Course Title: Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4245

Course Title: Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 10.0

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



Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The focus of the unit is to investigate pathway options and plan skills development, in discussion with an appropriate support person. You will develop and maintain a portfolio of evidence.

This unit is part of a full time integrated academic preparation program. It aims to provide you with the cultural understanding, advanced English language and study skills to participate in further study contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU142 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio


1 Identify potential pathways

2 Clarify learning goals

3 Design and implement an individual learning plan

4Prepare portfolio of completed work samples 

5 Monitor and update the individual learning plan

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
· The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of Speaking 3/3+ and Listening 3/3+
· the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)   . They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF 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:

  • research
  • presentation of a portfolio.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester, in both oral and written form, 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 course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc