VU22618 - Investigate Australian art and culture

    Unit code: VU22618 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    St Albans


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to investigate and become familiar with aspects of Australian art and culture including the visual arts and film, and concepts of Australian identity.


    For Melbourne campuses

    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 and knowledge:

    • knowledge of a range of vocabulary related to arts and culture including some specialised vocabulary to describe details of the visual arts;
    • knowledge of techniques used by artists and film makers to convey meaning and achieve purpose;
    • a range of verb tenses and aspects;
    • a number of phrasal verbs, adverbs, adverbial phrases and adjectives to convey ideas, express opinions and attitudes;
    • a range of strategies to clarify and state own viewpoint;
    • methods to record notes, such as dot point lists, paraphrasing;
    • generally intelligible pronunciation with effective stress and intonation, although speaking may be characterised by hesitations and circumlocution;
    • understanding that a visual text reflects an author’s culture, experiences and value system;
    • a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies and conventions in spoken and written discourse;
    • aspects of Australia’s cultural diversity related to art and culture;
    • varieties of Australian English;
    • discourse strategies to participate in group interactions;
    • use of tone, stress and intonation to modify meaning, such as to convey emphasis on important information, and;
    • a limited range of colloquial expressions and some common idioms in informal interactions.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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