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Enhancing students’ work readiness: Insights from research in work-integrated learning and employability

5 July, 2024


In this session, Associate Professor Bonnie Dean will explore key insights from research on work-integrated learning and student employability, including future trends and challenges. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on learning experiences in their own teaching to enhance student employability and prepare students for an ever-changing professional landscape.

Presenter Bio

Associate Professor Bonnie Amelia Dean serves as the Head of Academic Development & Recognition at the University of Wollongong. In this role, she strategically shapes the academic landscape through governance, collaborative co-design, and professional development. Bonnie focuses on enhancing student learning and experiences by supporting faculty in designing practical, employability-driven curricula. With a strong emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning, Bonnie is an active HDR supervisor, journal editor and writer, having contributed to over 100 publications in higher education and work-integrated learning. Her career goals revolve around supporting the development of SoTL and elevating educators in academia through teaching and recognition.

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Looking forward to seeing you all there.

2024 AAUT Professional Development Series

20 June, 2024

Thank you to all of our presenters and guest speakers for sharing their experiences crafting a successful nomination and their top tips for nominees embarking on the process in the 2024 round.

If you missed any of the sessions, you can view the recordings here:

Webinar: Insights from 2023 National Program Award Winners

8 May, 2024

Join us for a deep dive into teaching excellence at the Insights from National Program Award Winners 2023 webinar, hosted by the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning & Teaching (CAULLT). Hear from 2023 AAUT Program Award winners Michele Ruyters' team (RMIT University) & Melissa Crowe's team (James Cook University) who have developed innovative programs that enhance learning and improve the student experience.

When: Friday 26 July 12pm AEST

Where: Online - Zoom

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Each year, the Australian Awards for University Teaching and the Te Whatu Kairangi Aotearoa Tertiary Educatory Awards recognise teaching excellence.  In this webinar CAULLT has brought together winners from 2023 who have developed innovative programs that enhance learning and improve the student experience.

The Cohort Doctoral Studies program at James Cook University provides an ecosystem of support for working health professionals (often part-time, external candidates) to complete their research degrees.

The Toikura teaching unit within Te Pūtahi-a-Toi School of Māori Knowledge at Massey University lead two unique kaupapa Māori immersion Initial Teacher Education programmes : Te Aho Tātairangi and Te Aho Paerewa.

The Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative program at RMIT provides an opportunity for internship students to work collaboratively with academics and industry to investigate wrongful conviction claims and raise public awareness about errors in the criminal justice system. Come along and hear a little more about these three programs and the teams that developed them.


Melissa Crowe, Diana Mendez and Meryl Churchill (James Cook University)

Huia Tomlins-Jahnke, Mari Ropata-Te Hei, Nadell Karatea-Kokiri, Hona Black, Te Rina (Krystal) Warren, and Rahera Filiata (Massey University)

Michele Ruyters, Gregory Stratton, Monique Moffa, Alyssa Sigamoney and Jarryd Bartle (RMIT)