The transition from education to employment for migrants in Australia

QUT Business School student topic

Study level


Master of Philosophy


QUT Business School

School of Management

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Associate Professor Artemis Chang
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School
Dr Kathy Moore
Lecturer in Management
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School


The extent to which current employability models explain the transition from education to work for migrants in Australia has received little empirical attention to date.  For example, social capital plays an integral part in most young people’s transitions into employment, yet many migrant Australians lack accessibility to social networks that create employment opportunities outside their local communities.  This topic would be suitable for students who are interested in exploring migrant job seekers’ experiences in transitioning from education to employment across urban and regional areas of Australia.  Other related research topics could include the roles and responsibilities of higher education institutions, employers and community groups in the development of employability of migrant Australians.


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