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UNIT CODE: PEX101

ACADEMIC +
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

UNIT DESCRIPTION

This unit aims to introduce students to the academic, communication, and industry research skills required to be successful within a personal and professional context. It takes a broad and integrated approach in supporting students and preparing them for a happy and fulfilling career. Underpinned by the principles of positive education, the unit initially focuses on supporting students’ transition into the Institute of Creative Arts and Technology (ICAT) and developing their academic performance. Through a range of engaging learning experiences, the continuing development of information literacy, communication and interpersonal skills will be encouraged and facilitated. Students are guided to develop their capacity for reading, thinking, and expressing ideas effectively and critically. The delivery of the unit will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including face-to-face lectures, tutorials, workshops, class discussions, collaborative group activities, student presentations, and independent student research.

STUDENT WORKLOAD + DELIVERY MODE

TIMETABLED HOURS

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL HOURS

TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS

STUDY LOAD

3 Hours per week

5 Hours per week

8 Hours per week

Full time 

MODE OF DELIVERY

This unit will be offered to students in the following mode/s:

+ Face-to-face (Domestic and International) 

+ Online (Domestic)

OVERVIEW

Award Course

Bachelor of Business

Area

Professional Practice

Unit Duration

12 Weeks

Weekly Attendance Pattern

3 Hour Block Session

Unit Level

100

Unit Weighting

6 Credit Points

Unit Type

Core

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Co-Requisites

N/A

Work Integrated Learning

No

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate correct academic referencing and effective research skills

  • Express ideas in both written and verbal forms

  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in an academic context.

  • Synthesise and summarise information from a variety of sources

  • Demonstrate effective teamwork

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE

ASSESSMENT TASK

  • Assessment 1: Essay - Reflective Writing (Individual)

  • Assessment 2: Report - Academic Business Writing (Group) 

  • Assessment 3: Creative Presentation (Individual) 

  • Assessment 4: Engagement with the Process (Individual) 

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