R&D Grants


Grant success: Australian Graduate Employability Scale (A-GRADES)

ACCELL is constructing the Australian Graduate Employability Scale (A-GRADES). We are grateful for Graduate Careers Australia funding the project as part of GCA’s Graduate Research Program.
The A-GRADES is as an omnibus measure of the multidimensional construct employability specific to the Australian higher education context. A-GRADES can be used by students, university personnel (e.g., career practitioners, work-integrated learning specialists), and researchers.

Round 2 data collection for the purposes of validation of the A-GRADES measure has been completed. Analysis is underway and the final measure will be launched shortly. Stay tuned!

Grant success:  Equipping Leaders to Attract and Retain Workers in Regional Centres

ACCELL has submitted a revised funding application to the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream working in collaboration with the Toowoomba and Surate Basin Enterprise (TSBE), local government, associations, regional education and training providers to inform the strategic planning of the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub Skills Council and ensure long-term sustainability and diversity.


ACCELL’s PhD candidate Nicole McDonald is investigating the motivational factors for cotton’s workforce. This project is funded by Cotton Research & Development Corporation.


ACCELL reviewed and redesigned the Career Interest Test within myfuture, Australia’s career information portal. We are grateful for Education Services Australia funding for the project.