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Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes are the generic transferable, non-discipline learning skills and qualities that a graduate is expected to develop during their time at ACPE. These generic graduate attributes outline the overarching capabilities that will be developed by students. These attributes are intended to equip graduates to be global citizens, and effective members of society. The graduate attributes go across all areas of study.

The ACPE Graduate Attributes are listed below:

  • Independent and Lifelong Learning

    A commitment to continued and independent learning, intellectual development, critical analysis and inquiry, integrative thinking, and creativity.

      • Ethics and Ethical Practice

      An awareness of, and sensitivity to, ethics and ethical standards on interpersonal and social levels, and within a field of study and/or profession. To demonstrate integrity on social, cultural, and environmental issues.

      • Communication

      The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts using literacy, numeracy and information technology skills.

      • Information Literacy

      The ability to assimilate, analyse and utilise information effectively in a range of contexts, genres and text types.

      • Discipline Knowledge and Skills

      A command of a significant body of discipline knowledge and relevant professional skills.

      • Social Justice

      An acknowledgment of and respect for equality of opportunity, individual and civic responsibility, indigenous and other cultures and times, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

      • Global Perspective

      An appreciation, respect and valuing of cultural and intellectual diversity.

      • Teamwork and Leadership

      A capacity for and an understanding of teamwork and leadership.