VU22615 - Investigate issues in the Australian environment

    Unit code: VU22615 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    St Albans


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to research, and present information in an oral presentation and a written report in the context of identifying and investigating issues in the Australian environment.


    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:

    • some specialised vocabulary to describe and outline selected environmental issue;
    • a range of verb tenses and aspects;
    • most modal forms;
    • dependent clauses introduced by words such as although, when, if, while;
    • a range of discourse markers, connectives and cohesive devices to link ideas and concepts, add information or contrast ideas;
    • a range of strategies to clarify and state own viewpoint;
    • features of text organisation, such as topic sentence, supporting details and linking devices;
    • pronunciation, stress patterns and intonation which do not obscure meaning but may require occasional clarification;
    • a range of registers, styles and conventions used in spoken discourse;
    • distinctions between fact and opinion, understatement, exaggeration in spoken and written texts;
    • a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies and conventions to convey and respond to information;
    • use of stress and intonation to modify meaning, such as to convey emphasis on important information, and;
    • detect and respond to opinions, attitudes in group interaction.

    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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