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LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Lismore
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Session1,2,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
PerthN/A
Session1,2,3
SydneyN/A
Session1,2,3
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3

Unit description

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.

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
1apply independent learning and self-management strategies to their studies.Ethical practiceLifelong learning
2identify and use different forms of communication relevant to a discipline.Ethical practiceCommunication and social skills
3apply principles of academic integrity to individual work.Ethical practice

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

  1. apply independent learning and self-management strategies to their studies.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. identify and use different forms of communication relevant to a discipline.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. apply principles of academic integrity to individual work.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (2 x 1.5 hours each week)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1.5 hours (2 x 1.5 hours each week)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop online 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1.5 hours (2 x 1.5 hours each week)
Workshop online 1 hour (Weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
Essay45%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Essay Plan and Turnitin Reflection35%
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.

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