Coordinator: Dr Ross Skinner
Phone: (07) 4930 9251
Student use of the unit website is required- this is provided using the CQUniversity learning management system (Moodle) which can be accessed through the MyCQU Student Portal: http://my.cqu.edu.au. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Helpdesk on 07 4930 9233 or 1300 666 620 (for the cost of a local call).
10-12 hours of study per week of self-directed study
Student access to the Internet, email and residential schools is recommended for this unit, with the exception of those students in correctional centres.
Students are expected to follow a self-directed study schedule which meets the required deadlines.
Residential School is a requirement of this unit. One Residential School will be held during the term – week 3 (20-24 March). During this school, group work, lectures, tutorials, presentations and individual tuition will be held.
Please also confirm your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning Suellen Thomas on 1800 651 891.
Travel will be organised through Centrelink, and not TEP. If you are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, it is important that you register with Centrelink/Abstudy at the earliest opportunity. Residential travel cannot be organised until the registration process has been completed. Please note that Abstudy needs 3 weeks’ notice of your intended travel. Abstudy will confirm your registration with us and then arrange travel for you. TEP will arrange your accommodation and meals. Abstudy will notify you of your travel details and so it is important that your contact details are up to date. Contact TEP urgently if something at the last moment prevents you attending.
The unit website is offered through the learning management system, Moodle. You should find this website easy to use. Consequently, you will need access to the internet. If the learning management system Moodle is temporarily unavailable when you need to submit an assessment item, you can send your assessment by email to your unit coordinator.
Computer (including software) requirements
Access to a computer is necessary. If you can regularly get to a CQUniversity campus, you can use the computers there. If you cannot get to a campus, it is best to have your own computer. You may also be able to use a computer at your local Queensland Open Learning Study Centre or your local library. Internet access is necessary so you can access the unit website. Microsoft Office software is preferred. Students in correctional centres do not require computer access.
Assessments for this unit should be submitted electronically through Moodle. Students are required to keep back-up copies of all assessments. Please ensure that your assessment conforms to the applicable formatting guide.
To submit electronically, the assessment should be saved in a format that is compatible with Microsoft Office and submitted via the Learning Management System (Moodle).