Pathways for Australian psychology graduates: understanding employability, career paths and career decision-making

Tony Machin, Tanya Machin, Jacquelyn Cranney, Judith Gullifer, Frances Martin, John Reece, Karen Marangio, Dawn Darlaston-Jones, Kimberley Norris, Melissa Davis, Emily Lowe-Calverley, Natalie Gasson

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Research into careers enabled by undergraduate psychology education is important for potential students, current students, graduands, universities and employers. This type of research – focusing on employability, careers and career pathways – should support the recent changes introduced by the Australian Government to funding for universities. These changes specifically focus on increasing the job-readiness of university graduates as reflected in the Australian government job-ready graduate package launched in June 2020, which included government reforms to the Higher Education sector and funding initiatives (Australian Government, 2020). The priorities within this scheme are to increase innovative approaches to work-integrated learning, STEM-skills graduates (psychology is a STEM discipline) and improve outcomes for employment, and supporting universities with developing collaborations with industry (Australian Government, 2020).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationInPsych
PublisherAustralian Psychological Society
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • psychology education
  • career path
  • psychology graduate
  • psychological literacy
  • psychological scientist identity

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