Effective ways to support student skills assessment

Last year the University piloted a student employability skills self-assessment with over 2,500 students completing the online quiz.  We discovered that our students felt positive about their problem solving skills, working independently and interacting with people from different cultures, but were less confident about their presentation, networking and time management skills.

The good news is students can be supported in their development of these valuable employability and career skills, by accessing a set of online tools.  Students can complete these resources in their own time, or they can be embedded in MyUni courses to provide additional support to students.  Some Course Coordinators are already using resources available via LinkedIn Learning and Career Skills:

Course learning outcomes
  • An Introduction to Excel course was embedded into MyUni as a resource to make sure students have the basic foundations of Excel needed for an accounting course.
  • Prior to a teamwork workshop at the commencement of a final year group capstone project in engineering, students completed a series of online courses on various aspects of teamwork and collaboration.
  • As part of a Media course, students received feedback on their resumes from an AI tool that scores resumes against 50 different criteria.
  • A Giving Your Elevator Pitch course was used to complement in-class practice in a Professional Practice course.

If you would like to use the employability assessment tool in your course, to measure your students’ confidence in their employability skills, or if you would like help in finding skills development courses to support your students please contact Sharon Scott, Manager Student Employability for a chat.

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