This unit describes the required skills and knowledge to research, plan and review a study pathway for tertiary study.  This unit applies to persons who are seeking to enter tertiary study through alternative pathways and who need to familiarise themselves with the range of options and requirements for further study in order to make appropriate choices.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - locate and interpret study information and entry requirements in online and paper based texts; - interpret and respond to information about course application processes; - access and interpret information about transition to tertiary study; - access online transition and study information; - record and manage information online such as pathway diagrams, e-portfolios; - summarise ideas and information; - collect and organise information; - design a study pathway plan; - meet deadlines and obligations; - locate and select relevant study information; - locate and approach relevant personnel such as careers advisors; - prepare documentation according to course application requirements; - match course outcomes to long term goals for future employment or study pathways; - seek feedback and review study plan; - access support services; - self-management skills to plan an individual study pathway and establish and manage study priorities, and; - team work skills to collaborate on review.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - features of relevant higher education institutions including course and entry requirements, general course application procedures and support for student transition; - sources of information to support student transition; - purpose of and key areas covered in transition activities; - benefits of participating in transition activities; - personally relevant tertiary education course outcomes; - Tertiary Admissions Centres, such as Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC); - Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS), and; - potential vocational pathways to preferred higher education courses.

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