Employability Skills

Employability Skills

What are employability skills?

Employability skills are those skills necessary for getting, keeping and being successful in a job.

They are the skills and attitudes that enable employees to get along with their colleagues, to make critical decisions, solve problems, develop respect and ultimately become strong ambassadors for the organisation.

Inter-personal skills


Critical thinking

Personal development

Presentation skills



IT skills

Transferrable Skills

What are transferrable skills?

Transferrable skills are skills and abilities that are relevant and helpful across different areas of life: socially, professionally and at school. They are ‘portable skills’



Personal motivation, organisation and time management


Written communication

Verbal communication

Research and analytical skills

Numeracy skills

Personal development

Information technology


    At Fairfax, students are offered a wide range of activities to develop their employability and transferrable skills, through extra-curricular activities, but also through the curriculum, as all subjects play a part in developing these skills.