Course Title: Read and write complex communications and transactional texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4346

Course Title: Read and write complex communications and transactional texts

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)

LANG5811

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

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


Course Description


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 understand and construct complex written documents.


 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21476 Read and write complex communications and transactional texts

Elements:

1 Critically read complex communications

2 Write complex communications

3 Critically read a range of complex or extended transactional texts

4 Write a complex or extended transactional text


Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
 

Performance criteria of all four elements

  • 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+
     
  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 4

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


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 will be assessed by portfolio showing development of drafts, proof reading &editing, analysis of responses to reading activities, questioning to confirm linguistic, socio-linguistic & cultural knowledge used to read & write complex or extended texts..

Feedback:

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 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