Courses & Units

Learning at University XAB011

The NUR01 availability of XAB011 Learning at University is tailored to students undertaking the Nursing Foundation Studies pathway in the Diploma of University Studies. Students in other pathways should enrol in the Semester 1 or Semester 2 availability of this unit instead.


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, time management, transferable skills, goal setting, critical reading, career investigation, 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 XAB011
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Miss Amy Williams
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Nursing Study Period 1 29/1/2024 21/2/2024 14/3/2024 28/4/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. 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

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 2-hour weekly workshop 

Distance students: online 2-hour weekly workshop

All students: 3 online 1.5-hour seminars in Week 1, Week 6 & Week 11

AssessmentOral Presentation (30%)|Unit Reflection (35%)|Workshop Activity portfolio (35%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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