Course Title: Set study goals and plan education pathway

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: GEDU5947

Course Title: Set study goals and plan education pathway

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au, bloss.robertson@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Collins 94.3.16 jane.collins@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

This course will be delivered online. By studying this course online you will develop your independent learning skills in preparation for tertiary study. During this course you will familiarise yourself with the range of further study options available. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to research and prepare applications for tertiary study in keeping with your goals and career choices.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20760 Set study goals and plan education pathway

Element:

1 Research a selected field of study to establish eligibility

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access appropriate resources and select relevant information.

1.2 Select field of study from a range of options

1.3 Examine entry requirements from a range of institutions

1.4 Review personal circmustances, skills and achievements against entry requirements

1.5 Rank study options
 

Element:

2 Design and implement a study pathway plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Research and select preferred study option according to own goals

2.2 Use selected study option to plan long term pathway

2.3 Establish a timeline of priorities and activities according to required deadlines

2.4 Gather required documentation and arrange to complete additional requirements where necessary

2.5 Complete activities according to plan

2.6 Review study pathway plan and relevant documents with others and make necessary adjustments
 

Element:

3 Write an impact statement

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review personal circumstances according to impact statement requirements

3.2 Review own eductional history and current skills

3.3 Construct an impact satement according to guidelines

3.4 Review impact statement with others and make necessary adjustment to final copy for submission
 

Element:

4 Present study pathway plan and evaluate progress towards achievement

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select presentation format and parameters

4.2 Gather supporting artefacts and information

4.3 Develop strategy for collaborative evaluation of the study pathway plan

4.4 Conduct presentation and collaborative review of presentation and study plan
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and Australian Qualities Framework (AQF).

 They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF/AQF indicators of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening competence at Level 4:
 

www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework

http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-levels/


Details of Learning Activities

The competency will cover the skills to develop a study plan and an educational pathway.

You will:

Research a selected field of study

Design and implement a study pathway plan

Gather required documentation and arrange to complete additional requirements

Write a personal/impact statement

Present findings and study plan


Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 18 February – Fri 21 June 2013

Term Break: Fri 29 March – Fri 5 April 2013

Public holidays: Mon 11 March (Labour Day), Fri 29 March (Good Friday),Thur 25 April (ANZAC Day), Mon 10 June 2013 (Queen’s Birthday)

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. The assessment tasks have been put in bold to match the unit of competency. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course as indicated on this grid.

Week

 

GEDU 5949
VU20761
Prepare for Tertiary Reading & Writing
GEDU 5951
VU20762
Communicate Verbally in a further study context


 

GEDU 5947
VU20760
Set Study goals and plan education pathway
GEDU 5953
VU20763
Participate
in collaborative learning


 

GEDU 5955
VU20764
Conduct online research for further study
1Sentence structure
Summary

 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
 Team work skillsresearch skills
2Paragraph Structure

 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
 Collaborative project 
3Unity coherence paragraph structure


 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
Careers fair Collaborative project 
4Paraphrasing
Referencing


 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
Study goals, education pathway assessment introduced
Collaborative project
assessment introduced

 
Database research Library task
5read, notetaking strategies
Synthesis

Summarising

Essay skills Exposition essay Assessment task intro.
Collaborative project

 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
 Collaborative project
goal setting
 
 
6read, notetaking strategies
Brainstorm

 

Individual essay topic


 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
 Collaborative projectFormatting
Research

Referencing

7Essay Plan submitted



 

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
Study goals, education pathway assessment due  Research
Referencing
 
8essay Draft
Proofreading

 
  reflective journal
 
Research
Referencing
9submit
Exposition Essay
Literature Review introduced

 
Mid semester Interviews
 
 Collaborative Journal
Peer Review reflective journal

 
Research
Referencing
10Literature review   Research
Referencing
11Literature review assessment Oral presentation skills Court Excursion organised by groups. Dates TBCResearch
Referencing
12Argumentative essay skillsassessment task introduced
 
   Research
Referencing
13Essay skills
Brainstorm

 
  Court ExcursionResearch
Referencing
14Plan

 

Police incursion
TBC
 Police incursion
TBC

 
 
15Exam skills  Exam skillsExam skills Exam skillsOral presentation
research

Powerpoint
 

16Essay due Oral Presentation  Oral Presentation
17course feedbackcourse feedbackcourse feedbackcourse feedback 

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.

Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Guest speakers
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring
• English-English dictionary (We ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
 


Overview of Assessment

This competency is part of an 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. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks.

Feedback:
Both verbal and written feedback will be provided throughout the semester, as well as individual and group feedback on practical exercises.
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 policy 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 see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course.Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – and is graded following the criteria below.

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.

Summative assessments:

  • Research a selected field of study
  • Design and implement a study pathway plan
  • Gather required documentation and arrange to complete additional requirements
  • Write a personal/impact statement
  • Present findings and study plan

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
 


Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.
 

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