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


InPlace joins NZACE sponsorship

InPlace joins NZACE sponsorship

InPlace is a cloud technology platform and end-to-end solution that connects academic institutes and their students to the workplace through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements and internships. Securely manages the entire student placement process with...

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2019 Student Guest Speakers

Student Speakers for NZACE Conference DinnerPlease join us as we welcome Callum Smith of Massey University and Karishma Patel of Victoria University as the evening speakers for this year's conference dinner. We are excited to have them joining us to share their...

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NZACE Welcomes Our Major Sponsors





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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