This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop the verbal communication skills required to participate in a tertiary study context.
This unit applies to persons seeking to enter tertiary study through alternative pathways and who need to apply verbal communication skills to academic study tasks.

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: *communications skills to: - negotiate academic tasks and activities - present a point of view and listen and respond to others - participate in discussion groups 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 material for activities *digital literacy skills to prepare and deliver presentation *problem solving skills to: - apply communication strategies to effectively participate in study tasks - deal with communication breakdowns and develop contingency plans - evaluate activities undertaken *team work skills to: - negotiate activities and work collaboratively - participate in peer evaluation activities Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *protocols for participation in academic discussion groups *effective verbal communication techniques to participate in a further study context *language and style of academic presentations to plan and make presentations

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