Course Title: Education in Australia

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4243

Course Title: Education in Australia

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:,

Course Description

This module aims to familiarise learners who are speakers of Languages other than English with the structure of the education system in their state as well as the cultural features of education in Australia. Emphasis is on Higher Education in Australia.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is co-delivered with reading and writing units

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM546 Education in Australia


Element 1 Describe the organisational features of the education system in your state

Element 2 Describe the cultural features of the Aust education system

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • understanding the organisational and cultural features of the Australian Education system

    Overview of Assessment

    This course is part of a full-time integrated program. 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 researching and describing many aspects of the Australian education system.


    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

    If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

    An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
    Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87r