• Deakin University

Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Teamwork

Evidence your teamwork skills for the workplace and progress in your career.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Gain in-demand collaborative skills for the workplace

Explore the importance of teamwork in the modern workplace, with this online course from Deakin University.

On this course, you’ll learn how to develop a wide range of collaborative skills and showcase them to employers.

Next, you’ll find out about the behaviours, skills and knowledge that exemplify good teamwork. You’ll also discover practical tips and strategies for working across diverse, virtual and cross-functional teams.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the role of teamwork in jobs today and in the future.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds DR.

Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds NORTH-SAMARDZIC: Landing on the moon, winning a World Cup,

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds the music of a symphony orchestra: none of these or many other of mankind’s greatest fates could be accomplished alone. They were achieved through teamwork. Hello. I’m Dr. Andrea North-Samardzic, course director of the Master Professional Practise and Leadership at Deakin University. Even if you are not trying to land on the moon or win the World Cup doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be a team player. When it comes to your own career and employability, it’s important to demonstrate that you can forge relationships with other people and work together in harmony, just like a musician in an orchestra. Organisations across the globe rely on teamwork to meet their strategic goals.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds Therefore, the more effective you are as a team member, the more valuable you will be in the world of work. The fact is, it’s far easier to train someone to be technically proficient at their job than to develop someone’s capabilities as a good team member. By demonstrating your mastery of teamwork, you’ll be considered an important asset to any organisation. By taking this short course, you’ll learn how to identify, improve, and evidence your teamwork skills by - hearing from industry leaders about what teamwork skills they’re looking for and why, - learning more about teamwork from Deakin academic and professional staff, - benchmarking your teamwork capabilities against international qualifications, frameworks, and Deakin professional practise criteria.

Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds Deakin University is a leader in work-integrated learning and provides internationally recognised credentials in workplace capabilities. So whether you are a professional looking to advance your current career, rejoin the workforce, or change track completely, this course will give you new insights, practical strategies, and pathways to demonstrate your teamwork skills to the world. Register now so we can take this learning journey together.

What topics will you cover?

  • Investigate the role of teamwork in both jobs of today and in the future
  • Explore what teamwork skills employers are looking for
  • Discover practical tips and strategies for working within and across diverse, virtual and cross functional teams, including how to manage conflict
  • Benchmark your capability in teamwork against international qualifications frameworks
  • Discover how to apply for an internationally recognised, university-level credential.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe teamwork and its importance to the workplace
  • Identify the behaviours, skills and knowledge that exemplify good teamwork
  • Assess your current teamwork skills against qualifications frameworks
  • Collect evidence of your capability to demonstrate to employers and/or apply for a teamwork credential.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at recent graduates or professionals looking to plan their career. It also will be of interest to job seekers looking to show their teamwork skills to employers.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic is a Lecturer in the Department of Management at Deakin Business School. She teaches in the MBA and other postgraduate programs and researches contemporary leadership issues

Dr Nicholas Patterson (Ph.D) is an Associate Director of Future Technologies at RMIT and an Alfred Deakin Medalist in Information Technology.

Dr Trina Jorre de St Jorre is a Lecturer in Graduate Employability at Deakin University. Her focus is on assuring graduate capabilities and improving employment outcomes.

Dr Colin Higgins is an Associate Professor in Management at Deakin University and also leads Deakin's Global Courses. He teaches strategy and researches how companies engage with sustainability

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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