In response to findings from the WIL Review 2018, the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team has initiated a project to increase the adoption of InPlace for placement management across the University.
The WIL Review undertaken last year highlighted that the Colleges are unable to use InPlace to its optimal capacity due to lack of university wide processes, inadequate system configuration and implementation support.
The Common WIL Practice Project will build on the body of work already underway to establish standardised business processes, compliance requirements and enhanced systems usage. The project will also address relevant recommendations identified in the WIL Review. These include:
- Continuous process improvements to achieve enhanced operational processes and system usage
- Robust management and monitoring of all compliance requirements
- Strengthened operational capacity to support students at each stage of their WIL preparation and experience
- Establishing InPlace as the single source of truth for all placement information with increased transparency, consistency and quality of information collected and provided.
The project is being led by the Manager WIL and is sponsored by Professor Deborah West, Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching Innovation).
The project team consists of Ali Brown Senior Business Analyst, Brad Bone, System Analyst and Tracey Cugley, Training and Development Officer. The team will design standard processes and collaborate with each College WIL team in turn, to identify their business needs and create a training and implementation program to enable effective adoption. They will work for the remainder of this year in implementing the project.
In the first instance key stakeholders in each College will be contacted for consultation and to discuss the schedule of the planned project activities and workshops.
For further information or to discuss project plans further please contact Nina Tabor, Manager Work Integrated Learning.