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Curtin Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attributes Policy

The Graduate Attributes Policy is embedded in the Course Approval and Quality Manual (see page 21)

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Curtin is committed to producing graduates who demonstrate the Graduate Attributes. Students are presented with appropriate learning, teaching, and assessment experiences to enable them to develop and demonstrate the Curtin Graduate Attributes. The Curtin Graduate Attributes are explicitly communicated to staff and students in all course and unit documentation.

Curtin graduates demonstrate evidence, as appropriate to their disciplines, that they can:

  1. Apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts;
  2. Think critically, creatively and reflectively;
  3. Access, evaluate and synthesise information;
  4. Communicate effectively;
  5. Use technologies appropriately;
  6. Utilise lifelong learning skills;
  7. Recognise and apply international perspectives;
  8. Demonstrate intercultural awareness and understanding; and
  9. Apply professional skills.

In addition, graduates of research degrees demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through research.

Teaching, learning and assessment of the Curtin Graduate Attributes is assured through the normal course approval and review processes, and the monitoring of student learning experiences through student evaluation mechanisms.

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Curtin's course learning outcomes Generic descriptions
1. Apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings, and ways of thinking;
Extend the boundaries of knowledge through research.
2. Think critically, creatively and reflectively Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of an issue;
Think creatively to generate innovative solutions.
3. Access, evaluate and synthesise information Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies;
Make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources.
4. Communicate effectively Communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
5. Use technologies appropriately Use appropriate technologies recognising their advantages and limitations.
6. Utilise lifelong learning skills Use a range of learning strategies;
Take responsibility for one's own learning and development;
Sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a graduate.
7. Recognise and apply international perspectives Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives;
Apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area.
8. Demonstrate intercultural awareness and understanding Respect individual human rights;
Recognise the importance of cultural diversity particularly the perspective of Indigenous Australians;
Value diversity of language.
9. Applying professional skills Work independently and in teams;
Demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices.