What will the future workforce look like? What skills do I need to thrive?

Career Accelerator's Future of Work Project (COMM5044) is a project based online practicum that investigates the many challenges faced by future workforces and the human capabilities - curiosity, creativity, empathy and courage - required to overcome them.

This course will allow you to develop the skills and capabilities needed for yourself and for organisations to remain successful in the ever changing global business landscape.

Future of Work Project will be offered in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Term 1 2023 are now closed.

Expressions of Interest for Term 2 2023 are open and will close on 7th March 2023 at 11:59pm.

Applications open 

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EOI Applications Open

EOI Applications Close

Term 2 2023

5th October 2022

7th March 2023

Term 3 2023

8th March 2023

20th June 2023

Term 1 2024

21st June 2023

3rd October 2023

  • In this course, you’ll work in a small cross-disciplinary team to address a real-world problem affecting your client's future workforce. You will propose recommendations and solutions to their current and emerging business needs.

    This course is delivered fully online and consists of weekly workshops, online modules and a minimum of three industry partner meetings.

  • Quite possibly! Future of Work Project (COMM5044) is available to UNSW Business School students as an elective. It’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program.

    To be eligible, you’ll need to:

    • Have a minimum of 18 UoC
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Login using Student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator)
    • Have space in your degree for this course
    • You have achieved a score in yellow or green zone for your “LinkedIn profile” on the Career AI platform (Aspire module)
  • Assessment is satisfactory (SY)/unsatisfactory (FL) according to the standard UNSW scale.

    • Reflection journal (40%) 
    • Kialo debate (15%) 
    • Team project (30%) 
      • Two-page report (10%)
      • Executive summary (5%) 
      • Presentation & Q&A to client (15%)
    • Peer assessment (15%) 
  • As enrolment is restricted you're unable to enrol yourself into this course. The UNSW Business School will enrol eligible students who have been notified of their acceptance into this course.

    Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Term 1 2023 are now closed.

    Expressions of Interest for Term 2 2023 are open and will close on 7th March 2023 at 11:59pm. Apply here.

    Please note - if you’re undertaking this course as an elective, it’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program. It’s your responsibility to ensure that this course will count within your program requirements.  

    This course can be completed instead of the specialisation capstone course. (Please check with your school as certain permissions maybe required). 


Please consult the most up to date UNSW Handbook for full course details.

For any further enquiries please email Career Accelerator.