This unit describes the skills and knowledge to research study options related to own study goals and 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 informed study choices.

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: *literacy skills to - locate and interpret course information and entry requirements - interpret and respond to information about course application processes - access and interpret information about transition to tertiary study - collect and use information to develop a study pathway *communication skills to - seek feedback and review study plan *digital literacy skills to - access online study information - record and manage online information about study options *planning and organising skills to: - summarise ideas and information related to tertiary study - collect and organise information about study options *problem solving skills to - locate and select relevant study information - match study options to study goals for future employment or study pathways *self-management skills to plan an individual study pathway and establish and manage study priorities *team work skills to collaborate with peers and review study pathway plan Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *requirements of different study options such as entry requirements and general course application procedures *sources of information to support student transition *benefits of participating in transition activities *purpose of study goals *features of a study plan *course admission options, such as Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC); Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS) *potential vocational pathways to preferred higher education courses

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