr Kathryn Sutherland


Preparing students for the future of work through evidence-based WIL practice.

3:35 – 3:45 pm
Jenny Fleming


Conference Closing. Presentation of the Allister McLay Best Paper Award.

3:45 pm


Afternoon Tea

Where It’s At

Te Papa Museum
55 Cable Street
Wellington, NZ 6011

Major Sponsors

Thanks to our major sponsors for their support