Graduate Attributes

Aims and Objectives

Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) Higher Education Graduate Attributes are based on a number of guiding principles:

  1. A graduate from a HETI Higher Education postgraduate program will have the attributes required to work and continue developing in an inter-professional healthcare environment;
  2. Graduate attributes are fundamental personal attributes that are developed through the process of learning and the learning environment. Learning outcomes of courses will be specific to the focus of the course, as applied within the appropriate Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level attainment guidelines. However, learning outcomes of courses must include outcomes relevant to assisting graduates to attain these attributes;
  3. HETI Higher Education Graduate Attributes emphasise attributes which can be taught and assessed, so that their ongoing development can be measured and documented.
  4. HETI Higher Education Graduate Attributes may be demonstrated through application within identified course / unit competencies or through application against other relevant frameworks of selected professional bodies.

The Graduate Attributes

Graduates from HETI Higher Education will have enhanced cognitive, technical, creative, and communication skills, and will display an increased capacity for:

  1. Applying the values, knowledge and skills of their own profession to provide and develop Person Centred Care with individuals and their carers within their communities of choice;
  2. Fostering ongoing collaborative inter-professional practice through an understanding of the values, roles, responsibilities and competence of other health professions and the diverse communities served through their practice;
  3. Being an ethical reflective practitioner with sound decision making abilities through the clear, critical and creative thinking; and a deep understanding of the principles and practices of self-awareness;
  4. Being inclusive and future focussed through ongoing, innovative work integrated life-long learning;
  5. Utilising research evidence, principles and methods to improve health outcomes for all.

In addition, a graduate from a HETI Higher Education Mental Health postgraduate program will have the capabilities to support the recovery journeys of people with mental illness: maximising hope, optimism, strength, resilience, self-determination, self-management and advocacy of each person in their community of choice.

Related documents: Graduate Attributes Policy.

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