Preparation for Study at CQUniversity - PDC50519




3 hours (approximately)

This online Short Course will introduce both new and prospective students to the context of university learning and will help you become effective lifelong learners. Different perspectives on learning are examined in the context of University study. By developing an understanding of the principles and techniques of effective learning at University, you can apply this to be a successful self-regulated learner who manages your learning environment and learning tasks. You are expected to engage actively with the learning resources for this course. This resource-based learning approach allows you to progress at your own pace. There are reading materials and engagement activities. This is a student-centred approach that requires you to make use of the online space and learning tools specifically designed to meet course outcomes. We estimate that this should take you approximately 3 hours to complete. 

There is no fee associated with this short course.

Standard Course Structure

Study Mode: Online
Duration: 3 hours (approximately)
  1. Compare and contrast different conceptions of learning and how these influence your learning
  2. Apply principles of effective learning to your own study as the basis for successful lifelong learning
  3. Understand a range of written communication and presentation skills relevant to University learning and global practice.


Online Quiz

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course.

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain skills to prepare for the university study experience.

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