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Academic Research Skills

Starts: 1 March, 2017

Duration: 8 weeks

Effort: 2.5 hours per week

Price: $125

National recognised training Course code: 165-700079V01

Academic Research Skills

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Course details

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Why take this course?

The Academic Research Skills online course will develop the skills and knowledge you need to select and evaluate research materials. You’ll learn to reference and present information effectively.

How will it help my career?

The course provides adults from a non-English speaking background with the English language skills and knowledge needed to successfully undertake study at post-Year 12 level. The competencies will enable a person from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) to apply their knowledge of English to research within academic, workplace and community contexts with minimal support.

The competencies will enable a person to meet (partially) the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at Learning, Reading and Writing Level 5.

What are the essential entry requirements for this course?

Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent. The course is designed for students with minimum English language proficiency of International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) 3, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 to 6.

Can I continue my studies after this course?

The course is designed to be undertaken prior to or in conjunction with chosen academic study.

Can I get credit for my existing skills or qualifications?

If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. By applying for credit you can reduce the amount of time you need to study and get your qualification faster. You can apply to your TAFE NSW Institute when you enrol or as soon as your classes start.

What level of English language do I need?

You need to have a minimum English language proficiency of Level 3 on the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) scale or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 to 6 to enrol in this course. All TAFE NSW Online courses require you to meet minimum English language levels before you enrol. Detailed information about meeting these English language levels is available at the TAFE NSW Australia website. To get the most from your course, you should be able to read online material and textbooks, complete written assignments and conduct research independently. Your online study will include webinars (online seminars or meetings), text-based discussions and collaboration.

What will I need to do to complete the course?

During the course you’ll be encouraged to be actively involved in discussion forums to share your thoughts and to ask questions. You will also undertake a range of readings, practice activities and assessment tasks.


Before you can enrol in nationally-recognised training in Australia, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier Number (USI). This includes students completing an apprenticeship or skill-set certificate or diploma course.

This course is delivered completely online. Once enrolled you’ll have up to 8 weeks to complete the course. You will be required to do approximately 2.5 hours of work such as reading and completing tasks each week.

How to enrol or apply

UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create one and add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute). Create your USI: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling.

Fee information

This is a full fee course. The fee is $125.
Please note that TAFE NSW does not accept cash. Payment may be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS, cheque or money order made payable to TAFE NSW.

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Find out more about recognition: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

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Fees, payment and refunds: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

Financial assistance: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance.

Number Subject name
NSWTLRN401 Research for specific purposes

Your course fee depends on the qualification level of the course you choose and the course itself, and:

  • whether you have completed a previous qualification and what type of qualification it was
  • whether you live in NSW and are an Australian citizen or permanent resident; or you are an international student or temporary resident
  • whether you’re offered a Government subsidised (Smart and Skilled) or full-fee place.

There are various concessions or exemptions available for eligible students as well as opportunities to receive financial assistance.

See here for more information about fees, payments and refunds.

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Minimum Browser Requirement

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Browser

Desktop (Desktop, Laptop)

  • Chrome  v30.0 or later

  • Safari v6.0 or later

  • Internet Explorer v9.0 or later

  • Firefox v25.0 or later

Mobile (Tablet, Mobile)

  • Chrome  v30.0 or later

  • Safari v6.0 or later

  • Firefox v25.0 or later

  • Internet Explorer v9.0 or later

Screen Reader

Two on-screen readers are supported by the LMS:

Browser

Screen Reader

Minimum Version

Internet Explorer

Jaws

15

Firefox

NVDA

2014.1

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Screen Size

Apart from the reliable old standards such as desktops and laptops, for viewing on tablets, we recommend a minimum screen size of 7” for an optimal experience of the LMS and its contents.  Examples of these would be iPad mini, or Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Operating System

For the best experience, we recommend updating to the latest version of your operating system. We can only offer support for the latest versions.

Minimum functionality requires Mac OS 10.0 and above, or Windows 9 and above.

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PDF Viewer

Some of your course material will be available as a pdf file.  You will also need a PDF viewer to view and print your certificate when completing a course.

Some newer browsers will have a built-in PDF viewer, however you can download the free Adobe Acrobat viewer from the Adobe website if required.

