Taylors College Perth students in class

Skills for success summary


CareerAhead is designed to give you a head start in today’s competitive graduate employment market by helping you become a confident, highly skilled and extremely employable graduate.

How CareerAhead works:

  • Before you arrive: You will receive helpful information and advice from our admissions team about CareerAhead and what it can do for you.

  • When you arrive: You will get a full overview of the CareerAhead program and complete an online skills assessment in your own language. You will then receive a full report that highlights your existing skills and specific areas you need to focus on developing.

  • At Taylors College: You will learn a whole range of employability skills as part of the Employability Skills (ESK) units. You will also create your own personal development plan with help from expert tutors and one-to-one career sessions.

  • At UWA: Even when you progress on to your degree at UWA, your career support continues. This comprises completing a range of assignments from your personal development plan that will help you develop the skills you need to work in your chosen career when you graduate. Assignments include activities such as volunteer work and taking the leadership role in sports teams and societies.

CareerAhead will help you:

  • Identify your natural strengths and the skills you need to improve.
  • Get a better understanding of the employment market in your home country, as well as in Australia. 
  • Write an impressive CV and a personal statement. 
  • Boost your confidence by practising interview skills. 
  • Make the right choices for your future career.

Employability Skills units

At Taylors College CareerAhead is delivered within the Employability Skills (ESK) units, which are compulsory for all students.

ESK also focuses on the general skills required of all graduate employees such as your ability to work in a team, business/commercial awareness, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to plan organise and prioritise work, problem solving skills and digital skills. The module also looks at specific skills required for your chosen career, for example if you wish to study Law you will need to be able to reflect critically.

Please note that you must pass this unit in order to progress to your undergraduate degree.

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