INFO 0001 Academic Skills for Information Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700205

Coordinator Frank Gutierrez Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to assist students to become successful independent reflective learners. It introduces students to a range of theories and concepts to facilitate the development of practical skills and personal attitudes necessary for success in tertiary study. Emphasis is placed on developing the key competencies of scientific inquiry - collecting, analysing, organising and communicating information as well as solving problems, particularly when related to using mathematical ideas and techniques.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify effective study skills and strategies to overcome major challenges of tertiary study.
  2. Locate and use information technology systems and educational technologies to support learning and assessment.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the use of the following Microsoft Applications & HTML: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML
  4. Identify and describe the basic components and concepts of Information Technology.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of essential skills and knowledge required for ICT such as research skills, problem solving skills, analysis skills, communication skills and working in a team.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of different career paths in ICT.

Subject Content

Topic 1: Academic skills for success at tertiary level
Topic 2: Microsoft Applications - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
Topic 3: Introduction to HTML
Topic 4: What is ICT? Basic components & concepts of ICT such as main components of IT, computer Networking & internetworking, key security issues of IT , social, ethical and privacy issues relating to computing.
Topic 5: ICT Career paths
Topic 1: Academic skills for success at tertiary level
Topic 2: Microsoft Applications - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
Topic 3: Introduction to HTML
Topic 4: What is ICT? Basic components & concepts of ICT such as main components of IT, computer Networking & internetworking, key security issues of IT , social, ethical and privacy issues relating to computing.
Topic 5: ICT Career paths

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Multiple Choice 20 minutes each 15% N Individual
Portfolio 3 Activities 45% N Individual
Report Report 1,500 words 30% N Group
Presentation Presentation: 3-5 minutes 10% N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Frank Gutierrez Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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