Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations


Designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the learning skills necessary for tertiary study.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Review the assessment structures commonly used at The University of Newcastle.

2. Increase competence in reading and note-taking skills.

3. Increase confidence and competence in a range of written formats suitable for the commencement of tertiary study.

4. Improve listening, speaking and discussion skills.

5. Develop and improve computer skills.

6. Develop the ability to retrieve, synthesize, critically evaluate and present relevant information.

7. Develop and improve groupwork

8. Apply learning skills in order to improve various assessment techniques including essay writing, seminar presentations and examinations.


This course is designed to provide students with the tertiary skills and aptitude necessary for successful tertiary study, on a personalised basis.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Portfolio - Personalised Learning Plan

Written Assignment: Essay Plan

Presentation: Group Presentations

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks