2.1.4. International graduate employability across industry: an exploration of the wine, accounting, health and early childhood education sectors

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Location: R4

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Dr Cate Gribble, Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University (Australia)

International graduate employability across industries: an exploration of the wine, accounting, health and early childhood education sectors (1178)

This panel will bring together industry experts and leading researchers to explore issues surrounding graduate employability in the wine, accounting, health and early childhood education sectors. Focusing on professional fields critical to Australia’s future, the panel will provide key insights into the challenges facing international graduates transitioning into Australian and international labour markets. George Tan and Jane Copeland will present preliminary findings of a project investigating the migration patterns and transnational links and practices of Chinese wine students and graduates. The study sheds light on the barriers and enablers to harnessing the benefits of Chinese students for the Australian wine industry. Drawing on an IELTS-funded research grant, Cate Gribble will examine the complex language requirements in health and early childhood education and explore the implications for international students, the university sector and employers. Rob Thomason will examine how unprecedented disruption and transformation in the global finance sector is affecting employer demands and leading to shifting expectations around graduate employability. Courses of action designed to enable greater international graduate success will be discussed.


Key interest area (KIA): GS&E
Sector(s): ELT,HE,VET

Speakers:
Ms Jane Copeland, Regional Manager, University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr Cate Gribble, Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia
Dr George Tan, Research Associate, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Ms Mary Clarke, BA, MBA, FAIM, GAICD, CAHRI, Executive General Manager, Education, CPA Australia, Australia