Developing EmployABILITY Student Starter Kit

Curtin University, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows

The EmployABILITY process uses results of a self-assessment profile to tailor individualized activities or integrate activities into a college or other classroom setting.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Basic Literacy, Rhetorical Literacy, Personal & Critical Literacy, Emotional Literacy, Occupational Literacy, Ethical, Cultural & Social Literacy


  • Results report includes individual profile of literacies to develop

Learner resources

  • Activities, career stories, videos, and resources

Instructor material

  • Guidance on using the resources with individuals, groups, and institutions

Key Takeaways

  • The six-step process to address EmployABILITY skills was designed to be integrated into existing courses and classes.
  • The material can be merged with a learning management system (LMS) or used in a face-to-face classroom.
  • After users complete the employability self-assessment tool, they can retrieve their profile at any point to determine which “literacy” they will need to develop. For example, if users scored lower on “ethical, cultural, and social literacy,” they could complete the group work activities outlined Finding Other Cultures at Home, either in a classroom or virtually through an LMS.

Developing EmployABILITY is an initiative of Australia’s Curtin University, where more than 25 higher education institutions came together to identify “literacies for life.” More than 700 scholars contributed to the resources. The goal of this work is to enable educators to embed developing employability skills into existing classes.


Critical & Creative Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Respecting Differences

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