Course Title: Set study goals and plan education pathway

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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 94.3.16

Melanie Kyle 94.2.16

Melanie Reynolds 94.3.16

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 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:

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:

Science: 7th July - 7th November, 2014
Media: 7th July- 31st October, 2014
Engineering: 7th July - 14th November, 2014

Mid Semester Break
1-5 September

Public Holiday: 4th November, 2014 Melbourne Cup Day

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.  The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course as indicated on this grid.

 The teaching schedules for

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Science)

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Engineering)

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Media)

can be accessed through MyRMIT website, through MyStudies icon.

**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


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.

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. 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 for

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Science)

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Engineering)

Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation (Media)

can be accessed through MyRMIT website, through MyStudies icon.

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

Note: For information about grade average and articulation into other RMIT courses see ’Other Information’.


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. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Other Information

Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

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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