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Learning Advisers provide a range of free workshops which help you develop skills and strategies to enhance your learning.

You can attend as many of these workshops as you like. Choose from the list below. Workshop registration is open to all USC students across all USC campuses.

Academic Skills Workshops are run pre-semester, in orientation week and during semester.

To register for a workshop

To register for any of these workshops: 

  1. Log on as a current student in Student Hub using your USC username and password
  2. Once logged into to Student Hub under the Learning tab, navigate to Workshops and Events 
  3. Select Book workshop
  4. Search by campus or by workshop name
Study Skills
Learning Strategies Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning, improve your skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 11 Feb  9:30 - 11:00 am LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Time and Task Management Workshop

Being able to manage your time effectively and efficiently is crucial to success at university, but everybody has a different combination of commitments they have to juggle. Finding the right balance, and sticking as far as possible to a plan, are the key strategies that successful students use.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 11 Feb  11:30am - 1:00pm LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 10:15 - 11:00am LT2 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 1:00 - 1:45pm  LT1 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Thur 27 Feb  1:00 - 2:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 12 Feb  11:30am - 1:00pm LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 10:15 - 11:00am LT8 Orientation Week  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 11:15am - 12:00pm LT1 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Thur 27 Feb 10:00 -11:00am EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Critical Thinking for Assignments Workshop

An introduction to critical thinking and reading for university studies. At university, the ability to critically analyse the texts you read is often an important component of a wide variety of assessment items.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 17 Feb  11:15am - 12:00pm  LT3 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 1:00 - 1:45pm LT2 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Quiz, Test and Exam Preparation Workshop

An introduction to strategies and tips to help you prepare for tests and exams.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 3 Mar  2:00 - 3:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Preparation Workshop

Your numeracy, literacy and exam skills will be developed during these workshops in preparation for the LANTITE test.

Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
LANTITE Literacy  Mon 3 Feb 10:00am - 12:00pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Numeracy Mon 3 Feb  1:00 - 3:00pm LT8 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Turn up and Talk

Engage in facilitated peer to peer talk to improve conversational skill, spoken interaction, fluency and cross-cultural knowledge.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tuesdays 9.00-10.30am EG.10 Weeks 1-13 Sem 1, 2020
Clinical Conversations (Nursing) Workshop

English language support workshop to help you prepare for your Nursing placement.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
TBC TBC TBC TBC Sem 1, 2020
TBC TBC TBC TBC Sem 1, 2020
Task Analysis
Analysing Assignment Questions Workshop

Learn to look for the most important aspects needed to analyse assignment questions.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 12 Feb  9:30 - 11:00am  LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Wed 26 Feb 1:00 - 2:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 5 Feb  9:00am - 12:00pm  H2G.02  Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 10 Feb  1:00 - 4:00pm H2G.02 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Approaches to Study and Research

This workshop will enhance your understanding of academic expectations at USC and offer strategies to improve your research and study skills. Highly recommended for commencing international students.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 24 Feb  12:00 - 1:30pm  Library Lab, Ground Floor Week 1  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 2 Mar 9:00 - 10:30am Library Lab, Ground Floor Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Tue 3 Mar 12:00 - 1:30pm  Library Lab, First Floor  Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshops

These workshops are designed for students with English as a first language and will enhance your awareness around grammar, sentence and paragraph structure.

Date Session Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 24 Feb  Understanding Academic Writing   10:00am  - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 1  Sem 1, 2020
Mon 2 Mar Understanding Academic Writing  12:00 - 2:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Wed 26 Feb Steps to improve your writing  2:00 - 4:00pm EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Wed 4 Mar Steps to improve your writing  2:00 - 4:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Editing Assessment Workshops

These workshops will help you develop skills in editing academic writing.

Date Session Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thu 13 Feb  Editing assessment structure & content 10:00am  - 12:00pm  LT8 Pre-sem Sem 1, 2020
Fri 14 Feb Editing assessment style and proofreading  10:00am - 12:00pm LT8 Pre-sem Sem 1, 2020
English for Academic Study Workshops

These workshops are designed for all students (non-English speaking background and students with English as a first language) to:

  • provide English language support
  • assist in improving academic language skills
Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
English for Lectures and Tutorials  Mon 24 Feb  2:00 - 4:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
English for Assessments  Wed 26 Feb 10:00am - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Location Scheduled Semester
Wed 12 Feb  1:30 - 3:00pm  LT8 Pre-semester  Sem 1, 2020
Thur 27 Feb  11:00am - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Mon 2 Mar 2:00 - 3:00pm EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Essay Writing Workshop

An introduction to essay structure and argument.

  Date           Time Location Scheduled Semester
Thur 13 Feb 1:00-3:00pm  LT8 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Tue 3 Mar 10:00am - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Report Writing Workshop

An introduction to the elements required to structure and write a report.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Fri 14 Feb  1:00 - 3:00pm  LT8 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Thur 5 Mar  10:00am - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Referencing
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 17 Feb  10:15 - 11:00am  LT1 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 11:15am - 12:00pm  LT2 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Mon 17 Feb 1:00 - 1:45pm  LT3 Orientation Week Sem 1, 2020
Harvard Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 25 Feb  1:00 - 2:00pm  EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Thu 27 Feb 9:00 - 10:00am EG.10 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Fri 6 Mar 10:00 - 11:00am  EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
APA Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 25 Feb  2:00 - 3:00pm  EG.10 Week 1  Sem 1, 2020
Fri 6 Mar 11:00am - 12:00pm  EG.10 Week 2 Sem 1, 2020
Postgraduate
Postgraduate Academic Skills Workshop

Designed for postgraduate coursework students, these workshops focus on the key skills required for postgraduate study.

