Courses & Units

Academic Literacies EDU106


Do you know how you learn best? Do you know what skills you will need to be successful in your university studies? Academic literacies are the skills that you need to engage successfully with higher education, and this is a foundational unit which assists you to develop these literacies.
In this unit you will consider your preferred learning styles and strategies, and make a concrete plan for your studies during semester. You will reflect on the effectiveness of this plan during your learning and adjust as necessary to help you be a successful learner. You will complete quizzes to help you to consolidate your learning, and be supported in an essay writing and portfolio task.
During the unit you will learn about academic integrity, referencing and writing conventions, communication and presentation, and the use of technologies. This content is delivered through the lens of the teaching profession, and links to the professional application of these literacies as a pre-service/education support teacher.


Unit name Academic Literacies
Unit code EDU106
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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

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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

  • Identify and apply academic literacy strategies, processes and requirements, and reflect on how these support you to achieve academic success.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and correctly apply policies and practices relating to academic integrity.
  • Apply strategies to find and critically assess credible, accurate and reliable scholarly material.
  • Select and use appropriate writing conventions and technology tools to clearly communicate ideas.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070101 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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AssessmentReflection (15%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Student's Own Selection (25%)|Essay (40%)
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Grellier, J., Goerke, V., & Fielding, K. (2022). Communications toolkit (5th ed). Cengage Learning.

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