Multi Devices Support

For the best online learning experience we recommend screen resolution no smaller than 1024 x 768 pixels.

Services and support

Get the most out of your studies with specialised support to meet your study goals. From career counseling, to learning support, child care and disability support, Sydney TAFE offers a broad range of student support services to help you every step of the way.

FAQ

FAQ - Enrolments

How do I enrol in TAFE for an online course?

All enrolments happen via the website - click on the enrol / apply button and follow the instructions. If you need assistance with the process, you may wish to contact the course enrolment centre or send an email - the details are on the website

Are there Sydney TAFE applications for online courses?

For Diploma level courses you are required to apply first before enrolling. Also, some courses require prospective students to provide additional information like a portfolio - these details are found in the course description and application information.

Are there Sydney TAFE applications for online courses?

For Diploma level courses you are required to apply first before enrolling. Also, some courses require prospective students to provide additional information like a portfolio - these details are found in the course description and application information.

Is there a limit Sydney TAFE enrolments for online courses?

Teachers set a maximum number of enrolments that can be accepted into a course.

Is the Sydney TAFE enrol procedure the same as Sydney TAFE Online enrol procedure?

Yes.

Where do I find Sydney TAFE online enrolments dates?

The website provides all the enrolment dates. If there is no date, it is advisable to fill in the online form and you will be contacted about when the next intake of the course will be open for enrolments.

FAQ - Career advice

Is there career guidance at Sydney TAFE?

Yes, there is free career advice available. If you are thinking of enrolling at Sydney TAFE, our counsellors can help you with: making good course choices; planning your career and re-training; how to apply for credit to gain entry to a course or reduce the time spent finishing a course; and other concerns or questions about returning to study. More information here.

Is there free counselling for Sydney TAFE students?

Yes, there is free counselling available. Sydney TAFE Counsellors are available at every stage of your learning journey with us. See Learning support and Personal counselling for more information about how a TAFE Counsellor may assist you.

How do I get free legal advice as a Sydney TAFE student?

Yes, free legal advice is available to members of the Student Association.

Are Sydney TAFE courses career orientated?

Yes. Courses are constantly fine-tuned after consultation with industry so you learn real-world skills.

FAQ - Fees

Can I get a Sydney TAFE fee exemption?

Some students are eligible for an exemption from paying fee, including:

1.) Students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and are studying at any level

2.) People with a disability.

3.) Dependent children, spouses or partners of a Disability Support Pension recipients.

What about online courses and fees for international students and students overseas?

If you are from overseas and are here in Australia on an international student visa, your visa covers face-to-face learning only.

If you are living overseas and want to do a Sydney TAFE online course from overseas, you are able to do our fully online courses but you will pay full commercial fees.

What are online Sydney TAFE fees in 2017?

Course fees vary from course to course. Please check the Sydney TAFE Online website for each course’s fees.

What does Smart and Skilled fees mean?

Courses are ‘Smart and Skilled’ if they appear on the NSW Skills List. They are subsidised by the NSW  government, so you only contribute a portion of the course fee

Courses on the NSW Skills List are linked to careers and industries that have jobs that will be in demand in the future.

Are all certificate fees, diploma fees and advanced diploma fees different?

Fees for different courses and qualification levels vary. Always check the Sydney TAFE Online website for fees.

FAQ - Government funded courses

What are government-funded courses?

If the online course you want to study is linked to an occupation on the NSW Skills List then it will partly government-funded. These are known as ‘Smart and Skilled’ courses.

What does a government-subsidised course mean?

A government-subsidised course is the same as a ‘government-funded course, and the same as a Smart and Skilled course.

What are Smart and Skilled courses?

‘Smart and Skilled’ courses will also appear on the NSW Skills List. They are subsidised by the NSW  government, so you only contribute a portion of the course fee

Courses on the NSW Skills List are linked to careers and industries that have jobs that will be in demand in the future.

How do I find a free online course?

All free courses are advertised on the website. You will need to check whether the course you are interested in is an online or a face to face course.

FAQ - Open learning

How does Sydney TAFE compare with private online colleges?

Sydney TAFE is one of the largest and most respected education and training providers in Australia. It is government-backed and valued by industry. All Sydney TAFE Online courses are nationally accredited. All courses are facilitated by industry-experienced teachers. Sydney TAFE Online students are able to access all the support services that non-online students value so highly.

