Abstract Submission - NAFEA Conference 2019
NAFEA is the national peak body for higher education staff involved in the logistics and administration of work integrated learning across Australia. Each year, the NAFEA conference brings together a range of stakeholders from across the WIL cycle including NAFEA members, WIL Researchers, placement providers and policy makers. The theme for the 2019 NAFEA National Conference is “Where there’s WIL, there’s a way”. The conference will explore current and future challenges associated with work-Integrated learning (WIL) / field experience with a particular focus on regional, rural and remote WIL and issues related to equity and access to WIL. The conference sessions will focus on a broad range of topics related to WIL in the context of the National WIL Strategy, increasing demands for WIL, and the seemingly increasing risks. The conference will provide a forum for practitioners, administrators and other allies to discuss strategies, innovations and practices.

Presentations, break-out sessions and workshops are welcomed on the broader theme of the conference as well as related to:

• Access to and administration of regional, rural or remote WIL opportunities;
• Inclusive and innovative practices in delivering or administering WIL;
• Strategies to address challenges of access and inclusion in upscaling WIL;
• Addressing issues of inclusiveness, diversity, and health and well-being of staff, students and supervisors;
• Addressing issues of employability and student labour contributions;
• Risk mitigation and risk management of WIL experiences;
• Facilitating and administering multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinary WIL in innovative and emerging contexts;


Abstract submissions are welcomed from a wide range of contributors representing the range of WIL stakeholders including NAFEA members, placement providers and supervisors (teachers, health practitioners), community organisations, government, WIL researchers, academics and practitioners. Members are encouraged to facilitate or present at the conference to share their practices, strategies and experience with other members. Members can apply to NAFEA for funding to present at the conference through the NAFEA Professional Development Program.

Paper presentations should relate to the theme or one of the sub-themes of the conference. Presentations will be 30 minutes in duration (including questions). Longer presentations will be considered at the discretion of the organising committee.

Break-out sessions should be interactive and explore a particular topic. Break-out sessions will be one hour in duration.

Workshops will be conducted prior to the commencement of the conference and include hands-on/practical sessions that share good practices and processes etc. Workshops can be one or more hours in duration (please indicate proposed duration on the form below).

Use the form below to submit your abstract of 100-150 words.

Questions? Please contact admin@nafea.org.au


For all submissions: In text citations are welcome but inclusion of a reference list is unnecessary.

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Presenter Bio (max 100 words) *
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Submissions are encouraged from a wide range of stakeholders interested in Work Integrated Learning in Australia. Funding is available for NAFEA members to present at the conference through the NAFEA Professional Development Program. Information on membership and the Professional Development Program is available at http://nafea.org.au
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