This unit describes the skills and knowledge to research a field of study in a tertiary learning environment and present findings.

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: - communication skills to present findings and respond to questioning; - technology skills to access and navigate online research resources; - extract relevant information; - analyse academic information for reliability, authenticity and relevance, and; - planning and organising skills to structure an academic presentation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the place and function of theory and research in tertiary study; - commonly used academic presentation formats and any particular relevance to different fields of study to enable selection of a presentation format, appropriate to the selected field of study, and; - the purpose and process of peer review to enable effective analysis of academic information.

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