SSS033 Transition from TAFE/VET to University (2)


The aim of this subject is to provide TAFE/VET students entering the University with background and skills required for successful study. It is recognised that the transition to this new study environment requires an understanding of the key differences in systems and expectations so that students can begin their university studies with confidence. It designed for students from the Australian VET sector and is delivered via a face-to-face workshop.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
InternalUnited Theological College
Term 2
InternalUnited Theological College
Term 3
InternalUnited Theological College
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS033
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 sessionSY/USOffice for Students - Administrative

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • understand the differences between VET and University
  • understand the differences in academic expectations and cultures between VET and HE
  • understand and begin to develop generic academic literacy skills
  • read, clarify and organise information in order to communicate their understanding of readings
  • begin to develop and apply critical thinking skills
  • find, extract, interpret and apply information to their learning from a broad range of sources and demonstrate practical skills in negotiating the online environment
  • navigate the CSU online learning environment


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Expectations
  • Academic Expectations
  • Culture
  • Language
  • University Structure and Support Systems
  • Academic Literacy
  • Reading
  • Transition to theoretical and critical thinking
  • On-line learning and Information Literacy


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.