COM430 Graduate Study Skills (8)


This subject is intended for students who are enrolled in Graduate Certificate courses and have not studied at University level previously, but who have substantial relevant career and industry experience.
The subject is built around a core of generic study skills in information literacy, communication and writing skills, and skills in reasoning and critical thinking. The skills are demonstrated by addressing issues that pertain to the student's field of vocational study.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: COM430
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Students in Graduate Certificates. Access to a computer is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethos of University scholarship
Be able to effectively use a variety of methods of communication, including written, verbal and electronic
Be able to demonstrate information literacy skills, including the location, collection and evaluation of appropriate print and electronic resources, and research data
Reason critically and rigorously
Be able to write coherent, unified and well-focused essays and reports and produce accurate and concise summaries
Be able to apply the above skills in relation to their field of vocational interest


The subject will cover the following topics:
Values, ethics and the ethos of University scholarship Critical thinking and reasoning Information literacy Understanding and interpreting research data Writing and communication skills for University study


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.