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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

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: Rauha Quazi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4277

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mila Keightley

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:

2.2 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


Course Schedule



Session 1


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

Session 2


 Writer’s Purpose
 Text Organisation: Main Idea and supporting ideas

Session 3


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

Session 4


Reading Critically

Fact & Opinion

Propaganda techniques

Oral presentations

Session 5


Session 6




Session 7

Extract information from journal articles

Session 8

Work on assessment in class 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

There are no prescribed texts for this course. Materials will be provided via the online learning management system, Canvas.

You will need access to a computer, some basic software, e.g.: Microsoft Word and an internet connection

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Locate information of various text types and purposes

Assessment Task 2: Read and interpret texts


All Assessments Instructions and Due Dates are  available in 'Assignments' on Canvas.

To pass the course you need achieve a satisfactory result for every assessment.
You will be given only two attempts for each assessment to demonstrate you have the required skills.

A third attempt can only be offered after discussions between the teacher and the Program Coordinator and is not automatic.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 Assessment Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment

CA Competency Achieved  
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:

You may be eligible to resubmit your assessments.

Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher.

All students will be contacted by their course coordinator in regards to  resubmission completion dates.



You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab”

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.

You must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies. It is expected that any work presented for assessment in this course will be your own. RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism. 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. More information on this policy can be found at

You may be asked to submit your assessment work via Turnitin to check for the originality of items. The similarity percentage for any assessment submitted via Turnitin should not exceed 30%. If you exceed the limit, you may be asked to resubmit the assessment with up to one week’s extension.

 This course assessments conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at


If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time by circumstances outside your control you may apply for an extension of up to seven (7) calendar days by filling in the application form at least one working day BEFORE the due date. The application form should be emailed to your Program Coordinator.  Rauha Quazi,

Eligibility criteria for application and the form is available from the link:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.


If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.), you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 5 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

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