Course Title: Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: GEDU6136

Course Title: Create 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 4837

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 enable the development of writing skills to create a range of everyday texts of limited complexity which are relevant to the learning environment and which may include some unfamiliar aspects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21330 Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes


1. Identify everyday and less familiar digital and paper based texts types relevant to learning

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Source a range of paper based and digital texts of limited complexity
1.2 Interpret the purpose and needs of the audience
1.3 Describe the features of the texts


2. Plan learning related digital and paper based texts of limited complexity

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the purpose of each text and select the appropriate text type
2.2 Select the appropriate format for the required purpose and gather support materials
2.3 Collect the information required to create the texts 


3. Produce learning related digital and paper based texts of limited complexity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Plan, sequence and link the content for each text
3.2 Review each draft text for accuracy and effect
3.3 Complete final texts

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

learning activities include face-to-face classes, group work and worksheets

Teaching Schedule

 Week  Date  Topic  Assessment  
 1  5/4 Course overview and assessment outline;
Sentence structure; Punctuation
 2  12/4  Text genres, print/paper-based, digital and visual texts  
 3  19/4  Text Types for learning purposes. How to write reports, essays & articles


 4  26/4  Debating Skills.  Persuasive Writing examples  Newspaper Article Samples /Exercises  Assessment 1
Informative Writing
submit on CANVAS
 5 3/5 Independent groupwork to prepare for the debate

 Assessment 2:
Debate  Article
submit on CANVAS

 6  10/5  Presentation of debate to be given in class.  All must participate to be graded  Assessment 3:
Debate in class

 7  17/5  Techniques of persuasive writing.Summarising, paraphrasing & referencing  
 8  24/5  

Discovering digital technology for learning purposes


 Assessment 4: 
Persuasive Writing article
submit on CANVAS

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Due date  Marks 
 1. Informative writing  26/4 23:59 PM 
submit on Canvas
 2. Debate article  3/5 23:59 PM 
submit on Canvas
 3. Debate participation  10/5
in class
 4. Persuasive writing  24/5 23:59 PM 
submit on Canvas

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent- Graded (0 – 49%)
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the prac 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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