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PDC78561 - Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module

Course Details

Course Summary

Independence, self-motivation and confidence are essential skills for university. This online micro-credential will explore a range of theories and concepts to facilitate the development of practical skills and positive attitudes necessary for success in higher education. This micro-credential will provide 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; note­taking and assessment strategies. This micro-credential will require students to practise critical thinking, and apply information literacy skills to their research. Students will learn to negotiate the procedures and systems used in higher education, and practise communication skills in a range of contexts.

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


Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the following micro-credentials:

1. Effective Study Habits for Higher Education - PDC71365

2. Personality Types and Learning Styles - PDC71379

3. Critical Thinking - PDC71380

4. Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research - PDC71382

5. Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing - PDC71383

6. Enhancing Your Oral Presentation Skills - PDC71385

7. Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning - PDC71974

8. Clever Career Planning - PDC71381

This module is only applicable for students seeking a credit transfer for the unit SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, in the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 at CQUniversity.


Course Details

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

For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Students who are eligible to complete this micro-credential will be provided with an enrolment key.

Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • English Language (ELICOS)
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This module contains the assessment items required for completion of the suite of 9 *micro-credentials.

Students can only gain access to this module upon completion of courses 1 - 8 of the micro-credential suite.

Students who successfully complete the set of nine 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.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

30 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Two Online Quizzes

Two Written Portfolios

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