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 Outlines
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Term 2 (15)
On Campus
United Theological College
Term 3 (45)
On Campus
United 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

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or 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.