IRU Employability Assessment Toolkit

Eighteen employability assessment templates are available for you to download and adapt in your contexts. The templates cover a range of employability assessments, including job application tasks, reflection on employability skills, and a ‘me in a minute’ elevator pitch.

The toolkit will be useful for educators involved in designing assessments that develop students’ employability skills, whether in a stand-alone employability subject or as part of a discipline-based subject.

Each template includes a description of the assessment task, objectives, rationale, detailed description and marking rubric. You can use a template as is, change it to suit your needs, or just have a look to get some ideas.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. That means you are free to use it, share it and adapt it as long as you give appropriate credit to the IRU.

The toolkit was produced by Professor Jessica Vanderlelie in collaboration with IRU members.

In addition to those credited on individual items, the following IRU colleagues generously contributed their time and intellectual efforts to the development of the employability toolkit:

  • Gayle Brent, Griffith University
  • Jason Brown La Trobe University
  • Elizabeth Cook, James Cook University
  • Troy Dobbinson, Griffith University
  • Tara Harold, James Cook University
  • Brooke Harris Reeves, Griffith University
  • Verity Kingsmill, Flinders University
  • Suzanne Knuiman, Murdoch University
  • Michelle Lasen, James Cook University
  • Amelia McFarland, Griffith University
  • Vanette McLennan, Griffith University
  • Andrew Pearson, Griffith University
  • Trudy Quantrill, James Cook University
  • Christine Randall, Griffith University
  • David Rowbottom, Murdoch University
  • Georgina Sanger, Griffith University
  • Nina Tabor, Flinders University
  • Joanne Webster, James Cook University