SCU OnlineStudy Period 2,6Study Period 2,6

Unit description

Increases students' awareness, knowledge and experience in understanding the diverse learning needs in educational settings. Explores issues related to working and teaching in various contexts, including social justice, equity, rights and diversity of cultural, refugee and Indigenous perspectives in local, national and international contexts.

Unit content

Topic 1: Human rights, social justice and equity.
Topic 2: Snapshots of learner wellbeing
Topic 3: Measuring learner wellbeing.
Topic 4: Learner achievement and the influence of social, economic and cultural factors.
Topic 5: Inhibiting factors that impact on learner achievement and wellbeing.
Topic 6: Enabling programs that support learner achievement and wellbeing.

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

Study Period 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 6

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

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Discussion board5%
Critical review45%
Case study50%

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


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