Course Title: Set study goals and plan education pathway

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tim Morris 51.2.0

Melanie Kyle 51.2.0

Melanie Reynolds 51.2.0

Jacqueline Cheng 51.2.0

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


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


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




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


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


4 Present study pathway plan and evaluate progress towards achievement

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select presentation format and parameters
4.2 Gather supporting artifacts 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:

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

Course Dates: 8 February – 24 April

Easter Break: 24 - 30 March

This course is of 10 weeks duration.

This competency will be delivered online.

Week  VU20760 Set study goals and plan education pathway Elements
1 ABC 7:30 Report AV Clip
Search for career satisfaction takes unusual path (Paul Seymour)

SWOT Analysis and self SWOT Analysis

Start  Assessment Task: Occupation Profile




2 Assessment Task: Occupation Profile
Online Research for occupation profile and flowchart

Pathway plans and models (flowchart)

RMIT Careers Toolkit activities

E1             E2


3Assessment task: Occupation Profile due - submit whole task via Turnitin            

Time management & wellbeing

Read article:
Studying? 9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Supercharge Your Learning





4Presentation “Creating your Pathway”- listening & note taking

Start Assessment Task: Set study goals

Create flowchart





Online course research using RMIT and institutional websites

Participate in face to face or Google Hangout interview with teacher



6Part 4: write a Personal Statement using guidelines & models

Complete the Application Checklist

Personal Statement Draft due - submit via Turnitin

Participate in face to face or Google Hangout interview with teacher





 Continue online research for Set Study Goals task            

RMIT Direct Applications and
Access Applications

Scholarship applications

Book STAT test or other entrance tests

Entrance test & exam preparation & resources

Strategies and techniques for entrance test





 Personal Statement:
Read teacher feedback and re draft accordingly

Participate in face to face or Google Hangout interview with teacher



Complete and check all parts Set Study Goals task

Participate in face to face or Google Hangout interview with teacher


Assessment Task: Set study goals submit full task to Turnitin

Direct Applications open 1 May and close 31 May


Review exam preparation tutorial - RMIT Learning Lab





Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

This course is delivered online using Blackboard. You can access this through myRMIT/My Studies. At the induction session on the frist day of your program you will be given guidelines on using the system.

Information technology needs see link and online learning tools also available at:;ID=hi8nszlw2pr

There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you have
• Headphones and microphone capability on your device
• 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.

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

Assessment Tasks


Assessment will take place throughout the course.Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) .

You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given the opportunity of checkpoints throughout the course to develop your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes which 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.

All assessment must be submitted through Turnitin via myRMIT, My Studies (Blackboard).

Assessments Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Occupation Profile due week 3

Assessment Task 4: Set Study Goals due week 10



Note: For information about grade average and articulation into other RMIT courses see ’Other Information’.
Cover Sheets
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy. The signed cover sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications


All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.


Assessment Matrix

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 Program co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Other Information

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy

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