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LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
LismoreSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
OnlineSession 2,3Session 2,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3

Unit description

Builds on students' existing English language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening to develop advanced language skills appropriate for postgraduate study (i.e at IELTS 6.5/CEFR B2+ and above). Students will engage in a range of learning activities which will develop their academic skills and practices, including digital and information literacies essential for success in postgraduate studies. Students will also learn how to practice academic integrity in their work.

Unit content

Advanced English language skills and practices appropriate for postgraduate study (i.e. IELTS 6.5/CEFR B2+ and above) including:

  • Academic writing genres: essays, annotated bibliography, and reports
  • A range of grammatical structures and vocabulary common in academic language
  • A range of discourse markers and cohesive structures common in academic language
  • Academic integrity practices relating to text ownership and authorship (e.g. paraphrase, in-text citation and referencing)
  • Digital literacy tools and practices: understanding, as well as appropriately using, and communicating with multimedia technology

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding and control of a range of written academic texts appropriate for postgraduate study.Communication and social skillsCultural competence
2Use a range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate ideas in writing, at a level appropriate for postgraduate study.Communication and social skillsCultural competence
3Demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity practices involving text ownership and authorship, through appropriate use of paraphrase, in-text citation and referencing. Ethical practiceCultural competence
4Use a range of digital literacy tools and practices to appropriately access, assess and disseminate on-line information.Ethical practiceCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and control of a range of written academic texts appropriate for postgraduate study.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Use a range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate ideas in writing, at a level appropriate for postgraduate study.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity practices involving text ownership and authorship, through appropriate use of paraphrase, in-text citation and referencing.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Use a range of digital literacy tools and practices to appropriately access, assess and disseminate on-line information.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3hrs (1 x a week)
Assessment
Essay20%
Annotated bibliography30%
Report50%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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