What’s your employability factor?

Employability key

The Round 2 A-GRADES questionnaire is now live and awaiting student and graduate participants from any degree or discipline both domestic or international. Access to the online A-GRADES questionnaire can be found here. It takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is vital for the construction, validation, and production of this personal employability measure.

Project Aim

The project A-GRADES (Australian Graduates Employability Scale) aims to create a career development tool specific to the Australian higher education context. Now under construction by the R&D team at ACCELL, A-GRADES is designed for students and graduates, university personnel (e.g., career practitioners, work-integrated learning specialists), and researchers across academic fields. The project is funded by Graduate Careers Australia as part of GCA’s Graduate Research Program.

A-GRADES Data Collection-Round 2: Validation of the measure

Cross area, pan-university collaboration is vital for the three sequential stages–Round 1, 2, and 3–of national data collection. In Round 1 questionnaire, almost 700 domestic and international students and graduates from around Australia participated. We are now conducting the Round 2 questionnaire where data collection concerns the validation of the measure. The national breadth of the study will ensure that sampling accounts for age, discipline, gender, and other data that may be used to test for measurement invariance and assure normative representation where practicable.

The project has received ethical clearance from the host institution, University of Southern Queensland. We thank you in advance for your support of this important project and facilitation of participation by students, graduates, and other interested persons. We will provide regular updates on the ACCELL website about the project A-GRADES and professional development opportunities.

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