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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. PDC71365 Effective Study Habits for Higher Education
  2. PDC71379 Personality Types and Learning Styles
  3. PDC71380 Critical Thinking
  4. PDC71382 Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research
  5. PDC71383 Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing
  6. PDC71385 Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills
  7. PDC71974 Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning
  8. PDC71381 Clever Career Planning
  9. PDC78561 Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC71365 Effective Study Habits for Higher Education
  2. PDC71379 Personality Types and Learning Styles
  3. PDC71380 Critical Thinking
  4. PDC71382 Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research
  5. PDC71383 Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing
  6. PDC71385 Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills
  7. PDC71974 Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning
  8. PDC71381 Clever Career Planning

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
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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

If you are interested in taking this micro-credential, please email ProgramManager_AccessEd@cqu.edu.au for eligibility criteria and access.

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 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. PDC71365 Effective Study Habits for Higher Education
  2. PDC71379 Personality Types and Learning Styles
  3. PDC71380 Critical Thinking
  4. PDC71382 Finding and Evaluating Scholarly Research
  5. PDC71383 Effective Note-Taking and Paraphrasing
  6. PDC71385 Enhancing your Oral Presentation Skills
  7. PDC71974 Assessment Strategies and Brain-Based Learning
  8. PDC71381 Clever Career Planning
  9. PDC78561 Preparing for Success in Higher Education: Assessment Module.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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.

Micro-credential

30 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  • 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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