About this unit
Pave the way to university success by studying this online Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice unit to improve your academic skills.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Swinburne University, this unit is aimed at university newcomers who are keen to get a jumpstart on the academic requirements and standards of studying at university.
By completing this unit, students will develop their research skills and ability to learn both independently and in collaborative environments. Students will also deepen their understanding of knowledge and its many forms, and learn how to communicate using diverse methods.
Worried your online qualification won’t be recognised? Think again.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:
- Introduction to University Learning
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this academic literacies unit, the topics you will study include:
- Academic enquiry
- Creating knowledge and investigating problems
- Using library resources and finding sources online
- Using, testing and applying theory
- Making an argument
- Communicating your academic argument and drawing on sources
- Language skills
- Knowledge and technology
- Knowledge and culture
- The social construction of knowledge
- Using feedback
- The uses of knowledge/ knowledge and ethics
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.