The purpose of this module is to support students to better understand what they care about, who they are and what this may mean for their future. In addition, it is to provide students with learning activities (in connection to WIL experiences throughout the program) to support them in their understanding of, and development of, transferable skills.
Transferable skills and knowledge
Transferable skills are those that are developed through a variety of life experiences, whether these be through education, work, work experience/WIL, social and community activities, volunteering, travel or engagement in leisure or hobbies for example (see Griffith University, 2017; Maher, 2004; QUT, 2017). More importantly they are skills that can be recognised, developed and then applied across different settings (see Griffith University, 2017; Higgs, 2011, QUT, 2017). Developing transferable skills and the associated knowledge increases the probability of students securing or enhancing employability (see Knight and Yorke, 2004; Maher, 2004, as cited in HEQCO, 2016). Transferable skills are also important to develop as they can be applied in other contexts outside of the workplace (see Griffith University, 2017).