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2023 NAFEA Conference

Cairns, 18-20 October


Guest Speaker - 2023 NAFEA Conference

Jim Forbes, Principal Policy Officer, Office of the Information Commissioner (Queensland)


Equity Rural Placement Scholarship

NAFEA has awarded 100+ scholarships, worth more than $128K


Celebrating 20 years

Join us to celebrate 20 years of NAFEA


Keynote Speaker - 2023 NAFEA Conference

Professor Denise Jackson, Edith Cowen University


Guest Speaker - 2023 NAFEA Conference

Associate Professor Anne Hewitt, The University of Adelaide


Keynote Speaker - 2023 NAFEA Conference

Catriona Jackson, Universities Australia


WIL in Practice Journal

Submissions are being accepted for the next edition


Join the WIL in Practice journal

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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

NAFEA History

The National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc. (NAFEA) represents tertiary administrators and those engaged in the logistical placement of students for field experiences, now commonly known as work-integrated learning (WIL).

Initially in the late 1990s, the Association was more education focussed with members primarily teacher education administrators, however interest was sparked from a wide range of disciplines also managing field experience / WIL programs.

The challenges surrounding the logistical organisation of field experience / WIL programs were echoed across all disciplines.

In 2003, after several years of hosting conferences, the Association became an incorporated association within Queensland, Australia. Membership of the Association now includes administrators and academic staff from a wide range of disciplines.

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