Course Title: Critically read, write and edit complex descriptive texts in a professional context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4345

Course Title: Critically read, write and edit complex descriptive texts in a professional context

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5807

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


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 reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge  required by adult learners with language backgrounds other  than English. The focus of this unit is on reading and writing skills in English to participate effectively in a professional context.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21496 Critically read, write and edit complex descriptive texts in a professional context

Elements:

1 Critically read complex descriptive texts related to the profession

2 Write complex descriptive texts in a professional context

3 Apply knowledge of discourse and language use to complex descriptive texts

4 Edit a complex descriptive 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 3 /3+ and Writing 3 /3+ and
  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing 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 will be assessed by oral and/or written questioning and written assignments.

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. An assessment charter(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc