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Showcasing graduate employability

Monday, March 31 2014

The Australian Government, through its Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) recently commissioned a research grant to study strategies and best practice approaches for supporting the employability of higher education graduates. The institutions collaborating on the project comprise ACPET, Bond University, James Cook University and the University of Southern Queensland.


The project aims to identify how educators best support the employability of their graduates. This may be through:
• a combination of careers advice and specific employment skill development
• development of graduate portfolios
• establishment of  mentorship networks between graduates already employed and currently enrolled students
• or other innovations.


We want to hear stories of success, in particular from ACPET higher education members. Time is running out! Act now!
Tell us about your current practices and innovations that have resulted in a ‘dream’ job for one of your graduates. Share your insights into what makes the graduate successful in obtaining employment.

If you are a staff member who has made a strong contribution to support graduate employability, or if a lecturer or another staff member has helped you as a student to gain employment, please complete the online survey at http://www.graduateemployability.com/ . It will only take a few minutes.


We are keen to hear from staff and students, so please share this article within your institution and with your network.
Should you have any questions please contact ACPET’s Senior Researcher (Policy & Research), Dr Laura Hougaz by email: Laura.Hougaz@acpet.edu.au to discuss this project.


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