Unit aim

Supports students to develop the learning skills, terminology, and foundational concepts underpinning business studies in an Australian university context. Students engage in active learning tasks to acquire key academic and business skills and produce a personal portfolio of their learning and strategies for success in their studies and business careers.

Unit content

Topic 1: Managing yourself as a learner. Learning contract and project management map for session. Business Context: Management
Topic 2: Constructive feedback. Peer and self-assessment. Business Context: Quality Assurance
Topic 3: Academic writing for business. Business Context: Copyright and intellectual property
Topic 4: Case studies and report writing. Business Context: Brands
Topic 5: Oral presentations. Business Context: Stocks and shares
Topic 6: Group work and reflection. Business Context: Portfolios

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Turner, K, Krenus, B, Ireland, L & Pointon, L, 2011, Essential academic skills, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780195576054 .

Session 2

  • Turner, K, Krenus, B, Ireland, L & Pointon, L, 2011, Essential academic skills, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780195576054 .

Session 3

  • Turner, K, Krenus, B, Ireland, L & Pointon, L, 2011, Essential academic skills, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780195576054 .
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
project management map10%
Presentation20%
Group work related to presentations20%
Portfolio50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
project management map10%
Presentation20%
Group work related to presentations20%
Portfolio50%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
project management map10%
Presentation20%
Group work related to presentations20%
Portfolio50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
project management map10%
Presentation20%
Group work related to presentations20%
Portfolio50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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