Information Literacy

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin 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

This online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, will give you an excellent understanding of information literacy and how to measure information literacy programs.

The Information Literacy online unit gives you the opportunity to further develop your ability to plan, manage and promote user education programs and will enable you to evaluate the role of information technology in wider society. Key learning areas you will examine includes different learning styles, education theories and how information technology can be seamlessly incorporated to enhance learning experiences.

This exciting online unit will present you with the ability to truly understand the wider role that information services plays in education, literacy and life-long learning. Not only will finish this unit with an advanced understanding of information literacy, but you will also be able to identify and articulate important factors that will demonstrate advanced knowledge of the subject.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies
  • Master of Information Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

Areas of study

The topics you will study in this online Information Literacy unit will be detailed in the unit outline.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies, Curtin University
  • Master of Information Management, Curtin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives, Curtin University

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?

On completion of this online unit in Information Literacy you will possess a number of transferable skills that will help you to grow and advance your career. These include the ability to evaluate and influence learning styles, demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills and the ability to assess and evaluate situations in any setting.

Through studying Information Literacy you will have the opportunity to introduce elements covered in the unit to students and implement innovative learning experiences in the classroom. Information Literacy skills will encourage you to become an independent, life-long learner with skills, that are recognised by employers as essential in the workplace. These include the ability to plan, research and think and act strategically while making informed decisions based on your ability to critically evaluate and analyse information.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Information Literacy from Curtin 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 may be 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 OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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