Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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10 resources found for ‘workforce’.

The social work and human services workforce: report from a national study of education, training and workforce needs

Karen Healy, Bob Lonne
The University of Queensland
The University of Queensland
Final Report Download Document (2.16 MB)

Developing pedagogical models for building creative workforce capacities in undergraduate students

Professor Erica McWilliam
Queensland University of Technology
Queensland University of Technology
Website resource Download Document (7.94 KB)

Good Practice Report: Revitalising the academic workforce

Southwell, D.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

This good practice report, commissioned by the ALTC, provides a summative evaluation of useful outcomes and good practices from ALTC projects and fellowships on revitalising the academic workforce. The report contains:

  • a summative evaluation of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from completed ALTC projects and fellowships
  • a literature review of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from national and international research
  • the proposed outcomes and resources for teaching and learning which will be produced by current incomplete ALTC projects and fellowships
  • identifies areas in which further work or development are appropriate.


ALTC Good Practice Report Download Document (1.01 MB)

Learning and Teaching for Interprofessional Practice, Australia: Developing interprofessional learning and practice capabilities within the Australian health workforce - a proposal for building capacity within the higher education sector

Cheryl Bell, Roger Dunston, Gillian Nisbet, Terry Fitzgerald, Rosalie Pockett, Geof Hawke, Jill White, Alison Lee, Jill Thistlethwaite, Diana Slade, Adrian Lee, Lynda Matthews
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
Project report with Appendix 1 - Key activities and Appendix 2 - Operational plan Download Document (814.39 KB)
Appendix 3 - Consultation document Download Document (2.03 MB)
Appendix 4 - Final proposal Download Document (3.4 MB)

Interprofessional Health Education in Australia: The Way Forward

Cheryl Bell, Roger Dunston, Terry Fitzgerald, Geof Hawke, Adrian Lee, Alison Lee, Lynda Matthews, Gillian Nisbet, Rosalie Pockett, Diana Slade, Jill Thistlethwaite, Jill White
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
Position paper Download Document (3.39 MB)

Forging new directions in physics education in Australian Universities

Les Kirkup, Manjula Sharma
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney

The website consists mainly of components of the final project report and some derived resources that address three priorities: service teaching, laboratory work and employment of physics graduates. These form the three strands of the project.

The report on a survey of service teaching identifies three models of service teaching and outlines differences between student expectations and experiences of service-taught units. The survey found that students' experiences are significantly at variance with their expectations. The outcomes provide very strong evidence that university service teaching physics needs to be examined and reformed. Examples of units where students' experiences matched their expectations are described in Appendix 3 of the final report.

There is also a self-efficacy survey which would be of use in unit reviews.

The strand on laboratory work for physics students consists mostly of reports on workshop meetings, from which many issues were raised but few solutions proposed. The most tangible and immediate outcome of this strand is the depository of physics higher year laboratory experiments in use in Australian universities. This resource provides experiment titles, brief outline and the contact details of their designers/authors. It could prove very valuable in the sharing of and, if engaged with critically, improving of laboratory work.

The report on graduates in the workforce outlines graduates' employment types and graduates' preparedness for work in terms of knowledge and generic attributes. The report will be of interest to physics program managers. A separate document, outlining employment destinations of physics graduates, could be used to motivate or inform potential or current physics students.

Curriculum renewal for interprofessional education in health

Roger Dunston
University of Technology, Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney
CQUniversity, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Griffith University, The University of Notre Dame Australia, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia
Final report Download Document (2.38 MB)

Assessing creativity: strategies and tools to support teaching and learning in architecture and design

Anthony Williams, Hedda Haugen Askland
The University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle
Deakin University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of Tasmania
Final Report Download Document (886.07 KB)

Managing educational change in the ICT discipline at the tertiary education level: Final Report

Tony Koppi, Fazel Naghdy
University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong
Monash, QUT
Final Report Download Document (1.17 MB)

This is an outstanding, comprehensive analysis of the state of tertiary ICT education in Australia, including the need for some change and how this should be approached. The report includes extensive survey data from the perspectives of academic staff, recent graduates and (to a lesser extent) employers of ICT graduates. It is noteworthy that these surveys have been conducted across a very representative component of the Australian sector, giving confidence about the broad relevance of the findings.

The report is a "must read" for anyone undertaking a serious review of their ICT curriculum or teaching, and indeed is worth the attention of anyone seeking a good example of such a review, irrespective of discipline. It is particularly illuminating to observe the alignment, of lack thereof, between what is taught at University and what students require in the workforce. Of course, there is an ongoing debate about how tightly Universities should aim for work-ready graduates, but the data in this report from recent ICT graduates are relevant to all tertiary programs in this area.

The report is lengthy, with a wealth of (quantitative and qualitative) data and substantial data analysis. There are nine recommendations, of which three focus on the ICT sector and its perceptions by stakeholders, and six address aspects of the curriculum and teaching; these latter recommendations are most relevant for discipline standards. The report is beautifully written and well-organised, and argues its case convincingly. The reader will benefit from either a short reading or a comprehensive analysis.

Developing cross-disciplinary leadership capacity for enhancing the professional education of multidisciplinary mental health workers

Shirley Morrissey, Graham Davidson
Griffith University
Griffith University

This project and resources support a distributed leadership approach to cross-disciplinary education and training for mental health practitioners who will take up multidisciplinary mental health placements.  Resources provided:

  • Multimedia (video) accounts of multidisciplinary mental health practice are available from the website inlcuding materials focusing on the philosophy, ontology, epistemology and methods of the five major mental health disciplines of mental health nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology and social work, and multimedia examples of sufferers’ experiences of mental health services.
  • Student placement preparation workshop workbook materials
  • Student placement workbook materials. 
  • Workbooks and accompanying PowerPoint slides for facilitators
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Links to Codes of Ethics websites.
University of Sunshine Coast
Final Report Download Document (710.25 KB)
Workshop Facilitators Manual Download Document (2.06 MB)
Workshop PowerPoint Slides Download Document (3 MB)
Student Placement Preparation Download Document (1.08 MB)
Student Placement Workbook Download Document (592.11 KB)
Annotated Bibliography Download Document (572.8 KB)
Codes of Ethics Download Document (27.24 KB)