Skip to content
Curtin University

Curtin Graduate Capabilities

Graduate Capabilities Policy

The Graduate Capabilities Policy is embedded in the Course Approval and Quality Manual (see page 50)

Download nowDownload now


Curtin is committed to producing graduates who demonstrate the Graduate Capabilities. Students are presented with appropriate learning, teaching, and assessment experiences to enable them to develop and demonstrate the Curtin Graduate Capabilities. The Curtin Graduate Capabilities are explicitly communicated to staff and students in all course and unit documentation.

Curtin graduates acquire discipline knowledge and professional capabilities that enable them to transform lives and communities for the better.

Curtin graduates are able to evidence and demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • culturally competent to engage respectfully with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures:
    Graduates will demonstrate cross-cultural capability and have an applied understanding of local First Peoples’ “katajininy warniny” (translated from the Nyungar language as “ways of being, knowing and doing”).
  • innovative, creative and entrepreneurial:
    Graduates will be able to apply their discipline knowledge with intellectual inquiry, be creative leaders in problem-solving and challenge traditional ideas.
  • globally engaged and responsive:
    Graduates will be able to engage with global perspectives in ethical and sustainable ways, and understand how to apply and adapt their knowledge and skills to a changing environment.
  • effective communicators with digital competence:
    Graduates will be able to effectively communicate, and confidently access, use and adapt information and technology to meet the needs of life, learning and future work.
  • Industry-connected and career-capable:
    Graduates will be capable of collaboration with industry and other stakeholders, enabling them to contribute skilled work that is valued by industry, government and community, and that reflects high ethical and moral standards.

In addition, graduates of research higher degrees demonstrate the ability to create knowledge through research.

Teaching, learning and assessment of the Curtin Graduate Capabilities is assured through the normal course approval and review processes, and the monitoring of student learning experiences through student evaluation mechanisms.