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.
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.
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.
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.
Employability resources and documents for reference
Griffith related resources
Partnerships and collaborations
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.
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.
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.