our purpose

This project aims to enhance the employability of University graduates through interdisciplinary project based work integrated learning. Furthermore, this work draws on the opportunities created when Universities, our industry partners and our students collaborate as partners in the learning process. Universities are focused on employability and enabling graduate attributes in literacy, global citizenship, problem solving and interdisciplinary. Students expect their University will equip them for the work of the world and prepare them to succeed in the organisations of the future.

project outcomes

good practice guide

Download the 'Australian Good Practice Guide' for designing, implementing and evaluating project-based interdisciplinary work-integrated learning.

final report

Download the final report, 'Interdisciplinary project-based work-integrated learning: Student-centred learning to enhance employability'.


Workshops that share outcomes of the project will be held at each partner University in 2020/21.

journal paper and book chapter

A peer reviewed journal article will be published in 2021. A book chapter is in press: Ferns, S., Lewis, S., Russell, L., Childers, J., Brewer, M. and Alessandrini, J. 2021. 'Designing and implementing interdisciplinary project-based Work-Integrated Learning' in Advances in Research, Theory and Practice in Work-integrated Learning: Enhancing Employability for a Sustainable Future, Routledge, SJ Ferns, AD Rowe and KE Zegwaard (ed).

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