This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop the verbal communication skills required to participate in a tertiary study context.

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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: - negotiate requirements in academic tasks and activities; - present a point of view and listen and respond to others; - participate in tutorials using appropriate etiquette for example, disagreeing politely; - participate in review and evaluation of activities; - formally present in an academic context; - ask questions and elicit feedback; - literacy skills to prepare tutorial papers, research information, prepare presentation material; - analyse task requirements including time and task management; - determine structure and response to academic tasks; - find models; - deal with communication breakdowns; - manage collaborative tasks; - develop contingency plans; - seek assistance when needed; - evaluate effectiveness of activities undertaken; - select and apply strategies to develop independent learning; - team work skills to allocate tasks and conduct peer evaluation activities, and; - planning and organising skills to prioritise and manage tasks. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - academic communication skills to participate in tutorials and projects and make presentations; - protocols for academic tutorials; - privacy requirements in relation to telephone and interviews for academic research purposes; - what constitutes plagiarism and the consequences of submitting plagiarised work, and; - language and style of academic presentations to plan and make presentations.

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