Course Title: Analyse and participate in complex conversations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4244

Course Title: Analyse and participate in complex conversations

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,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit  is part of a program that focuses solely on the preparation for the OET for health professionals.

This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other han English. The focus of his unit is on listening and speaking skills in English to participate effectively in a range of conversations and discussions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU506 Analyse and participate in complex conversations


1. Critically analyse casual exchanges in English.

2. Participate in sustained casual conversations on a range of topics.

3.Critically analyse formal exchanges in English

4.Participate in formal conversations in English

Learning Outcomes

 The outcomes described in this unit relate to: The ISLPR (International Second LanguageProficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement  of ISLPR Speaking 3/3+ and Listening 3/3+ and the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) . They contribute directly to the achievement of NRS indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 4.

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:

  •   oral presentations
  •  role plays and oral
  • written questions.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, 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.
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