Graduate Attributes

ACU seeks to develop its students as educated, skilled and ethical graduates, who are sensitive to injustice and work for the common good. In line with this commitment, and drawing on the Identity and Mission of the University, the ACU graduate attributes highlight these values.

ACU undertakes to ensure that all graduates develop the University’s graduate attributes. This development is achieved through explicitly teaching and assessing the University’s graduate attributes over the life of the course.

A list of the ten Graduate Attributes is available on the ACU website.

The alignment of Graduate Attributes with student learning outcomes is detailed in the Unit Outlines formally approved by Academic Board and in the Extended Unit Outlines provided to students. For access to specific Unit Outlines contact your Faculty Lecturer in Charge (LIC) or your Learning and Teaching Managers or Course/Program Coordinators.

A webinar presented by Dr Kristina Everett, Senior Lecturer, Academic Development (Assessment) titled Unit Level Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and How They Work can be viewed on the Learning and Teaching Centre website. To help with mapping graduate attributes in your unit, the LTC has a Graduate Attributes - Mapping template. This is available on its Assessment website under ‘Aligning attributes, outcomes and assessment’.

The Library also has a Graduate Attribute Toolkit that provides information on the following Graduate Attributes, GA4, GA6, GA8, GA9 & GA10

Further Information

Further information about integrating Graduate Attributes into your curriculum design can be obtained by contacting the Academic Developers, Educational Designers or eLearning Advisor in the Learning and Teaching Centre or your Faculty’s Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), LICs or Learning and Teaching Managers or Course/Program Coordinators.