Version Effective: 17th of October, 2017
Version Effective: 17th of October, 2017

PDC50519 - Preparation for Study at CQUniversity

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course will introduce both new and prospective students to the context of university learning and will help you become effective lifelong learners. Different perspectives on learning are examined in the context of University study. By developing an understanding of the principles and techniques of effective learning at University, you can apply this to be a successful self-regulated learner who manages your learning environment and learning tasks. You are expected to engage actively with the learning resources for this course. This resource-based learning approach allows you to progress at your own pace. There are reading materials and engagement activities. This is a student-centred approach that requires you to make use of the online space and learning tools specifically designed to meet course outcomes. We estimate that this should take you approximately 3 hours to complete. 

There is no fee associated with this short course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit
Study Area
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain skills to prepare for the university study experience.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

3 hours (approximately)
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare and contrast different conceptions of learning and how these influence your learning
  2. Apply principles of effective learning to your own study as the basis for successful lifelong learning
  3. Understand a range of written communication and presentation skills relevant to University learning and global practice.


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