Graduate attributes

Culturally and socially aware

Graduates of RMIT University will have developed cultural, social and ethical awareness and skills, consistent with a positive role as responsible and engaged members of local, national, international and professional communities.

Examples of how this graduate attribute can be evidenced include:

  • Show understanding of the social and cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia through active engagement with individuals and communities.
  • Recognise and respect the role of cultural difference and diversity in work and social contexts.
  • Practise non-discriminatory attitudes in relation to all kinds of difference and diversity, not simply culturally but also those based on gender, religion, sexual orientation, identity and ability.
  • Acknowledge and critically reflect upon personal attitudes, decisions and conduct.
  • Articulate and apply personal ethical actions in professional and vocational situations.
  • Assess and evaluate issues of social justice as they apply in particular discipline, vocational and professional contexts.
  • Analyse and examine issues of social justice and equality with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and individuals.
  • Appraise and critique the potentially powerful social and economic effects of enterprise and business activities on particular groups and individuals.