Employability, inclusive education and training

Submission to the National Youth Commission

Five members of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program – Deanna Grant-Smith, Paula McDonald, Katherine Moore, Penny Williams and Bernd Irmer – recently published a Submission to the National Youth Commission into Youth Employment and Transitions. The submission notes the need for reform to many of Australia’s industrial relations…

Sick days, employment contracts and overtime: Your workplace rights, explained

Katherine Moore was interviewed by ABC News for an article about workplace rights: Sick days, employment contracts and overtime: Your workplace rights, explained. ABC online, November, 2018…

8 tips for nailing your next job interview

Katherine Moore was interviewed by ABC News for an article about succeeding in job interviews: 8 tips for nailing your next job interview. ABC Online, October…

Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers Report

On 19 October 2017 the Senate established the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers to inquire and report on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in Australia. The report was tabled on 19 September, 2018 with the Work/Industry Futures Research Program submission cited a total of 19…

Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence Project

The Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence program, led by Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Professor Abby Cathcart, is a teaching and learning collaboration between Queensland and Chinese universities. The program saw 10 Queensland universities work together to promote quality teaching and learning…

Submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers

This submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers was compiled by members of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program. Read the submission here.

New research funding – Leadership in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Support: Global Partnerships for Academic Excellence

Prof Abby Cathcart was part of a team who was awarded $150,000.00 in total funding via a grant from the Trade & Investment Queensland International Education and Training (IET) Partnership Fund, with a cash contribution from the UK Higher Education Academy. The research, which will be conducted in 2017-18, will explore Leadership in…

Black market for unpaid interns

Deanna Grant-Smith was interviewed by a journalist from SmartCompany about small business and unpaid internships: Concerns raised over “black market” for unpaid interns but employers want candidates with “common sense” For more information, contact Deanna Grant-Smith deanna.grantsmith@qut.edu.au

Unpaid work experience in Australia

Paula McDonald, with colleagues from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Adelaide, published a report from a project commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, titled Unpaid work experience in Australia: Prevalence, nature and impact. The research comprised a nationally representative online survey…

The impact of professional recognition on early career academics

Abby Cathcart was interviewed in The Australian on her work with the UK Higher Education Academy and the impact of professional recognition on early career academics. The article was titled ‘Universities set new bar for teaching’ and was published on 19 April, 2017…