AU$1M Experiential Learning Innovation Grants Program to help >100,000 young people build employability skills

Round 4 Expression of Interest Due Thu Oct 21. Click here for UK applications and here for AU applications

Australian edtech startup Practera has distributed more than AU$785,000  in in-kind grants to 21 Australian Universities to accelerate online experiential learning programs through Covid.

Across 3 rounds, Practera has already deployed  ~30 in-kind grants to Universities with the potential to benefit more than 100,000 learners through its platform technology.

The program aims to help University educators continue to innovate valuable experiential learning programs in the face of post-pandemic resource constraints and challenges. Practera will commit AU$1M in support through this program, With the recent launch of our UK office, round 4 will now be open to both Australian and UK educators. Applications for round 4 are open until 21st October 2021.  Click here for UK applications and here for AU applications  

Angie Knaggs, Senior Educational Designer in the UQ Faculty of Business, Economics and Law received a round 1 grant to work with Practera to develop a Faculty Capstone program – Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World. She said “We had already determined that Practera was the right platform for this flagship program, which is a highly applied, interdisciplinary and team-based unit with strong industry engagement, feedback loops and project-based collaboration. It was obviously however a challenging time to request funds for new technology, so from our perspective, the grant came at just the right time to enable us to move forward. The design & configuration project is underway and the Practera team are great to work with – we appreciate their investment in our program!”

Funded Projects Include

  • UNSW; 10x alumni startup mentoring program, business school project programs
  • Swinburne; Non-placement WIL (NPWIL) module suite 
  • Curtin University; In-curriculum Marketing & Innovation project units
  • ACU; Capstone WIL Unit, Faculty of Law & Business
  • University of Southern Queensland; Engineering Professional Practice E-Portfolio
  • La Trobe University; Digital Industry Projects
  • University of Adelaide; Adaptive Trade Leadership executive education program and Student-Industry Projects
  • RMIT Vietnam; E-portfolio & credentialing technology to support Personal Edge employability program
  • University of Melbourne; reflection & micro-credentialing system for global mobility
  • SCU, Kaher Institute & India partners; professional placement nurse mentoring for Indian nursing graduates
  • QUT; Transdisciplinary curriculum embedded industry project program
  • RMIT; in curriculum virtual projects for Business & Engineering
  • UWA; multi-disciplinary and neuro-linguistically diverse student project programs
  • University of Sydney; International alumni mentoring, Engineering R&D Projects with CSIRO
  • UQ; WEF 21C Skills Career Decidedness Program, BEL Faculty Capstone, Learning by Doing in a Disruptive World, UQ Business School Strategic Decision Making simulation
  • The University of Canberra; virtual internships & industry project platform
  • La Trobe University; cross-faculty innovation & entrepreneurship skills accelerator
  • Southern Cross University; International Nurse Placement mentoring
  • ECU; in-curriculum industry projects for Schools of Business & Law and Science
  • UniSA; Engineering digital industry projects
  • UTS; Engineering virtual professional experience modules (internship, projects, e-portfolio), Not for profit projects program with UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion

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Beau Leese

Co-Founder & co-CEO, Practera

Mob. +61433 262 855

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