Career Development Learning: maximising the contribution of work-integrated learning to the student experience
An Australian scoping study into the relationship between Career Development Learning and Work Integrated Learning in Higher Education. Includes analysis of how they can be integrated and synergised, and a website with learning resources to support career development practitioners, academics and employers.
Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Learning Teaching Council (ALTC)
Link to website - http://nagcas.org.au/ALTC
About this project
The [Australian] National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) was funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council to undertake the scoping study: “Career Development Learning: maximising the contribution of Work Integrated Learning to the student experience”.
- Scoping the relationship between Career Development Learning and Work Integrated Learning in Higher Education.
- Analysis of how the two could be integrated and synergised.
- Producing learning resources to support career development practitioners, academics and employers in the delivery of Career Development Learning and Work Integrated Learning. The website 'Developing Graduate Careers from Workplace experience' is the outcome of project aim 3.
Link to the Final Project Report - http://nagcas.org.au/ALTC/uploads/file/63267%20SS%20ALTC%20Report.pdf
Executive Summary from Final Project Report
All Australian universities provide work-integrated learning of some type in their academic programs. Universities’ Career Services have historically played a significant role in the delivery of work-integrated learning. However, the extent and manner in which career development learning, as a pedagogical framework, has been embedded in the work-integrated learning experiences of students has been unclear. Furthermore, the extent to which Career Services and other university departments which deliver work-integrated learning interact and cooperate with one another in their separate or joint delivery of work-integrated learning varies across the sector. Accordingly, the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS) secured project funding from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to investigate career development learning services and strategies that contribute to and enhance the outcomes of work integrated learning in university programs.
Recommendations from the Final Project Report are around
- Curriculum Reform
- Modes of Practice
- Workplace Reform
- Diversity and Access
- Leadership and Communities of Practice
- Resources for Structural Reform