Courses & Units

Academic Literacies ESH106

Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit seeks to prepare you for academic success at the start of your university studies. In this unit you will reflect on your own literacies in light of the academic literacy requirements required for your study and your new role as a pre-service teacher. This will include the requirement to undertake national numeracy and literacy testing for initial teacher education students mandated by the Australian Government and the expectation that you will develop a 'portfolio of evidence' as you progress through your teacher education course. You will investigate and apply concepts of academic integrity incorporating referencing conventions and learn about online communication, the use of social media and other ethical aspects. The unit will then provide you with an opportunity to develop your academic writing and practice these skills in through a supported writing task. You will also learn about digital literacies and the use of technologies to support your academic work. In summary, the unit identifies and then elaborates expectations in relation to a range of essential academic literacies and links to the professional application of these literacies for pre-service teachers.


Unit name Academic Literacies
Unit code ESH106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Stephanie Clayton

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and reflect on academic literacy strategies, processes and requirements, and how these might support you to achieve academic success
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and correctly apply policies and practices relating to academic integrity
  3. Apply strategies to find and critically assess credible, accurate and reliable scholarly material
  4. Select and use appropriate technology and media tools to visually communicate ideas and concepts



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070101

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr preparation tasks, 1 x 2 hr workshop (13 weeks) Or

Online: Learning modules


Assessment Task 1: Personal reflection on literacies, 700 words,  (25%);

Assessment Task 2: Online Quizzes, equivalent to 1000 words, (20%)

Assessment Task 3: Academic Argument. equivalent to 1300 words (30%)

Assessment Task 4: Digital artefact., equivalent to 1000 words (25%)

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