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  • Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)

    About this unit

    The aim of this unit is to provide a framework for students to learn basic accounting concepts and show how these concepts can be applied to financial reports (for both internal and external use) that provide useful information for business evaluation and decision making. The unit has been designed to meet the needs of two broad categories of students. For those intending to take further studies in accounting, this unit will serve as an essential foundation and preparation for that continued study. For those who do not intend to take further units in accounting, the experience gained from this unit will be invaluable to their future business career. Whatever aspect of business students intend to specialise in, they will need to be familiar with the concepts and principles underlying the practice of accounting. Such knowledge will enable students to understand the importance of financial information in decision making and thereby provide them with the necessary financial literacy for their future role in the world of business.

    Content

    Topics will include:

    • Business Reporting – Financial reporting – Introduction to financial reports and their use in decision making
    • Business Reporting – Recording & reporting business transactions using accrual accounting
    • Business Reporting – Preparation and use of Cash Flow Statement
    • Performance Assessment – Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Reports
    • Performance Assessment – Introduction to Performance Evaluation – business unit & business unit manager
    • Business Planning – Role of Budgets & Budget Preparation – focus on cash budget
    • Business Planning – Revenue & Cost Determination
    • Business Planning – Cost Behaviour & Cost Volume Profit Analysis (CVP)
    • Business Planning – Operational Decision Making

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Planning for Career Success (CAR10001)

    Unit code: CAR10001
    Duration: 6 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: 10 to 16 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit of study aims to equip students with the skills, capabilities and experiences which will maximise their potential to secure employment and progress in their careers. It provides students with essential career development, planning skills and knowledge by concentrating on ’employability’ in the context of the world of work.

    The design of this unit is focused on the development of capability to gain employment and progress careers by providing opportunities for students to critically reflect on skills and strengths and market themselves effectively online, in a resume and at job interviews.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Reflect upon, analyse and communicate personal skills, attributes, strengths and values in a job readiness and career progression context.
    • Analyse and summarise required skills and opportunities for employment in a chosen industry.
    • Identify and demonstrate employability skills for job readiness and career progression.
    • Develop and prepare a discipline-specific career path plan.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of career theory, planning and management, and relevant industry and labour-market trends.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication

  • Learning and Communicating Online (COM10003)

    Unit code: COM10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will introduce fundamentals of communication and learning in an online environment. Students will gain increased capability in a range of skills such as online written communication, collaboration in individual and group work, and critiquing and analysing a variety of information sources. Students will be encouraged to draw on their own understanding and experience while contributing and sharing ideas with peers.

    Content

    • Social media and communication technologies
    • Models of online communication
    • Current and evolving learning theories
    • Identifying and evaluating sources of knowledge
    • Critical analysis skills
    • Referencing and attributing sources
    • Creating and publishing in the online environment
    • Strategies for reflecting on your own and others work

    This unit is found in:

    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Criminology.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Behavioural Studies.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and International Relations.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism.
    • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Professional Communication Practice (COM10007)

    Unit code: COM10007
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce the vital role communication plays in professional life. In covering ideas and skills fundamental to professional communication success, it aims to build not only competence but also your confidence in functioning as an ethical communicator able to use a range of techniques to achieve desired outcomes.

    Content

    The following topics are covered in this unit:

    • Basic Research Techniques
    • Information Acquisition and Organisation
    • Resource Evaluation
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Theories of Communication
    • Writing for a Corporate Audience
    • Writing for the Digital Age
    • Intercultural Communications
    • Effective Presentation Techniques

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.

  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011:)

    Unit code: COM10011
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit has originated from a desire to give students an inspirational and engaging educational experience at the commencement of their business degrees. Infused with real world examples, the unit aims to develop an understanding of innovation practices and confidence and capability in communicating online within professional and academic settings. The unit focuses on innovation, communication, self-awareness and professional identity and the creation of a personal development plan.

    Content

    • Build confidence and capability in communicating online
    • Develop a strong passion for business and innovation
    • Develop the ability to be original, creative and forward thinking
    • Establish and propagate their own brand and identity, and
    • Demonstrate increasing self-awareness

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Criminology: Theory and Practice (CRI10001)

    Unit code: CRI10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This subject provides students with an overview of the discipline of criminology through a presentation of both the major theoretical models as well as the application of these models to a variety of criminal justice settings. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within the criminal justice system.

    Content

    • Theoretical perspectives in criminology (including biological, psychological, sociological)
    • Defining and measuring crime
    • Australian criminal justice system
    • Research methods in criminology
    • Violent crimes
    • Property crimes
    • Crimes against the person
    • Enterprise crimes (white-collar, cyber-crime)
    • Organised crime
    • Public order crime

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology.

