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2017 Annual Conference

Join us in beautiful Queenstown, NZ for the 25th Annual NZACE Conference. Queenstown in spectacular in April and the conference is guaranteed to be special this year. We hope to see you there.

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Who We Are

NZACE is a non-profit organisation that promotes cooperative education/work-integrated learning to education providers, workplaces and government in New Zealand.
Our membership consists of staff from institutions around New Zealand who facilitate student work experience in business, research institutes and industry as part of students’ educational programmes.
We initiate, support and publish research in cooperative education and provide guidelines for institutions seeking to establish cooperative education programmes. We have links with overseas cooperative education institutions for research and student exchanges.
Every year we host an annual conference for cooperative education practitioners to present research and new programmes.

The following outlines key contributions NZACE and associated members have made, and are continuing to make, in the national and international arena of cooperative work-integrated education.

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Employers, students and educational institutes benefit from participation in NZACE…

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WACE Grants for 2016-2017

World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) grants for 2016 – 2017 WACE and the WACE International Research Group (IRG) are pleased to announce the $15,000 CWIE Research Grant competition for 2016-2017. WACE established the research grant, now in its second...

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2016 Interim Conference Programme

An interim NZACE 2016 conference programme is now available. Details relating to specific presentation times will be added to the programme in the near future. Also available on the programme page is a list of accepted abstracts. ABOUTAbout NZACEContactMembershipNZACE...

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The 20th Annual NZACE Conference will be held in the Beautiful Hotel St. Moritz, Queenstown, NZ. The hotel has opened room accommodations for this event at exclusive NZACE rates. Click the button for details and bookings.

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How to make the most of Work-Integrated Learning

How to make the most of Work-Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning

Everyone Benefits


  • Skilled, motivated temporary staff
  • Projects completed cheaply
  • Easy recruitment
  • Reduced training costs
  • Access to tertiary institution personnel and facilities
  • Enhanced corporate profile
  • Involvement with tertiary institution programs


  • Real life learning experiences
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills
  • Combine work with study

Education Institutes

  • Motivated students
  • Learning supplemented by work place experiences
  • Enhance community profile
  • Improve industry links