A work integrated learning (WIL) framework to incorporate accounting graduate skills and attributes through accounting and business courses

Leong, Raymond and Kavanagh, Marie (2010) A work integrated learning (WIL) framework to incorporate accounting graduate skills and attributes through accounting and business courses. In: ACEN 2010: Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges , 29 Sep-1 Oct 2010, Perth, Australia.

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For many years, emphasis has been placed on the production of 'work ready' graduates competent in their disciplinary field and able to cope in a changing work environment. Graduates must be able to proactively navigate the world of work and self-manage the career building process. Universities are being placed under increasing pressure to produce employable graduates with governments making public funding for universities contingent upon demonstrable graduate outcomes. At USQ Springfield, undergraduate students in commerce and business have the opportunity to experience Work Integrated Learning (WIL) as part of their learning.

Through careful planning, implementation and assessments in three accounting/business courses in the WIL framework, students are encouraged to build essential knowledge and skills and enjoy a great education experience. They learn that to be successful in the working environment, they will need to be equipped with not only technical skills but transferable generic skills like communications, teamwork and problem-solving that can be applied to a variety of workplace situations.

This framework incorporates many aspects of employable skills and attributes expected of a university graduate from business and commerce programs. It narrows the expectations gap between industry and academia and produce graduates that are more readily employable, adaptable and positive contributors in the workplace.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no 95. Permanent restricted access to paper at Author's request.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2010 05:21
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: work integrated learning; framework; graduate skills; attributes; accounting;
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8899

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