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Assessing the Work Readiness Skills of ICT Graduates

Friday, 04 Oct 2013

A study entitled "Assessing the Work Readiness Skills of ICT Graduates", funded by the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT), is being undertaken by researchers from the Australian Computer Society, Curtin University and the University of Ballarat. The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) provides for a standardised approach to classify these skills. The research will include interviews with ACS Computer Professional education Program (CPeP) graduates as well as focus groups comprised of both industry and academic participants. The outcomes of this research will better inform the ways SFIA can aid in the structure and design of future industry-focused ICT curricula.

Senior ICT managers, academics and industry advisory board members are required for participation in focus groups. These focus groups will be conducted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth over the next 2 months.

Dates:

Melbourne - 22 October
Sydney - 4 November
Brisbane - 6 November
Perth - 15 November

Expressions of interest for participation in your local focus group should be emailed to asheley.jones@acs.org.au no later than ten days prior to the event date. Please note: Should sufficient expressions of interest be received in capital cities other than those detailed above, the researchers will endeavor to conduct focus groups in those locations.