Graduate Learning Outcomes

We know that study here at Charles Sturt University is only one step on your journey, and you will one day be a leader of your profession, and a leader in your community.

That’s why study at Charles Sturt is more than just getting job skills. It’s about preparing you with qualities that we associate with university graduates, such as being reliably informed, a good communicator, job ready, a lifelong learner and a citizen of the world.

Why it's important

Helping you get these qualities is not only important to CSU, it’s important to the Australian Government. This is why all universities are required to include the development of these qualities in their curriculum.

How we can help

We help you acquire these qualities in the same way as we help you learn a lot of things, through learning outcomes.

You will find Graduate Learning Outcomes sprinkled through your course.  Here’s the complete collection.

Academic Literacy and Numeracy

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills necessary to understand and interpret information and communicate according to the context.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates understand the use and structure of appropriate language in written, oral, visual, mathematical, and multi-modal communication.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills necessary to understand and interpret information and communicate effectively according to the context.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates consider the context, purpose, and audience when gathering, interpreting, constructing, and presenting information.

Information and Research Literacies

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate capability as inquirers to locate, evaluate, manage, and use information and research to develop and guide their own knowledge, learning, and practice.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate that disciplinary knowledge is developed through research and evidence.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates synthesize and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate planning, problem solving and decision making.

Digital Literacies

Charles Sturt graduates critically harness digital literacy for professional practice and research and demonstrate digital citizenship in online learning, professional and social communities.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates understand professional, social and cultural implications of the global use of technology.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates use, create, communicate and share multimodal information in digital environments.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates ethically, legally, safely and critically use technology to select, create and share information and participate in online learning, professional and social communities.

Ethics

Charles Sturt graduates are professionals who exhibit ethical decision making and reasoning to identify creative solutions to ethical problems.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates understand ethical approaches such as rights, utilitarianism and virtue ethics and the need for moral awareness and reflection on moral values.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates critically reflect on, discuss and challenge the values intrinsic in the different practices in which they participate.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates form judgements and apply ethical decision making and reasoning to identify creative solutions to ethical problems.

Professional Practice

Charles Sturt graduates are professionals who demonstrate knowledge, capabilities, practices, attitudes, ethics and dispositions of their discipline or profession.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates possess the knowledge and understanding of the discipline and the nature of professionalism required for the given profession or discipline in contemporary societies.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate discipline-specific technical capabilities and self-appraisal required for a beginning practitioner or professional.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates exercise professionalism, initiative and judgement in decision making, actions and evaluation in professional practice at the level of a beginning practitioner or professional.

Lifelong Learning

Charles Sturt graduates are professionals who critically appraise and continue to develop personal and professional capabilities.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates anticipate lifelong learning requirements post-graduation.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates seek and employ feedback to reflect on performance and outcomes in order to develop as an individual and professional.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates reflect on personal capabilities and develop habits of self-directed learning that will extend beyond student life.

Indigenous Cultural Competence

Charles Sturt graduates are agents of change who practise in ways that show a commitment to social justice and the processes of reconciliation based on understanding the culture, experiences, histories and contemporary issues of Indigenous Australian communities.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates understand specific cultural and historical patterns that have structured Indigenous lives in the past and the ways in which these patterns continue to be expressed in contemporary Australia.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates critically examine personal power, privilege and profession within the broader context of the history, assumptions and characteristics that structure Australian society, and the way those factors shape historical and contemporary engagement with Indigenous communities and Indigenous people.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates practise in ways that show a commitment to social justice and the processes of reconciliation through inclusive practices and citizenship.

Global Citizenship

Charles Sturt graduates are agents of change who use their understanding of diversity and the 'common good' to work constructively, respectfully and effectively with local and global communities and workplaces.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates understand the impact of culture and global issues on professional practice.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate the skills to appropriately interact with people from a range of cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates use the qualities and behaviours of a professional global citizen to work effectively in trans-cultural contexts.

Sustainable Practices

Charles Sturt graduates are agents of change who engage with ethical and sustainable practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and those of the environment.

Knowledge

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate a multidisciplinary knowledge that empowers graduates to understand and critically analyse the challenges of balancing the social, economic and environmental factors essential for ecological sustainability.

Skill

Charles Sturt graduates apply acquired sustainability knowledge individually and collectively for the improvement of local and global environmental sustainability.

Application

Charles Sturt graduates demonstrate attitudes and implement actions that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and those of the environment.

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