Course Title: Develop academic skills for the tertiary learning environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5383 Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

Course Title: Develop academic skills for the tertiary learning environment

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 95

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2018


City Campus


360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9183

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit focuses on developing the skills and knowledge to support the transition to tertiary study by developing knowledge of the tertiary learning environment, collaborative learning and academic literacy skills.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

No pre-requisites

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22271 Develop academic skills for the tertiary learning environment


1 Develop strategies to support transition to tertiary education

2 Analyse learning strategies

3 Participate in a collaborative learning experience

4 Examine academic writing requirements

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are to confirm ability to:

  • identify, examine and apply a range of information related to tertiary study to support own transition to tertiary education
  • form a collaborative learning group and plan, implement and review a collaborative learning experience
  • apply effective presentation skills to participate in an oral group presentation to present learnings from collaborative learning experience
  • apply the academic writing process and the features of academic discourse to produce a piece of academic writing of a minimum of 1500 words.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate the critical aspects of assessment and evidence required for the Unit 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: 
• Oral or written questioning 
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects 
• Direct observation and demonstration in actual work practice 
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files 
• Work-based activities 
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer 
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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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