Post Graduate Qualifications

Characteristics
• The self-directed development and achievement of broad and specialised areas of knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Substantial breadth, depth and complexity involving the initiation, analysis, design, planning, execution and evaluation of major functions, both broad and highly specialised, in highly varied and highly specialised contexts.
• Further specialisation within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge.
• Applications involve making high-level, fully independent, complex judgements in broad planning, design, operational, technical and management functions in highly varied and highly specialised contexts. They may include full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of work and functions of others, including planning, budgeting and strategy development.
• The degree of emphasis on breadth, as opposed to depth, of knowledge and skills may vary between qualifications granted at this level.

Learning outcomes
• Demonstrate the self-directed development and achievement of broad and highly specialised areas of knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Initiate, analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate major functions, both broad and within highly varied and highly specialised contexts.
• Generate and evaluate complex ideas through the analysis of information and concepts at an abstract level.
• Demonstrate an expert command of wide-ranging, highly specialised, technical, creative or conceptual skills in complex and highly specialised or varied contexts.
• Demonstrate full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs.
• Demonstrate full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the work or functions of others, including planning, budgeting and strategy.