Employability is the ability to find, create and sustain work and learning across lengthening working lives and multiple work settings.

Employability development is the process of teaching students to think. It involves the cognitive and social development of learners as individuals, professionals and social citizens.

Employability is not a job. It does not come with the graduation certificate. It requires work throughout the career lifecycle.

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Topic 03 | Promoting and fostering higher education students’ agency: Goals and practices

Promoting students to be active, intentional and interdependent learners has been a long-standing goal for higher education. Fostering that capacity is important for: effective study; reconciling expe...Read More

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ISPS Conference poster

In Iceland, Dawn presented on the fellowship. She also presented a conference poster from her performance-based research. You can view the conference poster her...

Developing Employability in Melbourne

In August, Dawn travelled to visit project partners and colleagues in Melbourne. Whilst there, she gave a presentation to the Australian Council of Deans of Inf...


Dawn Bennett from Curtin University and Lorna Froud from the University of Reading co-chaired the expert stream in employability at the national HERDSA in Sydne...

The student self-assessment tool is launched

The major piece of work for this Fellowship is the development of a measure and self-assessment tool for employability, based on the Literacies for Life model. ...

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