Resilience Toolkit

The Resilience Toolkit was a SABE learning and teaching research project and the support for this and the development of the associated outcomes was provided in 2016  by the Office for Learning and Teaching within the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary education. For the full team members and acknowledgements please see the Toolkit PDF.

Toolkit Introduction

Upon graduation many students lose access to support structures such as:

  • peers
  • academic mentoring
  • time management advice
  • environmental familiarity
  • organizational understanding and culture

This may lead to:

  • tension
  • stress
  • failure to perform effectively in new workplaces

This is particularly the case for graduates who move into work within the construction, as this industry provides a uniquely stressful environment where the development of resilience is imperative for success.

The ability to cope and draw on resilience skills provides answers for built environment graduates.

The development of resilience skills is not included as learning outcomes within courses, units of study or programs of learning within the built environment discipline.

This dilemma, from students’ perspective, draws us to the rationale of the project and its aim: To develop a toolkit, for academic use, that helps Built Environment students build resilience and coping skills.

Resilience Toolkit

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.