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

Career Accelerator's Adaptive Futures (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.

Adaptive Futures will be offered in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Term 3 are now closed.

Expressions of Interest for Term 1 2023 are open and will close on 4th October 2022 at 11:59pm.

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Term 1

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4th October

Term 2

Late January

Early March

Term 3

Early May

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Summer Term

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  • 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! Adaptive Futures (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 (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 3 are now closed.

    Expressions of Interest for Term 1 2023 are open and will close on 4th October 2022 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). 


For any further enquiries please email Career Accelerator.