Is the online learning platform up to date?

Yes, the contents and the platform are always kept up to date and course content is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it is current.

What are the main challenges of learning online?

Learning online requires a person to be self-disciplined and to be able to work independently. At Sydney TAFE our facilitators are always willing to provide guidance, support and communicate regularly, but as an online student you need to be able to be manage your own workload by sticking to a study schedule and have the right technology to enable to study online effectively.

Is online learning the same as open learning and distance learning?

Open learning and distance learning refer to course work being provided in an online environment. This is different to doing an online course at Sydney TAFE where studying online means using computer technologies to access learning materials and activities via the internet. These learning materials and activities may be presented in different ways, such as discussion forums, video presentations and demonstrations, blogs, wikis, electronic books or quizzes.

What are the benefits of online study?

Studying online at Sydney TAFE means that you can study where you want, using a range of technologies to connect with your classmates, get feedback from your teacher and complete our work. It offers greater flexibility, enabling you to work around your other commitments.

Do you offer online degrees?

Not at the moment, but there will be online degrees offered in the future.

If I study online with Sydney TAFE, how do I know the courses are career orientated?

All Sydney TAFE Online courses are constantly refined to offer the latest industry skills and techniques so graduates are work-ready.

FAQ - Pathways to university

Does online study offer a pathway to university?

Sydney TAFE has hundreds of credit transfer agreements so you can link your Sydney TAFE Online study to a bachelor degree at a university or another provider. Many diploma and advanced diploma courses will provide you credit towards your degree, usually up to one year’s credit.

I can go from TAFE to university; can I go from university to TAFE?

Thousands of university graduates study at Sydney TAFE to make sure they gain work-ready skills that will qualify them for their dream job.

Are there online courses leading into degrees?

Yes. You may be able to use your study in a Sydney TAFE Online course to gain credit towards a related university degree.

Do you offer online degrees?

Not at the moment, but there will be online degrees offered in the future.

FAQ - Open library

Is there a Sydney TAFE library fee?

If you are currently enrolled in a course there is no charge for any of the library resources or services

Do online courses have an online library?

The library has a range of online resources and information databases that provide useful resources for any of the courses being done.

Are there online Sydney TAFE library late fees?

Late fees only refer to books that are borrowed. If you are studying online and live in proximity of a TAFE library you are able to go there and borrow books / magazines. If you do not bring your books back on time you will incur a late fee. This does not apply to any online resources that you use.

Can I access the library after hours?

The online library is available from your computer or other device, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want to visit a physical library, then you will need to check the opening hours as they differ between libraries.

Is there 24/7 library access?

The online library is available from your computer or other device, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want to visit a physical library, then you will need to check the opening hours as they differ between libraries.

FAQ - USI number

Will I have a Sydney TAFE student number?

Yes, you will be given a Sydney TAFE student number.

What is the USI?

If you want to study nationally-recognised training at Sydney TAFE you need a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) which you can access whenever you need them, like when you’re applying for a job or enrolling in further study. Go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the instructions to create a USI – you’ll need to select ‘Sydney TAFE’ in your Access Control settings

Can I get USI help?
Do all TAFE students have a USI?

If you want to study nationally recognised training at Sydney TAFE you need a USI.

What is a USI login?

After you get your USI, you will be able to login to your USI account.

FAQ - VET fee help

What is VET FEE-HELP?

VET FEE-HELP is a funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students pay their course fees for select Certificate IV, and all Diploma and above level courses.

Does Sydney TAFE offer VET FEE-HELP for online courses?

Yes, many Sydney TAFE Online courses are also VET FEE-HELP-eligible courses

Am I eligible to VET FEE-HELP?

VET FEE-HELP eligibility critera are available at http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/vet-fee-help

Where do I get the VET FEE-HELP form?

For VET FEE-HELP information please go to http://studyassist.gov.au

FAQ - Moodle

What is a Sydney TAFE moodle?

Moodle is the name of the Learning Management System that may be used for your course.  This means that the course content is structured and provided via this system.

Does Sydney TAFE Online have open access moodle?

No - The courses which are only available to enrolled students.

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