  • 20th Century Design (DDD10001)

    Unit code: DDD10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit investigates the historical development of 20th century design as a creative, cultural and professional practice, exploring key designers, innovations and movements. Students learn how design has been historically practiced and how this informs today’s designers who utilise modern technology, materials and production techniques.

    Content

    Topics to be discussed may include:

    • Modernism/post-modernism/contemporary design
    • Design as political and social action
    • Design, technology, progress and change
    • Design principles, theories and significant figures
    • Design, ideas and cultural production
      Internationalism/Regionalism/Globalism.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Design with a Major in Communication Design.

  • Economic Principles (ECO10004:)

    Unit code: ECO10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with business and government policy applications. At the conclusion of the subject, students will understand important micro and macroeconomic concepts and how they improve decision making in business and government.

    Content

    • Economic concepts of opportunity cost and comparative advantage
    • Market behaviour
    • Market failure
    • Macroeconomic indicators
    • Business cycle and economic growth
    • Government stabilisation policy

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management.

  • Understanding Language and Literacy (EDU10002)

    Unit code: EDU10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to help students understand the meaning of literacy and multiliteracy and introduces them to theories of literacy development and learning. Students will consider how the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing experiences develop and will begin to relate them to the teaching of such skills.

    Content

    • What is literacy?
    • What is multi-literacy?
    • Theories of literacy
    • Theories of language development: behaviourist, nativist, interactionist , cultural-historical
    • How language and literacy develop
    • Culture, language and oral traditions
    • Components of language: phonology, semantics, grammar, morphology, pragmatics
    • Multi-lingualism
    • Contemporary research into literacy development
    • Technology, multimedia and literacies
    • Working with families to support language development

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • The World of Maths (EDU10003)

    Unit code: EDU10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to familiarise students with mathematics in an educational context and beyond. Students will understand the difference between ‘mathematics’ and numeracy, and the implications of this on teaching and learning. Students will be introduced to the wonders that mathematics present in our everyday lives, and how these can be utilised in educational contexts. This unit will also briefly look at how children develop mathematical thinking. Students will consider what mathematics is and how it is learnt.

    About this unit

    • Mathematics vs numeracy
    • Mathematics vs numeracy in learning environments (are we preparing children with adequate numeracy skills?)
    • The Golden Ratio, Tessellations, Spirographs, Oragami
    • Thinking mathematically
    • National Curriculum content
    • Relation to maths in the world
    • Theory of children’s development related to maths
    • Maths as a real world subject
    • Overcoming maths anxiety
    • Becoming engaged and enthusiastic about mathematics and numeracy
    • Problem solving skills related to numeracy
    • The Origins of number and base 10 counting system
    • Numeracy, Mathematics and ICTs
    • Contemporary research into teaching and learning mathematics

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning (EDU10004)

    Unit code: EDU10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to theories of learning and teaching. Students will be introduced to what is meant by ‘learning’ and to the major contemporary theories of learning and how these relate to teaching processes. In addition, students will be challenged to reflect upon their own belief system and how this relates to different contemporary approaches to learning and its potential impact on teaching.

    Content

    • Complexities of learning
    • What is a learning theory?
    • Where do theories come from and how are they used?
    • Benefits and limitations of learning theories
    • Application of learning theories to practice
    • World views and their impact on practice
    • Behavioral perspectives
    • Cognitive perspectives
    • Constructivist/Socio-cultural perspectives
    • Post structural perspectives
    • Contemporary theories from different perspectives
    • Teaching and learning processes/pedagogy
    • Learning and teaching with Virtual Learning Environments
    • Overview of how research is used in education
    • Qualitative and quantitative methods

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Academic Skills for Success (EDU10024)

    Unit code: EDU10024
    Duration: 8 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will equip students with necessary study skills to enable them to excel in their studies. It is aimed at students who have entered their course based on work experience or have not studied recently.This unit is designed to teach students academic skills such as research, essay writing, understanding the nature of academic argument, and critical thinking and written communication.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Engage with and develop content knowledge related to the unit theme Contemporary issues in Australian family life.
    • Draw on this content to develop key academic skills necessary for success in university study, including: managing time, identifying learning goals, planning and researching assignments, academic reading skills, documenting of sources.
    • Understand the nature of an academic argument and critical thinking in university study, including the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of different textual resources.
    • Identify the characteristics of effective written communication in academic contexts, and apply this knowledge to the preparation of a range of written assignments
    • Reflect on and self-evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s personal academic performance, including identification of strategies for future development.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication
  • Science and Technology (EDU30002)

    Unit code: EDU30002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    In this unit, students build on their knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning by applying them to the fields of science and technology. Students explore a range of strategies for assessing children’s scientific understandings using knowledge of curricula, resources and teaching strategies to design and implement learning opportunities and lesson sequences which enhance the development of children’s scientific thinking and enjoyment of science. Students use information and communication technologies as tools for learning and explore issues related to the use of technology in prior-to-school settings and school classrooms.

    Content

    • The nature of science and scientific thinking
    • The fundamentals of technology – how things work
    • Attitudes and dispositions – a sense of wonder
    • Science experiences for children birth to eight years
    • Essential instructional content for teaching science and technology up to and including Grade 2
    • The use of ICT for communication purposes and for work preparation, presentation and implementation
    • Integrating science in the curriculum
    • Design and sequencing of tasks in teaching science and technology
    • Enquiry-based and problem-solving approaches
    • Dealing with diversity and individual differences
    • Maintaining a safe and challenging learning environment in school-based science classes
    • Tools and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on children’s learning in science and technology
    • Using ICT to facilitate children’s learning
    • Federal and State departmental policy documents relating to teaching science and technology and their implications for teaching

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)

    Unit code: FIN10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The modern business involves many decisions and managers need the skills, technologies, procedures to successfully derive appropriate solutions to benefit the organisation. This unit will focus on data science as an analytical and decision-making tool, in a variety of business contexts, with a major emphasis on interpretation and application using Excel.

    Content

    • Descriptive statistics
    • Analysis of statistics
    • Inferential statistics
    • Hypotheses testing
    • Regression and time series analysis
    • Basic modelling techniques
    • Financial mathematics
    • Financial statement modelling and valuation
    • Case studies and applications

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Media Content Creation (JOU10007)

    About this unit

    This unit introduces students to digital non-fiction story development skills for professional media purposes and social media dissemination across a range of platforms. We will demonstrate how to create and edit non-fiction stories for media-related industries through the capturing of audio, video and photographic material. You will establish and develop an online portfolio and learn how to establish a related professional social media identity in order to promote their work.

    Content

    • Apply key audio and video concepts essential to media content creation
    • Utilise both mobile device and industry standard software and equipment to create non-fiction media content
    • Demonstrate the role of sound and vision in telling non-fiction stories through various media and communications platforms
    • Implement audio, video and photographic output for publication
    • Create an online portfolio and professional social media identity to highlight and promote creative output.
  • Introduction to Business Law (LAW10004)

    Unit code: LAW10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit introduces students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Consumer Protection,
    Intellectual property, Business entities, Business ownership and Employment issues.

    Content

    Foundations: Introducing the law; Understanding the Australian legal system and studying law
    Legal consequences: Causing harm – Torts (effects of negligence); Making deals – Formation of Contracts; Dealing with consumers – Australian Consumer Law; Protecting Intellectual property
    Business ownership: Choosing a business entity (sole trader, partnership or corporation); Business ownership and employment

  • Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology (MDA10006)

    Unit code: MDA10006
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit examines the relationship between science, technology and culture with a particular emphasis on communications technology. Furthermore, it draws on key theoretical paradigms such as the Actor Network Theory, the Political Economy, and Linguistic models to interrogate and further Marshall McLuhan’s contention that, “We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us”. This unit also provides students with the historical context and critical perspective essential for further study and a more rounded learning experience.

    Content

    • What is the relationship between media, science and technology?
    • Why is technological progress synonymous with a better life?
    • What part did science and technology play in the emergence of key epochs?
    • What are the tensions between Western Science and indigenous values?
    • How are science and technology depicted in the media?
    • What is the relationship between science, technology and objective reality?
    • What was the impact of broadcast media on culture?
    • What do portrayals of science and technology in fiction suggest about society?
    • What happens when Old and New Media collide?
    • Has the web achieved an ideal Public Sphere?
    • What impact have Digital Technologies had on society?
    • How can we use the past to predict future shifts in Science, Technology and Culture?

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.

  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)

    Unit code: MGT10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of management and its importance in enabling organisations to be effective within a diverse globalised environment. Students will learn to describe the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across an organisation; understand the application of some basic management principles in an increasingly global business environment; understand the importance of behaving in a professional and ethical manner; and prepare academic reports and essays including case studies using the appropriate format.