By the end of these workshops you should have:

  • Enhanced awareness of balancing study requirements, critical reading and note making, academic style, essay and report writing and research skills
  • Developed knowledge of the advanced study skills required for a postgraduate course
  • Built skills relating to the various elements of academic skills for postgraduate study
  • Applied learning by practising the skills learned
Date Module Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 6 Feb  Balancing your Studies  9:00 - 10:30am  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2020 
Thur 6 Feb  Critical Reading 11:00am - 12:30pm  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2020
Thur 6 Feb Academic Style 1:00 - 2:30pm  LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2020
Fri 7 Feb Essay Writing  9:30 - 11:30am LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2020
Fri 7 Feb Report Writing  12:30 - 2:30pm LT8 Pre-sem. Sem 1, 2020


Study Skills 
Learning Strategies and Time Management Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning approaches, improve your time management skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 Thur 13 Feb  9:30am - 11:00am  J1.15 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 13 Feb  11:30am - 1:00pm  J1.15 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Preparation Workshop

Your numeracy, literacy and exam skills will be developed during these workshops in preparation for the LANTITE test.

Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
LANTITE Literacy Fri 31 Jan 10:00am - 12:00pm  J2.04 Pre-Semester Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Numeracy Fri 31 Jan  12:30pm - 2:30pm J2.04  Pre-Semester Sem 1, 2020
Task Analysis
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
 Wed 12 Feb  9:30am - 12:30pm  J2.01 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 18 Feb  9:30 - 11:00am  J1.15 Pre-Semester Sem 1, 2020
English for Academic Study Workshop

These workshops are designed for all students (non-English speaking background and students with English as a first language) to:

  • provide English language support
  • assist in improving academic language skills
Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
English for Lectures and Tutorials  Wed 26 Feb  9:00 - 11:00am  J2.01 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
English for Assessments  Fri 28 Feb 9:00 - 11:00am   J2.01 Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 19 Feb  9:30am - 11:00am  J1.15 Pre-Semester Sem 1, 2020
Harvard Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 18 Feb  1:00pm - 2:00pm  J2.02 Pre-Semester  Sem 1, 2020
Wed 19 Feb  1:00pm - 2:00pm  J2.02 Pre-Semester Sem 1, 2020
Wed 26 Feb 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Building L, Library  Week 1  Sem 1, 2020
Fri 28 Feb 12:00pm - 1:00pm Building L, Library Week 1  Sem 1, 2020
APA Referencing Style Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 24 Feb  12:00pm - 1:00pm  Building L, Library  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Study Skills
Learning Strategies and Time Management Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning approaches, improve your time management skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Mon 17 Feb  9:30 - 11:00am  B1.04 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 19 Feb  11:30am - 1:00pm  B1.04 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Preparation Workshop

Your numeracy, literacy and exam skills will be developed during these workshops in preparation for the LANTITE test.

Session Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
LANTITE Literacy  TBC TBC  TBC TBC Sem 1, 2020
LANTITE Numeracy TBC TBC TBC TBC Sem 1, 2020
Task Analysis
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Fri 14 Feb  9:30am - 12:30pm  FCC2.10  Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 19 Feb  9:30 - 11:30am   B1.04 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 20 Feb  9:30 - 11:00am   B1.04 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Referencing 
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 20 Feb  11:30am - 12:30pm  B1.04 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Study Skills
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way. This workshop will also help you learn how to identify and develop the skills you need to make yourself more employable through an Employability Skills Audit.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thu 20 Feb  10:00am - 2:00pm  GY.UG.19 Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Study Skills 
Learning Strategies and Time Management Workshop

Learn some simple strategies to enhance your learning approaches, improve your time management skills and get the most out of your tertiary studies.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 26 Feb 10:00 - 11.30am  MB-A.G.48 Collaborative Studio 6  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Reading, Listening and Notetaking Workshop

An introduction to identifying essential information and taking effective notes in class and while you study.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 25 Feb  12:00 - 1:30pm  MB-A.G.16 Collaborative Studio 3  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Task Analysis
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Fri 21 Feb  9:00am - 12:00pm  MB-A.G.48 Collaborative Studio 6  Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Academic Writing
Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist with formal writing style and language development.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Tue 25 Feb  9:00 - 10:30am  MB-A.G.16 Collaborative Studio 3  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising Workshop

An introduction to ways of using sources in your academic writing.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 27 Feb  9:00 - 10:30am  MB-A.G.16 Collaborative Studio 3  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Referencing 
Referencing Style Basics Workshop

Create the most common entries in a reference list and use in-text references appropriately.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thur 27 Feb  12:00 - 1:30pm  MB-A.G.16 Collaborative Studio 3  Week 1 Sem 1, 2020
Task Analysis
Assessment Success Workshop

Learn the process of successfully completing a written assignment, using a range of services and resources along the way. This workshop will also help you learn how to identify and develop the skills you need to make yourself more employable through an Employability Skills Audit.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Wed 19 Feb  10:00am - 1:00pm  SBA4-2.17  Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020
Fri 21 Feb 10:00am - 1:00pm SBA4-2.17  Pre-semester Sem 1, 2020

Approaches to Study and Research
This workshop will enhance your understanding of academic expectations at USC and offer strategies to improve your research and study skills. Highly recommended for commencing international students.

Date Time Venue Scheduled Semester
Thu 12 Mar 12:00pm - 1:00pm SBA4-M.04 Week 3 (Session 2, Week 2) Sem 1, 2020
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