Conceptualising Graduate Work-Readiness: Theories, Concepts and Implications for Practice and Research

Verma Prikshat, Alan Nankervis, John Burgess, Subas P. Dhakal

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This chapter discusses the conceptualization of graduate work-readiness (GWR) and outlines the theoretical underpinnings associated with developing these conceptualisations. The chapter develops the Work-Related Integrated Competence Model (WRICM) as a comprehensive representation of the competency sets required by graduates to meet the expectations of the multiple stakeholders associated with the graduate transition process. The chapter evaluates the measurement of GWR using the WRICM models and compares it to other models used to measure GWR. The implications and possibilities of the WRICM model are then outlined. The proposed model provides a comprehensive foundation for evaluating GWR and for informing practice and policy around developing GWR attributes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Transition from Graduation to Work
EditorsS Dhakal, V Prikshat, A Nankervis, J Burgess
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811309748
ISBN (Print)9789811309731
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWork, Organization, and Employment


  • Graduate work-readiness Model
  • Work-related competencies
  • Graduate integrated competence model


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