    Content

    Topics covered include introduction to:

    • The challenge of management including the diversity of skills required
    • The historical theories and views on management
    • The nature of the external and internal environments including culture
    • Social responsibility and ethics in management
    • Planning and creative decision-making, including developing strategies
    • Organising, leading and managing individuals and groups, including motivation
    • Communication, including professional report writing

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing.

  • International Politics (POL10002)

    Unit code: POL10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    After completing this unit of study, students will have developed an understanding of the major institutions, events and issues in international politics; how political scientists analyse and explain international politics, and the major concepts and theories used in the study of international politics.

    Content

    The unit of study provides students with an overview of the development of world politics. It introduces analytical approaches to the subject and explores a broad range of contemporary issues. It deals with the politics of nation states, and the traditional diplomacy and security issues based on them. The unit of study also deals with the emerging structures of the global political economy and international organisations, and their impact on nation-states. While global in scope, the unit of study highlights many issues relevant to the conduct of Australian foreign affairs and trade policy.

    This unit is found in the following courses:

    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

  • Psychology 100 (PSY10003)

    Unit code: PSY10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    Psychology 100 and Psychology 101 are designed to introduce students to the content and method of psychology.

    Content

    • Topics include:
    • Psychology as a science
    • Ethics in research
    • Biological foundations of behaviour
    • Sensation
    • Perception
    • Consciousness
    • Learning
    • Memory
    • Language

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood (PSY20008:)

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the psychological issues related to infancy and early childhood, including prenatal development, social development, cognitive development, and brain development. The unit will also focus on the psychology of parenting and explore cultural issues related to early human development.

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
    1. Explain how an understanding of infancy is of key importance to our understanding of the overall human condition.
    2. Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of information to develop practical and conceptual understanding of issues relating to social, cognitive, and brain development in infants and young children.
    3. Describe the impact of cultural and global issues on key psychological constructs, ethics and values relating to early human development.
    4. Discuss the implications of existing and emerging technologies for psychological research and practice relating to early human development.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Sociological Foundations (SOC10004:)

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to the foundations of the discipline of sociology. Successful completion of this unit will prepare students to undertake study in the discipline at more advanced levels through their understanding of the sociological imagination and central sociological theories as applied to a range of current events and issues.

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
    1. Apply a sociological perspective to the social world around them
    2. Identify and differentiate between the major theoretical perspectives employed by sociologists
    3. Define and use a range of key sociological concepts to appraise the ways in which social processes and social structures shape individuals and groups in contemporary society
    4. Discuss and critique published work and communicate this through informed written argument
    5. Undertake successful library-based research
    6. Identify and utilise the referencing style required by this discipline

    This unit is found in the following courses:
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

  • Introduction to Sports Business Management (SPO10001)

    Unit code: SPO10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to commoditisation of sport and help students understand the intersection between commercial, political and social benefits to sport. The unit provides a general background to the history of sport in Australia and the evolving role it plays in Australian society.

    Content

    This unit is designed to introduce students to the varying aspects of government and corporate involvement in sport. It determines the relationship between corporate groups, sports organisations and government bodies to examine the potential for growth within these sectors. The unit focuses on recreational and professional agencies responsible for the organisation and delivery of sport throughout Australia and examines in detail their roles, functions and opportunities.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management.

  • Foundations of Statistics (STA10003)

    Unit code: STA10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week
    About this unit
    This unit provides students with the necessary skills to carry out independent statistical investigation and an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of the results of such investigations. Students are expected to summarise data, identify research questions, determine and identify appropriate research designs, analyse the data using the statistical package SPSS for Windows and interpret the results in a report writing format.
    Content
    Critical thinking in statistics
    Reporting information about a single variable
    The theory behind significance testing
    Research design
    Inferential Statistics – reporting on the relationship between pairs of variables (t-tests, Pearson’s correlation and the chi-square statistic)
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.

  • Financial Information for Decision Making (ACC10007)

    About this unit

    The aim of this unit is to provide a framework for students to learn basic accounting concepts and show how these concepts can be applied to financial reports (for both internal and external use) that provide useful information for business evaluation and decision making. The unit has been designed to meet the needs of two broad categories of students. For those intending to take further studies in accounting, this unit will serve as an essential foundation and preparation for that continued study. For those who do not intend to take further units in accounting, the experience gained from this unit will be invaluable to their future business career. Whatever aspect of business students intend to specialise in, they will need to be familiar with the concepts and principles underlying the practice of accounting. Such knowledge will enable students to understand the importance of financial information in decision making and thereby provide them with the necessary financial literacy for their future role in the world of business.

