Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
LismoreSession 1,2,3Session 1,2,3
MelbourneN/ASession 1,2,3
OnlineSession 1,2,3Session 1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/ASession 1,2
PerthN/ASession 1,2
SydneyN/ASession 1,2,3

Unit aim

Introduces students to learning skills for university study, communication skills, and reading and writing conventions within university discipline focused study. Students will develop understanding of, and skills in, digital literacies within SCU environment, a variety of academic writing genres relevant to their discipline of study, and principles and application of academic integrity.

Unit content

Introduction to academic and learning skills

Principles of academic Integrity

Critical reading

Academic writing

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

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

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

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Tutorial on-site 3 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop online 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Perth

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%

Sydney

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour (10 weeks from week 2)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz15%
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay45%
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 2019 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.