This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to study and participate effectively in a tertiary learning environment.

Unit details

Study level:
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 and communicate verbally in collaborative learning relationships; - communicate complex ideas and relationships in writing; - read and interpret complex texts; - analyse the relevance of information and information sources; - adapt familiar learning strategies to new contexts; - planning and organising skills to plan, research and organise academic writing pieces; - use a range of research strategies appropriate to an academic context, and; - accept new learning challenges. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - text structure, usage and syntax used to interpret text meaning; - the role of context in the interpretation of text meaning; - academic referencing, including commonly used referencing styles and citations, and; - academic standards and protocols related to plagiarism and collusion.

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