Developing Griffith graduates of the future

At Griffith University, learners will develop the capacity to employ their abilities in meaningful and productive ways through employment and beyond. They will develop and apply skills and capabilities, connect with others, and make a meaningful lifelong contribution through their work and to their communities.

On this page you can learn about Griffith's approaches to fostering graduate employability, and access some of the resources and support available to help you integrate employability into learning and the student experience.

Achieving Griffith's mission

At Griffith University, our mission is to transform lives, and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all. The Griffith Strategic Plan 2020-2025 commits to ensuring that our graduates are confident to face the future. We are achieving this operationally through the Employability Action Plan, and philosophically through infusion of the Griffith Graduate Attributes into our learning and teaching.

Griffith's approaches to fostering employability

The central Action Set of the Employability Action Plan relates to integration of employability into the curriculum of every program.

Employability in Program Curriculum Project

The ‘Employability in Program Curriculum’ initiative is the core action set of the Employability Action Plan and takes a collaborative, whole-of-program approach to fostering graduate employability at Griffith. The initiative assists programs to identify existing employability strengths within their curriculum and to customise approaches that augment students’ employability learning across the lifecycle of the program. To effectively consider employability across the whole of the program, this initiative supports programs to undertake collaborative processes that involve program leaders, course-based educators and subject matter experts such as careers educators, educational designers and WIL coordinators.

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Employability Uplift Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to be used as a resource by program teams that are seeking to enhance their curriculum to foster graduate employability.

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Employability initiatives and programs

Learn more about Griffith's employability related awards and digital credentials, innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, work integrated learning opportunities and funded projects.

Employability Awards and Digital Credentials

Griffith Graduates of Influence

Griffith Graduates of Influence programs have been designed to enhance the employability learning of students while studying at Griffith. These programs offer different pathways that recognise employability achievements within a student's degree and through students' co-curricular initiatives.

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SciencesPLUS

SciencesPLUS is a Griffiths Sciences co-curricular career development program that is available to all Griffith Sciences students. The program is run free of charge, and gives students the opportunity to work through a series of activities designed to support career development learning.

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BusinessPLUS

BusinessPLUS is a Griffith Business School co-curricular career development program that is available to all Griffith Business School students. The program is free for students.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives

Griffith Innovate

Developing new ideas, methods, products and technology to solve problems is at the heart of innovation. Griffith Innovate provides information for students looking to develop innovation skills throughout their time with Griffith.

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Yunus Social Business Centre

Created to inspire positive social impact, the Yunus Social Business Centre supports the development of inclusive and sustainable economies through the development of innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives.

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3Day Start Up

3 Day Start Up is open to Griffith students across the university who are interested in building innovation and entrepreneurial skills. A parallel program for high school students is also offered. Registration is essential and the program is offered free of charge to students.

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Innovation Challenge

Offered as a 10CP course (2034IBA), the Innovation Challenge allows students to develop, test and explore the feasibility of a product/service/business model. Students are afforded the opportunity to pitch their ideas to industry experts and entrepreneurs. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enrol.

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Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Offered as a 10CP course (2043IBA), this interdisciplinary course allows students to gain an understanding of how to develop new business ideas. Focusing on creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking, students develop an awareness and appreciation of innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities which they can use to start their own business venture or enhance the innovativeness of an existing business.

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Work-integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning

This central WIL site aims to give students an understanding of what WIL is, and how it can enable them to boost their knowledge, skills and connections, and graduate with hands-on experience. In addition to highlighting some of the key benefits of WIL, it also links to University wide and Academic Group based WIL opportunities.

WIL at Griffith

Arts, Education and Law

Innocence Project

QCA Live

Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Autism Centre for Excellence

Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School aims to support employability and prepare students for the workplace. By undertaking a WIL experience, students can apply the knowledge gained from their study while also developing workplace skills. GBS offers undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities locally and globally.

GBS WIL opportunities

Griffith Health

Griffith Health Clinics is run by the Griffith Health Group and is a state-of-the-art health clinic that provides dentistry, exercise physiology, dietetics, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, speech pathology and suicide prevention services. Students work under supervision to provide professional services in their chosen fields and gain valuable skills to support their ongoing employability.

Griffith Health Clinics

Griffith Sciences

The Griffith Sciences Partnerships Office manages a suite of programs and events that aim to connect students with industry partners, via collaboration such as formalised projects and placements, or through partnerships and activities such as guest lecturing, hosting site visits, networking functions and career events.

Griffith Sciences Partnerships

Learning Futures

Service Learning is an award winning, free choice 10CP elective course, Community Internship (3002LFC/7510LFC). Students participate in a minimum of 50-hours volunteering in addition to online self-paced activities and local and overseas opportunities are available. Students need to be aware that planning prior to commencement of semester is required for this course.

Service Learning

Funded projects

IRU Change Academy: Digitally-enhanced WIL

The Innovative Research Universities network’s focus is to advance communities through education, resources, opportunities, translational research and enterprise. A curated list of WIL resources has been developed to help students, university staff and supervisors with WIL. For more detailed information about the digitally enhanced WIL project, contact Learning Futures.

Access the resources

Shift Happens: Higher Education and the Future of Learning, Life and Work

The Shift Happens network was developed to stimulate collaborative creative thinking coupled with dialogue and action to shape the future of learning and teaching in higher education. The network aims to ensure that the future of higher education is not something that will happen to us tomorrow – but rather will be created by us starting today. Shift Happens started with a 2-day symposium in October 2019.

Find out more about Shift Happens

Employability resources and documents for reference

Staff development and support for employability

Career Development Consultants

Career Development Consultants from Careers and Employment can help you embed employability within your curriculum, and also provide a range of career development education resources and services, including online modules and in-class seminars, that could form part of your course content.

Contact your Career Development Consultant

Learning & Teaching Consultants

Your academic group Learning and Teaching Consultants (Curriculum) and Learning and Teaching Consultants (Design) can assist you with embedding employability into teaching and curriculum, and choosing tools from the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support the implementation of employability activities.

AEL GBS Griffith Health Griffith Sciences

Learning Futures Employability Team

The Learning Futures Employability Team (Professor Ruth Bridgstock, Michelle Grant-Iramu and Chantelle Warren) can assist program teams and educators with further information and advice on strategic Employability Action Plan initiatives and projects, including the Program Curriculum Employability Uplift Toolkit.

Contact Learning Futures

Careers and Employment, and Student Success

Unitemps Griffith

Griffith industry mentoring program

Unispecialist employment partnerships (USEP)

eCareerCoach