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Graduate attributes

Students in UC courses acquire a body of professional and disciplinary knowledge, technical and information literacy skills and a set of appropriate professional attitudes. At the heart of these learning outcomes are the generic attributes we have identified as essential for our graduates.
Effective professional practice requires the ability to integrate course-specific and generic knowledge and the different skills and attributes.
Development of the graduate attributes takes place in all courses in ways that reflect the qualification level and type and the character of the particular discipline and professional field.
The University monitors students’ development of graduate attributes through curriculum design, mapping of course and unit learning outcomes, assessment, internal course and unit satisfaction surveys and Australia-wide surveys of university graduates.

Attributes of UC Graduates of Coursework Courses


The University of Canberra provides a high-quality, innovative educational experience. Our courses are designed to equip our graduates to be leaders of their profession, to be outward-looking global citizens and to value lifelong learning.

Because we collaborate closely with industry and other stakeholders, our graduates have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in their profession and become leaders in their field. 

UC graduates can:

  • employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
  • communicate effectively;
  • use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
  • work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
  • display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
  • take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

We support students to gain the knowledge and confidence to be global citizens.

UC graduates can:

  • think globally about issues in their profession;
  • adopt an informed and balanced  approach across professional and international boundaries;
  • understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
  • communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
  • make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
  • behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

Our graduates are passionate about being at the forefront of their profession, staying in touch with the latest research, news and technology.

UC graduates can:

  • reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
  • be self-aware;
  • adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
  • evaluate and adopt new technology.