SSS087 Getting Ready for Uni Study (2)

The aim of this subject is to provide 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 is designed for students from all educational backgrounds, including students with TAFE and VET learning experiences and those who have not studied formally for a significant period. It is delivered via a face-to-face workshop.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the characteristics in university teaching and learning compared to other learning contexts;
  • be able to identify academic expectations and cultures;
  • be able to develop and apply generic academic literacy skills;
  • be able to identify and use university structures and support systems;
  • be able to read, clarify and organise information in order to communicate understanding;
  • be able to develop and apply basic critical and reflective thinking skills; and
  • be able to navigate a university online learning environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Academic expectations and university culture
  • Teaching and learning at university
  • Organising yourself and your time
  • University structure and support systems
  • Academic literacy and language
  • Reading and interpreting information
  • Effective assessment preparation
  • Theoretical, critical and reflective thinking
  • On-line learning skills and processes
  • Information literacy

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of SSS087 in Term 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Participation in face-to-face workshop - day 1
Participation in face-to-face workshop - day 2

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.