We live in a digitized era with rapidly evolving technology; consequently, educational curricula need to be adapted to meet the skills and demands of society. This paper analyses current trends within Australian undergraduate Information Technology (IT) curricula to better understand the education-employability mismatch. Secondary data collection from publicly available unit guides and primary data from interviews with IT employers were gathered to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current IT undergraduate curricula through a matrix. The matrix based on the information literacy framework, coupled with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), will improve the tertiary education curriculum, with a view towards increasing employability rates post-graduation.
Alavi, Hijab; Smith, Stephen; and Busch, Peter, "IT Education vs. Employability Mismatch" (2022). ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 8.