BUS102 Learning for Success (16)

This subject aims to enable students to develop their critical understanding of, and confidence in, the English language for use in a wide range of formal and informal situations.  The subject will develop students' grammatical accuracy in both writing and speaking; ability to predict and understand written and spoken texts; and understanding of the conventions of academic writing. Students will implement reading strategies; research, select and synthesise information; learn to think critically; and discuss and present information in a convincing and persuasive way on academic topics. The subject also introduces fundamental study skills to prepare students for the rigours of study at the higher education level.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to Study Centre students admitted to the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Information Technology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use reading, writing and listening strategies to make notes, identify and organise important information, and expand vocabulary;
  • be able to analyse the structure and content of written and spoken information, including during lectures and group discussions;
  • be able to research topics of interest using library databases and use APA in-text citation and referencing to acknowledge sources of information;
  • be able to select, organise, paraphrase, summarise and synthesise evidence from various sources to produce persuasive written and spoken texts about a range of abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics;
  • be able to use complex structures to produce clear, cohesive and coherent written and spoken texts; and
  • be able to use critical thinking skills to analyse texts and generate topics of discussion or questions for group discussions and in written communications.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Note-taking skills
  • Essay preparation and presentation skills
  • Starting and forming an academic argument
  • Referencing and paraphrasing
  • Conducting library research (database searches, appropriateness of sources, etc.)
  • English grammar including the passive voice, third and first person, preposition and pronouns
  • Cause and effect language (the subjunctive case)


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.