Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsANDREA NORTH-SAMARDZIC: This week, we focused on what teamwork is and the various types of teams you might be working in. We looked at what teamwork skills employers are looking for, what teamwork competencies you need to have, including the important ability to manage conflict. However, we have been missing out on one very important thing, and that is you. To address this, next week, we will focus on you and how effective you are at teamwork. Given how important teams are in our workplaces, being able to evidence your mastery of teamwork is essential for your career progression.

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 secondsThis is why, at Deakin, we have developed a professional practise credential for teamwork, which is a new way of recognising the skills and knowledge you've developed not only through formal studies but also through other learning, work, and experience. Next week, we will go into greater depth about the international qualifications frameworks our teamwork credential is based on and how you can draw on carefully designed criteria to benchmark your own teamwork expertise and use this to demonstrate how good you are at teamwork. Instead of having people just take our word for it, let's show them how great we really are. So in the spirit of teamwork, let's go into next week together.

What's on for next week?

When it comes to employability, it’s not enough to simply ‘be’ a good teamplayer; you also need to be able to demonstrate and evidence your capability. In this video, Andrea North-Samardzic shares how we’ll help you to do this in next week’s activities.

Next week we’ll be looking at ways to benchmark your skills against international qualifications frameworks and Deakin’s own Professional Practice criteria.

We’ll do this by drawing on a case study to explore how you can use these criteria to gather evidence of your teamwork expertise and demonstrate your skills to the world.

We’ll also let you how you can apply for – and receive a discount on – Deakin’s internationally-recognised teamwork credential, which is a new way of recognising the skills and knowledge you’ve developed through your learning, work and life experience. We’ll also tell you how you can get a discount on the cost of the Teamwork credential. Meanwhile, if you’d like to find out more about how credentials work, drop us a line.

Your task

Watch the video from Andrea to find out more about what’s on for next week.

In the comments, discuss which activities we have planned for next week that you’re most looking forward to.

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Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Teamwork

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