Multisector Projects is about interdisciplinary, project-based work-integrated learning that aims to enhance student employability.
The three core elements of this project – interdisciplinary learning, project-based learning and work integrated learning – are all key priorities across the higher education sector because they provide students with opportunities to develop key employability capabilities.
This project targets interdisciplinary collaborative capabilities as an essential employability skill for the 21st century. The project aims to test and evaluate interdisciplinary project-based, work integrated learning for students. A series of interdisciplinary projects have been developed in collaboration with students and industry from a range of disciplines across health, business, humanities and STEM.
The landscape of work has shifted in recent years in response to the rise of technology, super structured organisations and global connectedness.
Davies, Fidler & Gorbis 2011
The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) brings together four of the most innovative and enterprising universities in Australia: University of Technology Sydney, RMIT University, University of South Australia and Curtin University. The ATN is recognised as a global leader of a new generation of universities focused on industry collaboration, real-world research with real-world impact and produce work-ready graduates to become global thinkers in business and the community.
Success in the 2019 round of the ATN Grants Scheme for Excellence in Learning & Teaching has resulted in this project, which aims to enhance the employability of graduates through interdisciplinary, project-based work integrated learning. Curtin University are leading the project.