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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1
Study Period 6
N/A

Unit aim

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: Understanding Language and Literacy – Fundamental Concepts

Topic 3: Language and Literacy Across Different Contexts – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Topic 4: Professional Literacy – Reading

Topic 5: Professional Literacy – Writing

Topic 6: Professional Literacy – Viewing, Listening and Speaking

Topic 7: Academic Literacy – Reading

Topic 8: Academic Literacy – Writing Paragraphs and Essays

Topic 9: Academic Literacy – Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, Proof Reading

Topic 10: Academic Literacy – Revision and Exam 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 6

  • 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 2 hour (10 weeks)
Structured online learning NA
Assessment
QuizSR
Portfolio50%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

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

Lismore

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

Online (intensive)

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

Online

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
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.