(1) These procedures provide details of the University's compliance with the statutory requirements of the Higher Education Provider Standards, as regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), and the associated Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for graduate attributes.
(2) The AQF defines graduate attributes/capabilities as generic learning outcomes which are incorporated (embedded) into qualifications in the development process. These generic learning outcomes are defined as the transferrable, non-discipline specific skills a graduate may achieve through learning that have application in study, work and life contexts. The four broad categories of generic learning outcomes recognised in the AQF (2013, p.11) are:
(3) UNE graduate attributes are the generic characteristics and personal qualities that define UNE graduates, together with the core knowledge, skills and capabilities specific to a student's course of study. UNE graduate attributes are:
(4) Students are provided with appropriate learning, teaching and assessment experiences to enable them to develop the UNE Graduate Attributes across the period of their study.
(5) UNE graduate attributes are:
|Knowledge of a discipline||Graduates will have knowledge of their discipline including a global perspective|
|Communication skills||Graduates will convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences|
|Problem solving||Graduates will apply logical, critical and creative thinking to solve a range of problems|
|Information literacy||Graduates will recognise when information is needed, and identify, evaluate, and effectively use information as required|
|Ethical conduct and social responsibility||Graduates will be able to recognise, reflect on and respond appropriately to social, cultural and ethical issues|
|Lifelong learning||Graduates will be prepared for lifelong learning in pursuit of personal and professional development|
|Independence and collaboration||Graduates will work independently and collaboratively to achieve individual and common goals|
(22) These procedures apply to all UNE AQF-compliant courses from the start of Trimester 1, 2016.
(23) UNE graduate attributes are identified within the AQF learning outcome dimensions at every qualification level and are mapped to course learning outcomes.
(24) When developing a new course or reviewing an existing course, Course Coordinators will: