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Cultural Competency - Resources

Good Practice Report: Assuring Graduate Outcomes: Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Provides useful outcomes and good practices from ALTC projects and fellowships on assuring graduate outcomes.

Guiding Principles for Developing Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities: University Australia
A handy guide to ICC, with practical examples.

Cultural Diversity and Inclusive Practice: Flinders University
Includes a range of resources for designing Culturally Inclusive Classrooms.

What is Indigenous Cultural Competency: Edith Cowan University
A brief but useful overview of Indigenous Cultural Competence

Indigenous Cultural Competency: Curtin University
A library guide that offers access to a wealth of Australian research on embedding Indigenous Cultural Competency

Further Reading

There have been several projects investigating graduate attributes, their integration and applicability in university curricula and teaching practice.


Understanding academic staff beliefs about graduate attributes project (B Factor) 2009

This study found that staff acknowledged the importance of Graduate Attributes but had a lack of confidence about how to integrate them into teaching practice in a meaningful way.

Increasing institutional success in the integration and assessment of graduate attributes across the disciplines by identifying academic staff beliefs about graduate attributes

The National Graduate Attributes Project (GAP) 2009

This project reported on the critical role of academic understanding of graduate attributes, and how this is essential to effective incorporation.

Integration and assessment of graduate attributes in curriculum

A National Teaching Fellowship on Assuring Graduate Capabilities: Evidencing levels of achievement for graduate employability fellowship 2011

This fellowship, led by Bev Oliver, looked at capabilities (attributes) and developed a range of resources to ensure graduate capability. This was followed by Good practice Report: Assuring Graduate Outcomes (2011).

Assuring Graduate Capabilities


National Best Practice Framework for Indigenous Cultural Competency in Australian Universities. Universities Australia, 2011.

Grote, E. 2008 Principles and Practices of Cultural Competency: A Review of the Literature, prepared for the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council.