Course Title: Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: GEDU6135

Course Title: Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3399 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4387

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Cynthia Skruzny

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to engage with a range of everyday and less familiar print and digital texts, of limited complexity to participate in learning. The unit provides the learner with the skills and knowledge necessary to read, interpret and evaluate everyday texts of limited complexity for learning purposes

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21326 Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes


1. Locate routine and familiar information in print and digital texts of limited complexity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify a range of texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
1.2 Describe features of texts
1.3 Identify Information relevant to learning purposes 


2. Read and interpret a range of print and digital texts of limited complexity for earning purposes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine source of texts
2.2 Predict the purpose of the texts
2.3 Use a range of strategies to comprehend the text
2.4 Identify main ideas in text
2.5 Identify supporting details 


3. Evaluate a range of print and digital texts of limited complexity relevant to learning purposes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply a limited range of strategies to analyse texts
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of the texts 

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include face-to-face teaching, class discussions & worksheets

Teaching Schedule

 Week  DateTopic Assessment
 1 8/2 Introduction to course . 
 Library Orientation. 
 Student email and assignment submission practice. 
 2 15/2

 Key Reading Skills: Skimming; Scanning; Predicting Word Meaning
 Writer’s Purpose
 Text Organisation: Main Idea and supporting ideas

Worksheet 1. to be completed in class
 3 22/2

 Writer’s Purpose
 Text Organisation: Main Idea and supporting ideas
 Understanding Detail; Graphs & Tables

Worksheet 2. to be completed in class
 4 1/3 Inferring; Reading Critically; Fact & Opinion;  
 Propaganda techniques
 Oral presentations.
Assessment 2: Reading Test  to be completed in class
 5 8/3 Paraphrasing; summarizing; referencingAssessment 3a: Oral presentation
template & articles submitted in CANVAS
 6 15/3 Paraphrasing; summarizing; referencing. 
 Start Oral presentations 
Assessment 3b. Oral presentation given in class
 7 22/3 Oral presentations
  29/3 mid term break
 8 5/4 Feedback on Oral presentation 
 Peer Review
Assessment 4: Reading Science Article. 
 To be submitted on CANVAS

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include assignments, presentations , tests and group work

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Value Due Date
 Worksheets 1 & 2 5%  each In class 15/2 & 22/2
 Assessment 2: Reading Test 30% In class 1/3
 Assessment 3.1: Oral presentation articles & template   materials 10% Via Canvas 8/3
 Assessment 3.2: Oral presentation 10%In class 15/3 & 22/3
 Assessment 4: Reading Science article 40% Via Canvas 5/4

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 Assessment Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (presentations and assignments etc.) You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the presentation but fail the assignment component).

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application form should be emailed to the Program Coordinator Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher. 

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