Our clever WPL staff
Monash University has recently recognised innovation in our BJBS data collection processes. Our Senior WPL Officer, Kirrily Welsh was commended for her forward-thinking several years ago in introducing the ANSIC codes to track our hosts. The adoption of this classification system and its naming conventions allows us to drill deeply into our data and examine division, subdivision, group and class codes of industry in a very granular fashion. Interested in how it all works? You can read more about the coding from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Another of our WPL officers, Loren Edmanson also deserves a shout out for some excellent work. We are now keeping our stakeholders up-to-date with the latest information with a comprehensive resource/FAQ for both students and host organisations/student supervisors which is available on the WPL website: https://bjbs.csu.edu.au/workplace-learning/covid-19-information. Thanks to Loren Edmanson for making this information available on the website and learning a few new skills along the way.
WPL and BJBS courses
Sneak peek… Some exciting planning is happening around WPL within a number of degrees and subjects. Watch this space for updates next month…
With COVID-19 restrictions easing we are hoping to see placement opportunities opening up again. The pandemic has created unique complexities for WPL and accreditation but also some opportunities. We are currently rethinking how we can design more virtual and remote placements which reflect the changing workplace.
ACEN has recently relaeased a Joint Statement of Principles for the Higher Education Sector COVID-19 Response co-produced with The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP), Universities Australia (UA), the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) and the Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA). The statement was designed to address concerns regarding the lack of agreed principles for managing the higher-education sector’s response to COVID-19 and focus on addressign community expectations for public health and safety while recognising the innovations that have been developed to cope with the pandemic. You can read the whole statement here