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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) (GCA-ARTS) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) should have:

  • an advanced level of methodological and theoretical approaches in one area of study;
  • refinement of analytical and critical skills; and
  • a strong foundation for the future, whether through progressing to further postgraduate study, or improved scope of employment options and professional advancement.

Generic skills

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) should:

  • be able to demonstrate an advanced level of study specialist knowledge across one area of study;
  • have refined their analytical skills and research techniques;
  • have a strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level; and
  • have improved the scope of employment options and professional advancement.

Graduate attributes

Academic Distinction

  • Provides graduates with an advanced, in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline and skills in examining issues with multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  • Enhances creativity and reasoning skills
  • Facilitates application of knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts
  • Leads to acquisition of effective oral and written communication skills
  • Embeds thought leadership and entrepreneurialism into curriculum structure

Active Citizenship

  • Integrates contemporary local, national and global issues into curriculum design
  • Enhances regional understanding
  • Promotes social, cultural and ideological diversity and focuses on skills necessary to their navigation
  • Embeds concepts of civic engagement and enhances leadership potential

Integrity and Self-Awareness

  • Promotes advanced self-direction and organisation
  • Enhances group-work capacities
  • Promotes self-awareness
  • Facilitates professional integrity
  • Embeds intellectual self-confidence