Student Academic and Career Success

UNSW Ranked 3rd in Australia for graduate employability

We support our students’ academic and career success through a range of programs, activities and resources. These include support with academic language and learning, career development, and employability experiences within Australia and globally.

We take a student-centred approach to our work, ensuring our education practices are inclusive and developed through the Universal Design for Learning framework.







Student Learning and Development

We empower our students to succeed academically and prepare them for their future careers. Academic skills and career education are embedded within the curriculum, but students also have access to enabling courses under the University Preparation Program, general education courses, one-on-one consultations, workshops, resources and learner-assisted co-curricular programs to help them become lifelong learners. 

To learn more, visit the UNSW Current Students website below.

Career Development Learning

Academic Language & Learning

Student Career-Ready Connections

At UNSW, we embed the latest industry knowledge into the curriculum and connect our students with professional opportunities on a global level, enabling them to build their careers with confidence, make informed decisions and align their academic journey with their career future. Our careers expos, employer presentations and industry engagement, and professional development programs take a global perspective to reflect the backgrounds and aspirations of our students.

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English Language Support Initiative

Our English language support framework aids and encourages students to develop their English language communication skills for academic and career success. English language skills are embedded within the curriculum, but students also have access to an online self-assessment tool, online resources, and online writing support (Smarthinking).

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The Learning & Career Hub is an integrated location in the Morven Brown Courtyard where students can access academic and careers consultations.

More information for students can be found here (student zID login required).

Our flagship General Education courses CDEV1112 Creating Your Career: Employability for the Future and GENY0001/2/3 Academic Skills Plus are designed to enable undergraduate students to succeed in their studies and be career ready.

More information for students can be found here for CDEV112 and GENY0001/2/3.


The biannual Careers Expos (held in March and May) are UNSW’s largest employer/student connection events. Large employers from a range of industries host stalls with information on graduate, intern and employment opportunities, and promote their organisation to students.

The Expos are a chance for students to learn about career options and organisations, connect with employers in person, and ask questions about career pathways and industries.

More information for students can be found here.

UNSW Next Step is an initiative aiming to enhance UNSW students’ graduate employment outcomes. The Program empowers final year students in their transition from university to professional experience.

More information for students can be found here.

A message to our students