Courses & Units

Learning at University UPP010


The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.


This unit provides underpinning skills, theories, techniques, and strategies to prepare you for University-level study and to understand yourself as a learner. You will be introduced to concepts of self-management and relevant practical skills that can be applied effectively in other units. You will explore concepts such as strengths-based learning, engagement and flow, motivation, work/life balance, resilience strategies, critical thinking, and work styles. In addition, you will learn and utilise practical skills such as reflective writing, preparing oral presentations, productivity, transferable skills, goal setting, research methods, career investigation, expository writing, mind mapping and effective study techniques.
The overarching aim of this unit is to provide you with the recognition of your strengths and skills, strategies to develop confidence as a student and to be successful in your future university studies.


Unit name Learning at University
Unit code UPP010
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Miss Amy Williams
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop skills, techniques and strategies for learning within the university environment
  • Critically reflect on learning experiences and skills to generate plans for development
  • Describe and apply academic concepts and skills to demonstrate critical thinking
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 3hr workshop (face-to-face) and 1.5hr online workshop preparation session per fortnight.

Distance students: 2hr online workshop and 1.5hr online workshop preparation session per fortnight.

AssessmentAT2: Oral Presentation (30%)|AT1: Journal Reflection (15%)|AT4: Unit Reflection (25%)|Workshop activities portfolio (30%)
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