Assessing Learners’ Perceptions of Graduate Employability

Gokul Thirunavukarasu; Siva Chandrasekaran; Varsha Subhash Betageri; John Long, Swinburne University of Technology; Deakin University

The rapid advancement of technology, including the internet of things (IoT), industry 4.0, and smart cities, revealed an excess need for career-ready graduates. It is expected that a career-ready grad...

Read more

Integrating career development learning into the curriculum: Collaboration with the careers service for employability

Ruth Bridgstock; Michelle Grant-Iramu; Alan McAlpine, Griffith University; Queensland University of Technology

Career development learning has a demonstrable positive impact on the graduate employability of higher education learners. This is particularly the case if it is integrated into the curriculum rather ...

Read more

Interdisciplinary project-based learning as a means of developing employability skills in undergraduate science degree programs

Joanne Louise Hart, University of Sydney

Project-based learning units are often used for large scale work integrated learning (WIL) experiences in Liberal Studies Degrees as they offer scalability and sustainability of delivery to large coho...

Read more

Does university prepare students for employment? Alignment between graduate attributes, accreditation requirements and industry employability criteria

Humberto Manuel Oraison; Loretta Konjarski; Samuel Thomas Howe, Victoria University

One of the primary goals of tertiary education is to prepare students for employment. There is debate as to whether university courses adequately provide students with 21st century workplace skills (K...

Read more

Assessment-led reform: Creating a sustainable culture for WIL

Karen Young; Stuart Palmer; Clare Binek; Mark Tolson; Malcolm Campbell, Deakin University

This paper describes a process of assessment reform designed to enhance Work Integrated Learning (WIL) approaches for two science courses at an Australian university. The project used a mixed-method a...

Read more

Beyond employability skills: Developing professional purpose

Glen Bates; Andrew Rixon; Angela Carbone; Chris Pilgrim, Swinburne University of Technology

Rapid transformation of the workplace and a highly competitive labour market has changed the nature of graduate employability. In addition to discipline related knowledge, students now need to be proa...

Read more

A professional development program with an assessed ePortfolio: A practical solution for engaging undergraduates with their career development in large student cohorts

Julia K. Choate; Maria Demaria; Michelle Etheve; Sandy Cran; David Carroll, Monash University; Ormond College

Undergraduate biomedical science degree-programs are considered to be non-vocational, with a diverse range of career outcomes. At our university, student and academic feedback indicated that biomedica...

Read more

Building Employability Skills for Higher Education Students: An Australian Example

Robert Joseph Gill, Swinburne University of Technology

Employability has become an important focus for graduates and employers in Australia, as many universities contend with the notion of developing knowledgeable and problem-solving graduates who are wor...

Read more

Employer perspectives of the current and future value of STEM graduate skills and attributes: An Australian study

Gerry Rayner; Theo Papakonstantinou, Monash University

Graduate employability has become increasingly contentious as employers call for greater development, evaluation and benchmarking of student skills and capabilities in university courses. However, the...

Read more