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:
- Bicultural competence and confidence
- Community engagement
- Employability, innovation and enterprise
- Global awareness
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:
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Problem solving
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|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|