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Core Literacy (9863.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


Possible changes to your unit's learning activities and assessment items

For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

While the University has made efforts to ensure that Unit Outlines reflect a unit’s learning activities and assessment items, any changes to Australian Government directives because of the COVID-19 pandemic may require changes to these during the semester to ensure the safety and well being of students and staff. These changes will not be updated in the published unit outline, but will be communicated to you via your unit’s UCLearn(Canvas) teaching site. Any changes made will continue to meet the unit’s learning outcomes, as described in the Unit Outline.

Unit Outlines

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  • Semester 1, 2021, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (200878) - View
  • Winter Term, 2020, ONLINE, BRUCE-ONL (203281) - View
  • Winter Term, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194832) - View
  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193519) - View
  • Winter Term, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186995) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (186827) - View
  • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182709) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182710) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (170603) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (170604) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162229) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (148774) - View

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In this unit participants will develop literacy skills which enable them to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in tertiary level activities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand and work with key written and spoken academic genres e.g. persuasive texts, discussions;

2. Use text, sentence and word knowledge to read and write academic texts;

3. Understand and work with three levels of grammatical understanding: naming, function and intention;

4. Understand the productive and receptive components of visual literacies; and

5. Understand and use the Information Literacy process for locating, selecting and using resources.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.


This unit is only available to students enrolled in an Education course.



Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 Tertiary English.

Incompatible Units

4796 Literacy for Teachers.

Equivalent Units

4796 Literacy for Teachers.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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