Course Title: Read and write a range of informational, instructional and other texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3231

Course Title: Read and write a range of informational, instructional and other texts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou & Bloss Roberson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. The focus of this unit is on reading and writing skills in English for formal and informal written communication related to information, instructions, and other written texts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU505 Read and write a range of informational, instructional and other texts


1.Analyse a range of informational texts.

2.Write an informational text.

3.Follow a set of written instructions on a familiar process

4.  Write a descriptive or narrative text

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
· The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+
· the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing at Level 3

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  • book reports
  • film reviews
  • narrative essays
  • group projects

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feed back on practical exercise and by individual consultation.

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