Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Pave the way to university success by studying this online Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice unit to improve your academic skills.

Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Swinburne University, this unit is aimed at university newcomers who are keen to get a jumpstart on the academic requirements and standards of studying at university.

By completing this unit, students will develop their research skills and ability to learn both independently and in collaborative environments. Students will also deepen their understanding of knowledge and its many forms, and learn how to communicate using diverse methods.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:

Areas of study

In this academic literacies unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Academic enquiry
  • Creating knowledge and investigating problems
  • Using library resources and finding sources online
  • Using, testing and applying theory
  • Making an argument
  • Communicating your academic argument and drawing on sources
  • Language skills
  • Knowledge and technology
  • Knowledge and culture
  • The social construction of knowledge
  • Using feedback
  • The uses of knowledge / knowledge and ethics

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is a smart choice for anyone who is new to university and unfamiliar with the academic demands of studying at a university level. By completing the unit, you will be able to:

  • Engage in enquiry-based learning and improve your problem-solving skills
  • Apply academic standards and practices to essay writing
  • Effectively research and locate academic sources for assessments
  • Understand how social, historical and political forces have influenced the production of knowledge
  • Engage in academic debates and critically reflect on theories in a way that demonstrates logical and creative thinking

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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