Senior English - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Non Award
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 52 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2017: Continuous
  • Availability for 2018: Continuous
  • Assessment: Assignments - Written Assignments (20%) , Exercises - Practice Assignments - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 820.00
International 970.00

The unit is a preparatory English unit designed to help you gain the necessary knowledge to enter into a tertiary study. This unit prepares you to learn how language use varies according to context, purpose, audience, content, modes and mediums and how to use it appropriately, effectively and accurately for a variety of purposes. You will also be required to develop higher-order thinking skills through the analysis, evaluation and creation of varied literary and non-literary texts. In studying UNILEARN’s Senior English Program you will improve your English skills and become better equipped for further academic study as the Content, Methods and Assessment tasks have been carefully constructed in order to provide both a challenge and a sense of success.

This unit includes individual tutorial support with an experienced high school English teacher. Tutorial support is via email, phone and an online classroom with discussion forums. There is also a Unilearn Student Support Officer available to help you throughout your study. This unit provides 4 core credits towards you QCE.

The unit has flexible enrolment dates to meet your needs. Start your study when you want and complete the unit anytime within the 12 month enrolment window. This unit is equivalent to year 11/12 English. This unit requires a minimum of 220 hours or 18 weeks to complete. The 18 week option is only available to you if you complete the unit in the online classroom. For international students, an additional $150 is applied to your unit for postage and handling of overseas materials. The cost of the textbook is not included in the unit price.

The final exam is not included in the unit price.The cost of the exam is $75 (International exams $150). For more information please call the Student Advisor team on 13OPEN (13 6736) or visit

Note: Most students take 540 hours to complete the course as the 220 minimum hours is the learning in the textbook only and does not take into account completing homework, reading time, tutorial help and progress tests. Please keep this in mind when nominating to complete in an accelerated timeframe.

This unit covers:

  • UNIT 1 – Exploring Self
  • UNIT 2 – Australia Speaks
  • UNIT 3 – The Texts of Yesteryears
  • UNIT 4 – Media- Fact or Fiction
  • UNIT 5 – Let Them Speak – A Play Study
  • UNIT 6 – Exploring Time and Place
  • Assignments — Written Assignments (20%)
  • Exercises — Practice Assignments
  • Invigilated Mid Term Exam — Mid-Course Exam (20%)
  • Optional Provider Exam — Invigilation by provider (60%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

The unit presumes that you will be self-motivated and capable of self-directed learning (within the guidelines provided by the unit materials).

  • Audio/Visual equipment — For Oral Report Presentation

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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