Leveraging Australia's Diverse Student Tertiary Population to Increase Global Competency

Ben attended the OECD forum. He is a third year Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Melbourne and is studying economics, finance and computer science. 

Abstract

Given the multicultural nature of Australia’s workforce, tertiary students must develop skills of global competency, vital for work in a diverse labour market. This paper defines global competency and breaks it into the core components of knowledge, skill and attitude that can be individually addressed by universities. Australian universities, utilising their uniquely diverse student make up, should be better promoting each element of the competency through educational and other programs. This paper will provide recommendations to Australian tertiary institutions, highlighting ways in which diverse student bodies can be better engaged to promote the learning of global competency.

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