2018 NAFEA Conference: WIL 2020 & Beyond

28 - 30 November 2018


Student Scholarship Applications Now Open

Applications close 30 September 2018

2018 NAFEA Conference

The 2018 NAFEA Conference will be held 28-30 November at the Vibe Savoy Melbourne. The theme of the conference is “WIL 2020 and Beyond”. The conference will explore current and future challenges associated with Work Integrated Learning / Field Experience and will provide a forum for practitioners, administrators and other allies to discuss strategies, innovations and practices. The conference sessions will focus on how universities and industry will be able to meet anticipated future needs and challenges. Presentations, break-out sessions and workshops are welcomed on the broader theme of the conference as well as related to:

  • Innovative practices in delivering or administering work integrated learning;
  • Facilitating and administering multi-/inter-/trans-disciplinary work integrated learning;
  • Challenges and strategies to upscaling work integrated learning;
  • Addressing issues of inclusiveness, diversity, and health and well-being of staff, students and supervisors;
  • Addressing issues of employability and student labour contributions.

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).

Break-out session abstracts should include an overview of the topic and some of the questions you would like to explore as part of the session. Break-out sessions will be one hour in duration.

Workshops will explore and discuss topics of interest, including sharing best practice etc.

Conference delegates wishing to stay at the Vibe Savoy will receive 15% off the best available rate for any accommodation rooms during the conference.

To make your booking, phone or email the hotel directly and request to speak to the reservations team:
Ph: (03) 9622 8888
Email: melbourne@vibehotels.com.au

Register for the 2018 Conference here.

Draft Program Overview

*Times are subject to change

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Welcome Drinks

Thursday, 29 November 2018

8:30am – 5pm:

Conference Dinner

Friday, 30 November 2018

8:30am – 12:30pm:

Draft Program Abstracts

*Subject to change



Alexis Foster-Gerrard Transition to Clinical Practice
Gail Bool Aligning student placement communications for success
Darren Brown, Laura Zubair, Anne Tran Rethinking WIL for Block Mode Delivery -The VU Future WIL project.
Fiona Simpson, Julia Cleghorn Enhancing internship and career prospects for students in STEM from Low SES and under-represented backgrounds
Lucrezia Marino Delivering WIL in a business course as an intensive subject rather than an internship.
Tina Kostecki, Annie Venville, Bernardine Lynch,  Elizabeth Santhanam Listening to our partners in allied health: Evidencing student contribution through WIL
Jo Tomlinson Finding The Line of Best Fit – The establishment and ongoing evolution of the Office of Clinical Education Support at the University of Sydney.
Katherine Theobald WIL-lingly reproducing inequalities? What can go wrong when integrating work with learning…
Dean Cooley, Anita Wheeldon The NAFEA Wellness Project

Early Bird

(ends 14 September)

Post Early Bird

(after 14 September)


Full Package:

Day 1 only: $200
Day 2 only: $140
Conference Dinner only: $115
Welcome Drinks only: $75


Full Package:

Day 1 only: $270
Day 2 only: $210
Conference Dinner only: $140
Welcome Drinks only: $100


Full Package:

Day 1 only: $250
Day 2 only: $190
Conference Dinner only: $135
Welcome Drinks only: $95


Full Package:

Day 1 only: $320
Day 2 only: $260
Conference Dinner only: $160
Welcome Drinks only: $120