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Promoting Work Integrated Learning

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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2017 Conference Update

NZACE conference update – The conference is being held in Queenstown from 26 - 28 April Registrations are still being accepted - up to 23 April. All registrants through the online events system will have received acknowledgement from NZACE as well.  If your...

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Professional Development for WIL

Would you like to undertake professional development in WIL? Do you have staff looking for professional development? Two Modules are being offered in 2017. Whether new to WIL or involved for a while, collaborate with practitioners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand...

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NZACE Welcomes Catalyst as a Major Sponsor


Catalyst is a global team of skilled open source technologists who specialise in developing, designing and supporting enterprise grade systems using open source technologies. We’re excited to announce that they have joined the NZACE initiative as a major sponsor.


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