This unit is about bringing everything together, especially Area of Study 2. It is about students reviewing the literacy skills and knowledge they have learnt across Units 1 to 3 and applying them with an increased level of independence.
In Area of Study 1, students look at how to advocate for themselves and others, and explore how groups and organisations promote themselves. This includes looking at the media to see how they persuade their audiences. The techniques and campaigns used by large companies/groups like the RSPCA, TAC and Coke can be explored to see how they successfully advocate for themselves and how they position their audience. Students compare and contrast traditional strategies and platforms to newer ones to see how things have changed and review their effectiveness. Students have the chance to apply what they learn by creating traditional and new concept texts to promote themselves, as well as a product or organisation they are interested in.Area of Study 2 is about preparing to leave secondary school and heading into their chosen pathways. It is the chance for students to choose a topic of interest to them, explore it in depth and follow a process to present it to their class. This area of study is about giving students the opportunity to shine and share how they have grown in confidence and skills. It is also about taking on a larger project with independence, while still gaining the support and input of those around them, which are skills all students will need in their future pathways.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units 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.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.