Courses & Units

Learning at University XAB011

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


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 XAB011
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Miss Amy Williams|Ms Florence Ko
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Foundation


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 1 Off-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus 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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Nursing Study Period 1 17/1/2022 3/2/2022 27/2/2022 10/4/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply 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 work independently and collaboratively
  • Apply practical and academic skills and strategies to learn independently and work collaboratively with others.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
079999 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 3 hour workshop (face-to-face) and 1 hour online workshop preparation session per fortnight.

AssessmentAT2: Oral Presentation (30%)|AT1: Journal Reflection (15%)|AT3: Short Essay (30%)|AT4: Unit Reflection (25%)
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