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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1
Study Period 6
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Unit description

This discipline unit provides students with opportunities to build personal literacy, as well as the knowledge and skills to apply this in professional settings. Content topics will cover: literacy, professional literacy, and academic literacy.

Unit content

Topic 1: Being a Successful Student
 
Topic 2: Literacy for All
 
Topic 3: The Literacy Demands of the 21st Century
 
Topic 4: Professional Literacy – Reading and Viewing
 
Topic 5: Professional Literacy – Writing
 
Topic 6: Professional Literacy – Speaking
 
Topic 7: Academic Literacy – Reading
 
Topic 8: Academic Literacy – Academic Referencing
 
Topic 9: Academic Literacy – Writing Paragraphs and Essays
 
Topic 10: Academic Literacy – Revision and Examination Preparation

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 personal literacy competence to the high standard required for professional practiceCommunication and social skills
2analyse a range of texts for their text structure and language featuresIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
3create a range of texts for a professional contextCommunication and social skills
4compose short responses displaying academic writing principles.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate personal literacy competence to the high standard required for professional practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. analyse a range of texts for their text structure and language features
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. create a range of texts for a professional context
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. compose short responses displaying academic writing principles.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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
Tutorial on-site 2 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning NA
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning NA
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hour  (10 weeks)
Structured online learning NA
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hour (5 weeks)
Structured online learning NA (Self paced)
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning NA (Self paced)
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%
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
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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