Study preparation

Get ready to meet the challenges of online learning head on. Boost your study skills to get the most out of your degree.

If it’s been a while since you picked up a textbook or you’re a bit unsure about how to study online, a short course in study skills will help get you ready for uni.

We offer a selection of introductory subjects to get you up to speed. As an added bonus, some of these subjects might count as an elective towards your degree. You may also be able to get government support to help with your fees—see Financial options for more information.

Here's our shortlist of courses that cover topics like the basics of online learning, essential academic skills, academic writing, and maths.

Learning strategies

Non-Award MUR-UPP001-2023

Introduction to Uni Culture

Undergraduate USA-SSK10-2023

Tertiary Learning Strategies

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Academic writing and communication

Undergraduate CUR-APC100-2023

Academic and Professional Communications

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Undergraduate GRF-COM101-2023

Academic Writing

Undergraduate UNE-WRIT101-2023

The Craft of Academic Writing

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Non-Award CUR-UNR02-2023

Foundations of Communication

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Non-Award CUR-UNR01-2023

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

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Working with numbers

Undergraduate TAS-KMA100-2023

Introduction to University Mathematics

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Undergraduate TAS-XAB090-2023

Bridging Maths

Undergraduate MUR-MAS164-2023

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Non-Award CUR-UNR03-2023

Mathematics Basics

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Science and technology skills

Undergraduate MUR-PEN120-2023

General Physics

Non-Award CUR-UNR06-2023

Introduction to Health Sciences

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Undergraduate RMI-CPT110-2023

Introduction to Information Technology

Non-Award MUR-UPP004-2023

Knowledge in the Sciences

Non-Award CUR-UNR07-2023

Mathematics for Science

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