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Coffs Harbour
Term1,3,5
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Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
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Lismore
Term1,3,5
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Online
Term1,3,5
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Unit description

Prepares students for university study. Promotes independent learning by building an understanding of the culture of learning at university and creating a toolkit of learning strategies and skills. Students will engage in individual and group-based activities and evaluate learning strategies for their future study at university.

Unit content

Orientation for study at university

  • Structures
  • Language
  • Processes
  • Technologies

Self-management skills and strategies

  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Action planning

Academic skills

  • Study as an individual or study in groups
  • Managing assessments

Goal setting and planning for future study using effective learning strategies at university

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate an understanding of university culture by applying university language, processes and technologies to learning and assessments
2Use academic and information literacy, and study skills / strategies in learning and assessments
3Critically evaluate learning strategies and adaptations for future study

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of university culture by applying university language, processes and technologies to learning and assessments
  2. Use academic and information literacy, and study skills / strategies in learning and assessments
  3. Critically evaluate learning strategies and adaptations for future study

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Creative work45%
Critical Evaluation 45%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Creative work45%
Critical Evaluation 45%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Creative work45%
Critical Evaluation 45%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response10%
Creative work45%
Critical Evaluation 45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

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.

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