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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Constant changes in the labour market make adaptability an important soft-skill needed to meet workplace demands, particularly within our era of rapid and significant technological development.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for professionals of any sector who want to future-proof their careers and increase their adaptability within the complex world of work that is changing at an accelerated pace.

Explore individual and career adaptability

Learn about theories of individual and career adaptability, including the concept of Adaptability Quotient (AQ). Use these theories to reflect upon your own capacity to adapt and consider how they apply to your career cycle.

Analyse the gendered nature of workplace disruptions

Research finds that in today’s ever-evolving workplace, the key to women’s success is being able to keep up with constant changes. Consider the impacts of societal and workplace disruptions such as an ageing population and a looming care-giving crisis and analyse them through a gendered lens.

Adopt an agile learning mindset

Explore the benefits of an Agile Learning Mindset. Learn how to adopt and maintain this kind of thinking and behaviour by utilising non-technical skills such as communication, organisation, collaboration and flexibility.

Develop your own capacity to adapt to the future workplace

Develop your understanding about how adaptability as a soft-skill can be applied to key disruptions and challenges brought on by tech advancements. Learn to strengthen your own capacity at an individual and career level to cope with current and anticipated change in the workforce.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor Leah Ruppanner

Professor of Sociology, and director of The Future of Work Lab

Leah is a quantitative methodologist whose research focuses on the impact of gender equality and family policy on individuals’ lives through analysis of large cross-national data. Her research has been published in top-tier sociology journals and featured in Slate, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Conversation, and The Age. She is also a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Lía Acosta Rueda

Research coordinator, The Future of Work Lab

Lía is an economist with expertise in public policy, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the Future of Work Lab, Lía provided technical assistance for the design of impact evaluations of social policies in Mexico.

Sophie Squires

Research coordinator, The Future of Work Lab

Sophie is an anthropologist with an interest in gender, politics and the media. She works across various social and gender equality projects, including currently working on evaluating equal opportunity policies of local government and researching barriers to women’s representation.

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The Future of Women at Work series examines the policy, digital skills and interpersonal approaches necessary to establish gender equity in our future workplaces. The series also provides a pathway into the Master of Social Policy. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Adaptability for Artificial Intelligence as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1190.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Oct 1, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Adaptability for Artificial Intelligence, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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2 October – 5 November 2023

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