Graduate Attributes and Work Readiness Skills within the CCR context

UC's Graduate Attributes

UC has created key characteristics for students to develop through their studies to set you apart from other university graduates. These four attributes make up the co-curricular aspect of the UC Graduate Profile, which is a set of skills you can claim on graduation as part of your university qualifications. They will prepare you for employability in New Zealand and across the globe.

The CCR gives you the opportunity to develop these four attributes in work settings outside of study. Each activity is designed to give you practical experience learning the four attributes within a range of skills and settings.

UC’s Graduate Attributes are:

UC's Work Readiness Skills

These skills have been identified by UC as the most important skills employers look for in university graduates. They cover your ability to work in a variety of settings as well as preparation for further skill development once you are employed. All of these skills are useful for any career.

Using the CCR gives you experience learning and actively using these skills in work settings and credit for having developed them.

UC’s Work Readiness Skills are:

CCR Matrix

The CCR Matrix comprises UC Graduate Attributes (GA) on the horizontal axis and Work Readiness Skills (WRS) on the vertical axis. Intersections contain various activities which, if engaged in, contribute to the development of the aligned GA and WRS. Although participation in particular activities is likely to develop multiple skills, the student selects the one GA and WRS that the experience will be recorded against.

Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

People prepared to make a difference

Challenge, Concentrate, Connect

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9