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Employability and Careers Development Committee


Employability and Careers Development Committee

This committee operates in accordance with the UWA Principles for the Operation of Committee and UWA Rules for the operation of committees. Members must act in accordance with the University Committee Members' Code of Conduct.

Position of the Committee within the University of Western Australia

1. The Employability and Careers Development Committee (ECDC) is a standing committee of the University Education Committee.


2. The role of the Employability and Careers Development Committee is to—

a. advise and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and where relevant the University Executive on the implementation of the Employability and Careers Development Framework, and promote-

i. Institutional support: ensure that Employability and Careers Development programs are supported by senior leadership and are aligned with the University's strategic priorities;

ii. Academic support: provide support to academic staff involved in the programs, such as training, resources, and recognition;

iii. Student support: provide students with ongoing support, such as access to resources mentoring, and career advice;

iv. Industry and community support: foster partnerships with industry and community organisations and provide them with ongoing support, such as networking opportunities and access to university resources;

b. recommend to the University Education Committee new initiatives and programs to improve employability and career development;

c. consider and evaluate ideas, strategies, and information presented by the Employability Community of Practice and other stakeholders to ensure activities and initiatives are coordinated and remain aligned with strategic priorities and best practice;

d. monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives and programs against University employability and career development measures and targets;

e. review and update the Employability and Career Development Framework in line with the University’s strategic priorities and relevant policies;

f. provide an annual report to the University Education Committee on its activities.


3.(1) The committee comprises:

a. the Director, Education Innovation and Enterprise as Chair;

b. the Manager, Curriculum Management or nominee;

c. the Director, McCusker Centre for Citizenship or nominee;

d. the Director, Student Accommodation and Community or nominee;

e. the Principal, University Hall or nominee;

f. the Associate Director, Student Services and Engagement or nominee;

g. the Manager, Careers or nominee;

h. the Associate Director, Alumni Engagement or nominee;

i. the Director, Campus Management or nominee;

j. the Associate Director, Industry Engagement or nominee;

k. the Senior Manager, Network Systems or nominee;

l. a UWA Staff representative (academic or professional) from the Student Voice Australia Practitioner Network;

m. a UWA student representative from the Student Voice or Australia Practitioner Network;

n. the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Commercial) or nominee;

o. the Dean, Graduate Research School or nominee;

p. the Chair, Board of Studies (Mathematical and Physical Sciences) or nominee;

q. the Chair, Board of Studies (Design and Creative Arts) or nominee;

r. the Chair, Board of Studies (Society and Culture) or nominee;

s. the Chair, Board of Studies (Life, Health and Natural Sciences) or nominee;

t. the Chair, Board of Studies (Management and Commerce) or nominee;

u. five Deputy Heads of School or nominees;

v. the Director, School of Indigenous Studies or nominee;

w. the President, UWA Student Guild or nominee, and

x. up to two co-opted members for balance and specialised skills.

3.(2) The Committee may elect a Deputy Chair from amongst its membership.

Terms of office

4. (1) The term of office of members appointed under 3(1)(x)  is three years.

4. (2) At the end of a term of office, the membership under 3(1)(x) may be appointed for a second term only.

Skills and/or qualifications of members and standing invitees.

5. It is desirable that members have a leadership role within employability and career development in their respective functional area or substantial experience in learning and teaching, and this important role is to be taken into account when nominees are appointed.


6. The quorum for the Employability and Careers Development Committee is half the membership plus one (excluding standing invitees).


7.(1) All All matters are decided by a majority of the members present and voting.

7.(2) Each members has a vote.

7.(3) The chair of the meeting has an ordinary vote and a casting vote.

7.(4) Standing invitees do not have a vote.

Frequency of meetings

8. The committee normally meets at least four times a year during the period from February to November and may meet more frequently when required


Executive Officer: Mr Jun Hua Guo 

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