Student Career Development & Employability strategy & plan (SCD&E)
The strategy's vision is to be recognised as a leader in the field of employability initiatives which transform the lives of our graduates and our communities.
Its mission is to develop a career ready culture with a shared responsibility across UOW, where career development and employability practices are embedded and integrated throughout the learning experience, contributing to graduate success and lifelong learning.
Student Career Development & Employability Strategy
Strategic Goal 1 – Design and integrate learning, teaching & curriculum activities to support the SCDE Strategy
- All students will have access to multiple opportunities for real world learning scaffolded throughout the learning experience
- Experiential learning (which includes: work integrated learning; service learning; practice based learning; and work related learning) will be informed by career development learning principles and frameworks.
- Technology will enhance experiential learning through purpose built platforms which leverage the Learning Management System to monitor and assess student progress with student, university and host employer input <
- Students in experiential learning will be provided with the opportunity to engage in research with and for the community
- Enterprise learning will be fostered across the learning experience
- An outbound and inbound strategy will be established and implemented to provide opportunities in international contexts
- UOW suppliers will be leveraged to provide access to workplace experiences for under-represented groups
- On campus research and funded projects to be used for student access to paid employment, and off campus settings targeted for paid and unpaid workplace experiences
- DVCE strategic projects (Curriculum Transformation Project, Co-Curricular) will be integrated and aligned with the design, consultation and delivery of the SCDE Strategy for mutual benefit
Community engagement & communications
- Establish a simpler UOW wide mechanism for community and industry engagement focused on employability strategies across UOW.
- Promote reciprocity with all UOW community and industry engagement partners
- Technology assures and enhances the learning process – for the student, host and university faculty/unit engaged in work-integrated & experiential learning.
- Technology facilitates industry feedback loops to Subject/Course Coordinators to inform curriculum enhancements
Staff development & resourcing
- Establish a UOW wide community of practice around work-integrated & experiential learning, career development & employability?
- Technology supports the collection and collation of academic and professional staff engagement in scholarship activities in work-Integrated & experiential learning - to report on evidence and impact
- Academics are recognised for engaged activity via wider university staff development processes for performance and promotion
- Create a culture of staff awareness and interest in developments in industries of relevance to their discipline