ESL172 Language and Learning Skills (8)

In this CSU-TPC subject students will develop the skills and knowledge required to research, write, evaluate and present information ethically in a further study context. 


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESL172. 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


Division of Student Services

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the CSU Pathway Program - Diploma of General Studies.

Assumed Knowledge

Normally applicants will have Year 12 or equivalent, however applicants with other educational backgrounds will also be considered.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse, compose and present a range of texts
  • be able to select information for specific purposes
  • be able to use referencing conventions
  • be able to present a researched essay and report
  • be able to make a short, formal oral presentation
  • be able to apply ethical study practice


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Learning styles identification and utilisation
  • Preparation for study
  • Purposes of writing
  • Writing styles and text types
  • Referencing - Harvard/APA/Plagiarism
  • Planning for writing - mind maps, note taking, research skills and techniques
  • How to write a report
  • How to write an essay
  • Creative writing
  • How to give an oral presentation


For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.