Rites of passage: Developing work-ready grduates
Field Project B is a final semester course in the three year Bachelor of Exercise Science that provides both career development learning and work-integrated learning in order to produce successful, work-ready graduates. The course provides a practical model for university academics and career development practitioners to work collaboratively by engaging students in active and personalised learning experiences. This course, in conjunction with Field Project A which is offered as a second-year summer semester course, is based upon the SOAR model and assists teachers to operationalise and contextualise the ideals of career development learning. SOAR stands for Self-awareness, Opportunity-awareness, Aspirations and Results. Students develop realistic aspirations based on sound information that can help them achieve the outcomes they desire as they move into the workforce. Field Project B has been recognised as an outstanding example of a capstone course, providing students with a competitive advantage and enabling them to become more proactive, confident and motivated in making the most of opportunities to manage their careers and lifelong learning.
Developing work readiness and graduate capability via Capstones
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy