eCite Digital Repository

Graduate attributes of the 4-year Australian undergraduate psychology program


Cranney, J and Turnbull, C and Provost, SC and Martin, F and Katsikitis, M and White, FA and Voudouris, NJ and Montgomery, IM and Heaven, PCL and Morris, S and Varcin, KJ, Graduate attributes of the 4-year Australian undergraduate psychology program, Australian Psychologist, 44, (4) pp. 253-262. ISSN 0005-0067 (2009) [Refereed Article]

Not available

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2009 Australian Psychological Society

DOI: doi:10.1080/00050060903037268


This paper outlines the background, process and outcomes for a project that delineated a set of graduate attributes of the 4-year Australian undergraduate psychology program. The nature of the current undergraduate psychology program and its quality assurance system is described, followed by a consideration of current issues in psychology education and training. The processes involved in delineating the six graduate attributes (i.e., knowledge and understanding, research methods, critical thinking, values, communication, and application) are then described. Some issues and suggestions related to their implementation are then outlined. Finally, the authors summarise what has been accomplished in delineating the graduate attributes, and what still needs to be achieved. © The Australian Psychological Society Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Martin, F (Associate Professor Frances Martin)
UTAS Author:Montgomery, IM (Dr Iain Montgomery)
ID Code:60946
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-02-23
Last Modified:2014-11-25
Downloads:1 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page