From Lecturer to Facilitator: optimising student outcomes and experience

Australia/Sydney 3.00pm | Mon 17th July
USA/Los Angeles 10.00pm | Sun 16th July
Europe/London 6.00am | Mon 17th July

Mike Kennedy – Professional Year Program Facilitator – C&I
Leanne Courtney – Curriculum & Learning Manager – C&I

In 2017, the curriculum for the Professional Year Program (PYP) was updated to introduce Workplace Simulation, Rolling Enrolments and an increased use of educational technology in the classroom. This required the training team to redesign the teaching and learning materials to develop workplace related activities after consultation with industry. These activities were created to address the skills gaps identified in graduate employability skills.

The objective of the project was to optimise student outcomes and experience in the PYP classroom. The curriculum enhancements required the training team to embrace change, to quickly learn new technologies and the outcome has seen our trainers’ self-perception shift from that of a trainer to a curriculum coach and facilitator. The materials that have been developed are also being embedded in our other career readiness and work integrated programs. How did we do it?

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Change and Trainer PD
  • Development of the Simulated Workplace Activities
  • Importance of Employability Skills focus
  • Introduction of educational technology
  • Workplace Simulation Sessions
  • Digital Portfolios
  • Psychometric Evaluation to develop Professional Development Plans
  • What’s next in the ongoing development of the curriculum – Leadership Model, Entrepreneurship?

About Careers and Internships (C&I)
Navitas Careers and Internships delivers the BSB40215 in the Professional Year Program and a range of careers readiness and work integrated learning programs. The PYP is a Department of Immigration and Border Protection professional career development program combining formal learning and an Australian internship placement.

The program gives international graduates the skills to gain employment and excel in their chosen field. Successful completion provides eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency.