Welcome to the Flinders Employability Assessment Toolkit.
Currently in a pilot phase and open for review, improvement and adaptation, the toolkit has been created by Flinders Careers and Employability for Flinders educators to improve student preparedness for the 'world of work'.
The 11 assessment pieces bring together foundational career education and navigation activities building their knowledge and skills from broad sector understanding and exploration, to deepening knowledge of 'self' (strengths, values, skills) and sector, and finally, to job application tasks.
Each assessment piece has been mapped against key employability skills valued by employers – communication, teamwork, digital literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, initiative and enterprise – to remind students that they are picking up valuable skills during their study.
To maximise flexibility, they have been designed to operate as an integrated but adaptable set. For example, for a single degree area, they could be introduced to students at each year of study. Alternatively they may be adapted for a stand-alone employability subject, or several assessment pieces selected for embedding in a particular discipline-based topic.
Rubrics or marking guides with detailed assessment criteria have been provided for each assessment; teaching staff are encouraged to use these as a guide and adapt them for purpose.
Alternatively, teaching staff may also choose to offer these as part of non-graded assessments or activities.
Contributors: Dr Jenny Barker, Rianna Lopez, Margaret Alexander
Adapted from: IRU Employability Assessment Toolkit
National Skills Commission 2019 Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences: 2019 Data Report, Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Canberra.