Developing graduate employability through partnerships with industry and professional associations

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Students, employers and other stakeholders expect universities to help students maximise their potential to find suitable work, that is, to maximise their employability. For the purpose of this study 'employability' includes the skills required to obtain a new position and those required to maintain existing employment. The development of graduate employability within the student cohort is both complex and challenging for all stakeholders. In order to do this it is necessary to work in partnership with industry and professional bodies and to understand the changing market conditions for...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Students; Outcomes; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Employability; Graduates; Relevance of education and training; Skill needs; University; Institutional role; Employers; Partnership in education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Office for Learning and Teaching, 2016

Physical description: viii, 57 p. (report) + vii, 53 p. (short stories)

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Also called: Short stories: innovative approaches to developing employability in our students

ISBN: 9781760287139 (report print); 9781760287146 (report pdf); 9781760287153 (report doc); 9781760282066 (short stories print); 9781760282073 (short stories pdf); 9781760282080 (short stories docx)

Statement of responsibility: Margaret Jollands, Bronwyn Clarke, Danilla Grando, Margaret Hamilton, John Smith, Sofia Xenos, Megan Brodie, Catherine Pocknee, Angela Carbone, Lorelle Burton

On cover: Final report 2015
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Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and where otherwise noted, all material presented in this document is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 125.602

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