Employability credentials

Deakin’s core employability credentials are the ‘soft skills’ or transferable
skills that professionals need to excel in contemporary workplaces.

These skills are becoming increasingly important as soft skill-intensive
occupations grow. You can now be recognised for these skills through
credentials, which are NOT degree qualifications by themselves – but
their levels of achievement align with international skills and qualification
frameworks.

Core employability

Communication
Communication
Communication is essential to promote commitment and the sharing of ideas and information within your team and across the organisation, external stakeholders and customers.
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Critical thinking
Critical thinking
Critical thinking is essential to analyse a situation or problem, identify causal relationships and generate an optimal solution.
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Digital literacy
Digital literacy
Digital literacy is an essential skill for effective participation in today's fast paced digital world with businesses relying on digital technology for all aspects of their operations.
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Global citizenship
Global citizenship
Global citizenship is essential in understanding your professional responsibilities in an increasingly diverse global economy and society.
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Innovation
Innovation
Innovation skills are essential for organisations to respond to future opportunities, embrace new uses of technologies and improve industry methods.
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Problem solving
Problem solving
Problem solving is an essential part of business today as it involves the ability to define and analyse problems, identify problem severity and implement optimal solutions.
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Professional ethics
Professional ethics
Professional ethics encompasses the personal, organisational and corporate standard of behaviour expected of professionals.
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Self-management
Self-management
Show how you work and learn independently, and take responsibility for personal actions.
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Teamwork
Teamwork
Teamwork is one of the most highly regarded employability skills and many organisations rely on successful teamwork to achieve organisational goals and objectives.
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