University Skills for the Community

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University Skills for the Community

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This free course is for anyone thinking of taking the first steps in returning to study at TAFE or university. The course is taught by Academic Skills and Career Adviser at USC and is especially designed for adults of all ages who have not undertaken formal study for some years, or who did not finish high school.

About the course

The course aims to:

  • introduce participants to key concepts and structures of writing for a higher education environment
  • enhance capacity around career pathway decision-making
  • demystify higher education
  • create a cooperative group environment for learning
  • build your confidence and skills in a supportive environment
  • turn your current formal and informal learning abilities gained from work and life experience into academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Eligibility:

  • 18+ years, during the year in which the course is held

Materials:

  • workbooks are provided for the duration of the course, free of charge

 There are no tests, homework, assignments or exams

Next five-week course commencement date, time and location

 Sippy Downs campus Fraser Coast campus    Gympie campus

Time: 12noon–2pm
Day: Weekly on Tuesdays
Starts: 4 October 2016
Ends: 1 November 2016
Room details: will be provided upon registration

Time: 10am–12noon
Day: Weekly on Tuesdays
Starts: 4 October 2016
Ends: 1 November 2016
Room details: will be provided upon registration

Time: 5–7pm
Day: Weekly on Tuesdays
Starts: 4 October 2016
Ends: 1 November 2016
Room details: will be provided upon registration

The course is delivered once per week and each session runs for two hours over five consecutive weeks.

Tuition and materials are free.

Course details

During this five-week program, you will produce a short piece of academic writing. Starting with a personal point of view on a topical issue, you will develop your skills as a researcher and writer as you turn those initial thoughts into a well-crafted, defensible statement on the topic. You will also further develop your existing understanding of potential career and study pathways, through developing your understanding of career development, and exploring your interests, values, and transferable skills

Contact and registration details

To register your interest in attending, and for more information contact the Access and Diversity unit of Student Wellbeing:

Email: pathways@usc.edu.au
Telephone: +61 7 5550 1397

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