University Skills for Community

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University Skills for 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 and is run over 2 consecutive days.

The course is facilitated by experienced USC advisers 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

Tuition:

  • there are no tuition fees for this course

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, assignments or exams.

This course cannot be used towards gaining admission into a USC program.

For further information on USC's bridging program, visit Tertiary Preparation Pathway.

2019 program

USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

Dates: Tuesday 22–Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  J Block, Level 2, Room J2.03

Dates: Tuesday 24–Wednesday 25 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

Dates: Tuesday 3–Wednesday4 December 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

USC Fraser Coast

Dates: Tuesday 8–Wednesday 9 January 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: A Block, Level 1, Room FCA1.22

Dates: Tuesday 4–Wednesday 5 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

Dates: Tuesday 19–Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: TBA

USC Gympie

Dates: Tuesday 15–Wednesday 16 January 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  G Block, Ground Floor, Room GYG.16

Dates: Tuesday 27–Wednesday 28 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

Dates: Tuesday 26–Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBC

USC Caboolture

 Dates: Wednesday 30–Thursday 31 January 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  J Block, Level 2, Room J2.02

Dates: Tuesday 11 –Wednesday 12 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

Dates: Tuesday 12 –Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

USC Moreton Bay

Dates: Wednesday 18–Thursday 19 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  North Lakes Library Training Room, TBC

Dates: Tuesday 5 –Wednesday 6 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  North Lakes Library Training Room, TBC

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

Course details

During this 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.

USC Career Development staff will available for individual consultations on completion of the course. Speak to your facilitator for further information.

Are you interested in being contacted about the University Skills course?

If you are interested in registering for the next available course in your region, please complete the form below or contact the Access and Diversity unit of Student Services and Engagement on:

Email: pathways@usc.edu.au
Telephone: +61 7 5430 2893

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