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2018 NAFEA Conference: WIL 2020 & Beyond

28 - 30 November 2018


Student Scholarship Applications Now Open

Applications close 30 September 2018


I am so grateful to have been supported by the NAFEA and rewarded with a Scholarship.

GeorginaMasters student

I am incredibly grateful for the NAFEA Team that made it financially possible

BenEducation student

Completing a clinical placement in a remote setting provided me with the opportunity to learn clinical skills, advantageous to my learning.

LauraClinical placement

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the NAFEA team and hope my experiences encourage prospective applicants.

Education placement

I could not recommend a rural placement more, and only wish I could go back and do it all over again!

AngelaAudiology placement

I encourage all students to attend a rural placement, where you can enhance your knowledge and skills and develop your own positive impression of life in a rural community.

KimOccupational Therapy student

Thank you to the NAFEA team who provided me with the support and assistance needed for this to happen.

CharlotteNursing student


The National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc. (NAFEA) was formed in 2003 to represent tertiary administrators engaged in the logistical placement of students for field experiences. Although participants at the inaugural conference held in Brisbane in 2003 were primarily teacher education administrators, interest was sparked from a wide range of disciplines also managing field experience programs.

The issues and problems surrounding the logistical organisation of field experience programs were echoed across all disciplines. Membership of the Association now includes administrators and academic staff from a wide range of disciplines.

The primary aims of NAFEA are:

  • To facilitate an annual conference for work integrated learning (WIL) / field experience administrators;
  • To provide a network and support reference point;
  • To raise awareness of the role of WIL / field experience administrators;
  • To lobby government and employer groups, in partnership with other collegiate societies, organisations and companies, in relation to relevant issues and policies on field placements;
  • To provide opportunities and funding, such as scholarships, grants and awards, to support WIL / field experience administrators, students and industry partners; and,
  • To facilitate a national forum by sharing ideas, concerns, strategies, innovations, experience and expertise.

Congratulations Cheryl Hough – NAFEA Outstanding Award Winner 2017

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Curtin University’s Cheryl Hough was announced as the recipient of the 2017 National Association of Field Experience Administrators Outstanding Award (NAFEA) at the annual conference in Adelaide on 14 July 2017.

Cheryl Hough has been in the Field Experience area since 1982. She leads a School Placement team whose work is integral to the functioning and the reputation of the School of Education and Curtin University. Well done, Cheryl! Well deserved.

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