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PDC71380 - Critical Thinking

Course Details

Course Summary

Critical thinking skills are important across all aspects of your studies. This online micro-credential will explore the concept of critical thinking as an analytical and discerning approach to evaluating information. This course will introduce critical thinking strategies to assess the validity of information, recognise faulty reasoning, and examine arguments from different perspectives so you can apply these techniques to your study and every day practices.

Students who successfully complete the set of 9 micro-credentials* developed from the unit SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. Effective Study Habits for Higher Education

2. Personality Types and Learning Styles

3. Critical Thinking

4. Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research

5. Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing

6. Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills

7. Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning

8. Clever Career Planning

9. Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Education and Humanities
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Mining and Energy
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Aeroskills
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Services
  • Education Support
  • Engineering
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Mining
  • Public Sector
  • Safety
  • Telecommunications and Postal Services
  • Transport and Warehousing
  • Utilities

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credentials provides students with information, skills and strategies to help them succeed in higher education. These skills are transferable to contexts beyond study. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of 9 micro-credentials* developed from the unit SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

1. Effective Study Habits for Higher Education

2. Personality Types and Learning Styles

3. Critical Thinking

4. Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research

5. Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing

6. Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills

7. Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning

8. Clever Career Planning

9. Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

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 Micro-credential Structure

10 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

1. Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the validity of information presented

2. Examine arguments to interpret knowledge from different perspectives

3. Identify critical thinking strategies to improve study and life skills.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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