Available in 2021
Course code



10 units



Course handbook


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

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement a range of written formats suitable for the commencement of tertiary study.

2. Read and develop notes with increased confidence.

3. Employ basic academic referencing skills.

4. Interpret oral information, discuss and present on topics at a suitable level for undergraduate study.

5. Use a learning management system, word processing and other software necessary for undergraduate study.

6. Retrieve, synthesize, critically evaluate and present relevant information.

7. Construct an argument in written and oral form

8. Develop the skills to respond to various assessment types including essay writing, seminar presentations and examinations.


This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter into an undergraduate degree in a culturally appropriate way.


To enrol in this course, students must be active in the Yapug Program.

Assessment items

Quiz: In class assessment

Portfolio: Online learning statement

Presentation: Presentation

Written Assignment: Essay Plan/Partial Essay

Formal Examination: Take Home Exam

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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.