How do I navigate my career in an ever-changing workplace?

Adaptive Futures is a project based online practicum aimed at developing and applying students’ skills, capabilities and knowledge of future workplaces.

You’ll learn and practice the human skills required to be successful as an individual - curiosity, creativity, empathy, and courage. You’ll examine how these factors underpin future career success in a rapidly changing global landscape, taking into account emerging technologies, artificial intelligence and other globalisation factors.

Guided by your lecturer and as part of a small team, you’ll apply these skills and capabilities to a real-life business challenge for an industry partner. Your client will present a problem related to their future workforce and, in project teams, students will investigate this challenge, workshop solutions, and provide a recommended way forward.


Applications close 21 June 

Adaptive Futures (COMM2244) is a free elective. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that this course will count within your program requirements. It’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program.

The course is available to students who:

  • Have completed a minimum of 48 UoC at the commencement of this course
  • Have room in their degree for this course
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator)
  • Have not completed COMM2233 or DIPP1510

Assessment is satisfactory/unsatisfactory according to the standard UNSW scale.

  • Team project (2 x presentations + Q&A with industry partner) 30%
  • Peer assessment 15%
  • Self-skill assessment + reflection 40% 
  • Business report 20% 

As enrolment is restricted, you can’t enrol yourself into this course. The UNSW Business School will enrol eligible students who have been notified of their acceptance into this course.

Term 3 Expressions of Interest are now open and will close 21 June 2021 at 9am.

Apply now

Please note: If you’re undertaking this course as an elective, you must complete a progression check to ensure you have space in your degree.