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17th November 2014 - Big Idea Semi-finals

[Posted: 21 Oct 2014]

The semi-finals of the Big Idea will be held on the 17th November 2014. Please visit for more information.

6th November 2014 - Volunteering to Learn: Enhancing Learning in the Student Volunteering Experience in Australian Universities

[Posted: 21 Oct 2014]

Good Practice Guides for the host organisations, students and universities are being developed and refined. Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT).

Date: Thursday 6th November 2014

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Venue: Building 105: Room 107, Curtin University, Kent St, Bentley

Please RSVP to For enquires, contact Dr Rowena Scott ( or 9266 5736)

31st October 2014 - Big Idea Wildcard Proposal Update Submission

[Posted: 21 Oct 2014]

Participating teams are encouraged to submit a one page update of your business proposal covering the feedback judges have provided at the Curtin leg of the competition. Please do so by 10am on the 31st October 2014 and email your updates along with a coversheet to

15th October 2014 - Big Idea Judging Day

[Posted: 17 Sep 2014]

 Judging day for the Big Idea competition is now confirmed. The WIL team will inform participating teams of their allocated time slots prior to that day. For full judging criteria, please visit The login password is 'student'.

If you have any queries regarding judging day arrangements, please contact Linda Lilly at

29th September 2014 - ACEN National Conference 2014

[Posted: 25 Aug 2014]

A cutting-edge conference in WIL for practitioners and researchers from the higher education sector, industry, community, government representatives and students.

This year's conference will be held in Queensland. For more information, please visit:

22nd September 2014 - Big Idea Forum

[Posted: 10 Sep 2014]

The next Big Idea Forum will be held on Monday, 22nd September 2014. The WIL team have arranged an exciting line-up of speakers including:

  • Dr Ranil Coorey, Senior Lecturer - Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Technology
  • Mr Stuart Scott, Business Development and Strategy - WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIWA)
  • Ms Tanya Forsyth, Director - Forte Hospitality
  • Ms Jessica Holst, Principal Employee Relations Consultant - CCIWA

Date: 22nd September 2014

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Venue: 105:102

We would like to encourage all participants to submit their questions beforehand to

3rd September 2014 - Responding to Diverse Students in WIL Webinar

[Posted: 25 Aug 2014]

Th OLT Inclusive WIL Project in partnership with ACEN WA, is hosting this webinar as part of the 'iversity in WIL Series'. This session will cover topis related to financial hardship and international students. 

Date: 3rd September 2014

Time: 10am (WA time)

Register at:

1st September 2014 - A Special Presentation from Enactus WA Teams

[Posted: 22 Aug 2014]

Meet Enactus University teams and Faculty Advisors from Western Australia, and learn about the entrepreneurial projects being run by the students. The formalities will conclude with the opportunity for networking.

Date: 1st September 2014

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Venue: Ernst & Young Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School (Hackett Entrance 4)

Please RSVP to Donella Caspersz at 6488 2927 or Email by 25th August 2014.

21st August 2014 - Let's Talk About WIL

[Posted: 8 Aug 2014]

Let’s talk about WIL is an exciting new event designed to showcase and profile the diversity of engaged WIL scholarship and activities at Curtin.

Let’s talk about WIL encourages you to collaborate with your peers and share knowledge and experiences of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Curtin University. 

The inaugural session will be held on Thursday the 21st of August from 3-4pm in 105:107. Come along and listen to Khoa Do and Dr Dell Dennis talk about the ‘DNA of an innovative, engaging and transformative learning model: a case study of work integrated learning’.

To express your interest

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from engaged staff to facilitate a Let’s talk about WIL session. To express your interest, please contact Dr Megan Le Clus on 9266 2837 or

11th August 2014 - Big Idea CEO Talk

[Posted: 17 Jun 2014]

Hone your professional skills with the help of prominent Australian business leaders and mentors!

The Big Idea is a national competition run by The Big Issue, Australia’s longest standing and most significant social enterprise. The Work Integrated Learning team invites enterprising Curtin University students to form a team of two to six people, to develop a business plan that makes an impact on the lives of others.

The Big Issue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that delivers solutions to help homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people to positively change their lives. The competition invites students to develop a concept and business plan for a social enterprise that might become the next ‘Big Issue’.

The Big Idea is more than just a competition. It’s a ground breaking initiative offering students unprecedented access to social entrepreneurs, Australian ‘Thought Leaders’ and experts across a variety of business sectors. This guidance, advice and direction will ensure students are well placed to develop their ideas into business plans for viable social enterprise.

Register for The Big idea now! Individual or team registrations are accepted.

For more information on the competition, please visit The Big Idea website. To find out more about representing Curtin University, please contact Sonia Ferns at

Synopsis – What is a Business Plan

What is a business plan? This introduction to business plans is for students who have not yet come across business planning in their degrees. Danya Sterling, Manger – Education Enterprise for the Big Issue looks at the main elements of a business plan, and students can ask specific questions about getting started.

Date: 11th August 2014
12pm – 2pm
Venue: To be advised

Please email today to register your interest in this workshop.

31 July - Big Idea Afternoon Tea and Networking Session

[Posted: 23 Jul 2014]

Thursday 31 July 2014

3pm - 4.30pm
Curtin Teaching and Learning
Building 105, Level 1
CTL Conference Room 102

The WIL team invites all Big Idea participants and mentors to an afternoon tea and networking session. This is an opportunity to learn more about the competition, discuss your ideas and grow your team.

Please RSVP to by C.O.B Friday 25th July 2014 for catering purposes.