SKIL40025 - Preparation Skills for University

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to help students become self-directed, active and confident learners. It introduces them to a range of theories and concepts to facilitate the development of practical skills and positive attitudes necessary for success in university. There will be opportunities for critical self-reflection on key aspects of student life, including: individual learning preferences and study habits; time management and goal-setting; individual study and career paths; note-taking and assessment strategies. Students will practise critical thinking, and apply information literacy skills to their research. They will learn to negotiate the procedures and systems used at CQUniversity, and practise communication skills in a range of contexts.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
4. Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.2% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Zoom workshops for Online students in Term 3
Recommendation
Extend provision of Zoom workshops to Online students in Term 3, as well as in Terms 1 and 2.
Action Taken
Zoom workshops are now conducted for Online students in the Term 3 offering of SKIL40025.
Source: Student feedback; staff feedback
Feedback
Update of Moodle resources
Recommendation
Replace Moodle videos that have low volume, and ensure visual content on Moodle is compatible with a range of mobile devices.
Action Taken
All Moodle videos have adequate levels of volume and are compatible with a range of mobile devices.
Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Update of PSU Study Guide
Recommendation
Update content and examples in the PSU Study Guide. Include more student quotes to reinforce potential impacts of the material.
Action Taken
Student quotes are included in each module of the PSU Study Guide to reinforce the transformational nature of the material. In addition, new teaching examples are in the updated study guide content.
Source: CQUniversity policy
Feedback
Curriculum development for Zoom (online) classes.
Recommendation
Update Zoom workshop material for best practice in online delivery.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students and staff
Feedback
Enhanced access to resources for online students.
Recommendation
Develop video/audio resources for students and make them available on Moodle.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Positive messaging for actively engaged students.
Recommendation
Develop a suite of milestone videos to send to students after each round of assessment in SKIL40025.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Develop strong study habits and effective learning strategies to become a confident and self-directed learner
  2. Apply critical thinking skills in a range of contexts, with a particular focus on critical self-reflection
  3. Set and manage goals for individual study and career paths
  4. Find and evaluate relevant, scholarly research
  5. Negotiate procedures and systems used at university
  6. Develop communication skills appropriate for higher education

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)