Learning and Communication Behaviour - 2012

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2012: SP1 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay - (10%-30%) , Online Discussion - (10%-30%) - Learn more

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2012 Fees
Domestic 795.00
HECS 706.00
International 1,020.00

Learning and Communication Behaviour introduces new students at university to the basic skills they will need to create a successful pathway through their undergraduate years. The unit caters for online students presenting them with the essential components required to succeed in the virtual and face-to-face environments. The unit covers the four key elements of the basic skills required to achieve success across all faculties at a tertiary level. These are: learning as an individual and in a group; knowledge: its current state and its various forms; development of research skills; and diverse forms of communication. The unit will equip new students to enter into their chosen degree streams confident that they have the essential skills and background knowledge which will allow them to focus on their units rather than having to build their skills at the same time that they need to build their unit-specific knowledge.

Please note: Assessment values are indicative only; details will be advised at the start of the unit.

At the completion of this unit students will have increased their competence in a range of skills such as:

  1. team work, written and oral communication skills
  2. presentation skills
  3. the ability to critically assess their own work and course material
  4. the ability to think critically and analyse a variety of knowledge sources.
  • Essay — (10%-30%)
  • Online Discussion — (10%-30%)
  • Presentation — (35%-50%)
  • Report — (10%-30%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Learning as an individual and in a group
2The structure and critical appraisal of knowledge
3Development of research skills
4Diverse forms of communication

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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