Ten internationally recognised enterprise skills underpin our work with Achieve.

They have been drawn from the work of  Deloitte Access Economics, World Economic Forum, Foundation for Young Australians and others.

They are:

Innovation // The ability to critically review information and break away from prevailing mindsets, conceptualise new and improved ideas, theories and practice.

Teamwork // The ability to work and interact appropriately with others including those from different backgrounds and professions. Stimulating relationships in order to promote collaborative outcomes, knowledge sharing and goals.

Self Management // The ability to work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions

Emotional Judgement // The ability to build rapport and recognise and manage one’s own emotions and respond appropriately to the emotions of others.

Global Citizenship // The ability to think, act, relate and respond to socio-cultural elements. Understanding the ‘self’ in relation to ‘others’ within the local and broader community and discipline. Demonstrating cultural sensitivity, regard and respect for differences and effectively promoting a positive culture.

Critical Thinking //  The ability to actively and skilfully analyse, conceptualise and apply the information given to a given situation or experience in life and work to gain understanding to guide action.

Professional Ethics // The ability to make ethical decisions and model professional standards of behaviour and action in a range of environments. Demonstrate an understanding of own ethics and values.

Digital Literacy //  The ability to use technology confidently and critically to meet the demands of life and work. This includes using technology to communicate, find information and transact, being able to configure and use digital systems, as well as build and create digital technology.

Communication // The ability to use oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change in a manner appropriate to different audiences.

Problem Solving // Investigating, identifying and testing a range of solutions for addressing a problem to optimise tasks, processes or performance in life and work.

Why does Achieve focus on Enterprise Skills?

The following statistics are drawn from a broad research base and informed the development and design of Achieve:

36% of millennials feel they have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in economy 4.0 – Deloitte Millennial Survey, 2018

52% of participants in Skillsroad 2018 youth census reported they received quality career advice throughout their schooling.

2 out of 3 reported they experienced sadness, anxiety or worry that significantly impacted how they study, live or work in the last twelve months – Skillsroad 2018 Youth Census

88% of employers believe school leavers are not prepared for the workforce – British Chamber Of Commerce Workforce Survey, 2018

4 out of 10 employers in the EU report difficulties finding employees with the right skills. Oecd, Getting Skills Right, 2016

66% of parents fear their child will not find a job – Baker Dearing Trust, 2015

Around 1 in 3 young people in Australia are unemployed or underemployed. FYA, New Work Order 2015