The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development, graduates will be able to:
- Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge in development practice, particularly as it relates to the pacific
- Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge from a range of sources
- Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based project and/or field work and/or studies by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to sustainable development practices
- Organise, compare and outline development-related data using a variety of skills
- Communicate development ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through written and oral English language skills and a variety of media
- Identify, analyse and generate solutions to problems, especially related to developing states and the South Pacific, by applying sustainable development practice knowledge and skills
- Explain and apply regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts
- Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.