Employable, innovative and enterprising

Find, carrying out and apply your own creative ideas in the workplace

Employability, innovation and enterprise shows how students can demonstrate and actively use their skills in the workplace. The ability to come up with ideas and put them into practice, showing motivation and resolve while applying their discipline, prepares UC students for a wide variety of career settings. UC aims to give students practical experience while applying their skills and ideas to a wide variety of situations.

The kaupapa outlined below are overarching ideas on which to base more specific pedagogy, activities and experiences. Learning outcomes can be linked directly to them, as can course assessments. They provide a macro view to inform curriculum and do not define how these are to be applied to individual programmes of study. 

Employable, innovative and enterprising Kaupapa


 Working effectively and professionally with diverse communities

Self, local, national and international



 Analytical, critical thinking and problem solving in diverse contexts

Self, local, national and international

 Digital literacy 


 Innovation, enterprising and creativity





  • Complete a portfolio as an assessment task
  • Develop their own assessment task to demonstrate an agreed outcome
  • Summarise, paraphrase, create analogies, metaphors
  • Engage in a self-directed small research project
  • Conduct a model UN/debate critical issues within the discipline
  • Analyse a range of communication formats in class and consider suitability for various purposes/audiences and talk about what needs to change for different audiences and different formats
  • Compare formal reports to business reports, or multimedia presentations to a live audience, or presenting information via an interactive website
  • Critique a document
  • Explain general theories and principles to two different audiences: 1) expert in the field, 2) a non-expert, keen learner
  • Use a problem-based learning activity in a tutorial
  • Use IT tools to create presentations/brochures
  • Generate multiple solutions for one problem as a class and conduct a consensus debate
  • Volunteer for a local community organisation and devise a workable solution for a community-identified problem.