    Content

    Topics will include:

    • Business Reporting – Financial reporting – Introduction to financial reports and their use in decision making
    • Business Reporting – Recording & reporting business transactions using accrual accounting
    • Business Reporting – Preparation and use of Cash Flow Statement
    • Performance Assessment – Analysis & Interpretation of Financial Reports
    • Performance Assessment – Introduction to Performance Evaluation – business unit & business unit manager
    • Business Planning – Role of Budgets & Budget Preparation – focus on cash budget
    • Business Planning – Revenue & Cost Determination
    • Business Planning – Cost Behaviour & Cost Volume Profit Analysis (CVP)
    • Business Planning – Operational Decision Making

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Principles of Advertising (ADV10001)

    Unit code: ADV10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The unit is designed to build understanding of the principles on which the advertising industry functions, and of advertising’s role in integrated brand promotion. Students will explore the relationship of key theories underlying effective advertising to core advertising practices. They will further apply these principles to given cases.

    Content

    • Principles of advertising; the notion of brands and advertising’s role in business and society; social and cultural perspectives of advertising; the advertising industry in Australia; principles of practice, regulation, the law and ethical considerations; and the challenges of advertising in the 21st century.
    • Use of theories in strategic research and planning for advertising purposes such as understanding audience motivations, analysing advertising strategies, and recognising appeals to the consumer.
    • Consumer use of print media/channels; integrated advertising campaigns; use of stereotypes and semiotics;
    • Australian creativity and appeals in advertising.
    • Creative ideas and concept presentation for print media/channels; copywriting basics, e.g. headlines, and principles of layout and design.
    • Persuasive presenting; selling creative ideas; advertising ethics.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.

  • Planning for Career Success (CAR10001)

    Unit code: CAR10001
    Duration: 6 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: 10 to 16 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit of study aims to equip students with the skills, capabilities and experiences which will maximise their potential to secure employment and progress in their careers. It provides students with essential career development, planning skills and knowledge by concentrating on ’employability’ in the context of the world of work.

    The design of this unit is focused on the development of capability to gain employment and progress careers by providing opportunities for students to critically reflect on skills and strengths and market themselves effectively online, in a resume and at job interviews.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Reflect upon, analyse and communicate personal skills, attributes, strengths and values in a job readiness and career progression context.
    • Analyse and summarise required skills and opportunities for employment in a chosen industry.
    • Identify and demonstrate employability skills for job readiness and career progression.
    • Develop and prepare a discipline-specific career path plan.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of career theory, planning and management, and relevant industry and labour-market trends.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication

  • Learning and Communicating Online (COM10003)

    Unit code: COM10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will introduce fundamentals of communication and learning in an online environment. Students will gain increased capability in a range of skills such as online written communication, collaboration in individual and group work, and critiquing and analysing a variety of information sources. Students will be encouraged to draw on their own understanding and experience while contributing and sharing ideas with peers.

    Content

    • Social media and communication technologies
    • Models of online communication
    • Current and evolving learning theories
    • Identifying and evaluating sources of knowledge
    • Critical analysis skills
    • Referencing and attributing sources
    • Creating and publishing in the online environment
    • Strategies for reflecting on your own and others work

    This unit is found in:

    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Criminology.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Behavioural Studies.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and International Relations.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism.
    • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011:)

    Unit code: COM10011
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit has originated from a desire to give students an inspirational and engaging educational experience at the commencement of their business degrees. Infused with real world examples, the unit aims to develop an understanding of innovation practices and confidence and capability in communicating online within professional and academic settings. The unit focuses on innovation, communication, self-awareness and professional identity and the creation of a personal development plan.

    Content

    • Build confidence and capability in communicating online
    • Develop a strong passion for business and innovation
    • Develop the ability to be original, creative and forward thinking
    • Establish and propagate their own brand and identity, and
    • Demonstrate increasing self-awareness

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Understanding Language and Literacy (EDU10002)

    Unit code: EDU10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to help students understand the meaning of literacy and multiliteracy and introduces them to theories of literacy development and learning. Students will consider how the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing experiences develop and will begin to relate them to the teaching of such skills.

    Content

    • What is literacy?
    • What is multi-literacy?
    • Theories of literacy
    • Theories of language development: behaviourist, nativist, interactionist , cultural-historical
    • How language and literacy develop
    • Culture, language and oral traditions
    • Components of language: phonology, semantics, grammar, morphology, pragmatics
    • Multi-lingualism
    • Contemporary research into literacy development
    • Technology, multimedia and literacies
    • Working with families to support language development

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • The World of Maths (EDU10003)

    Unit code: EDU10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to familiarise students with mathematics in an educational context and beyond. Students will understand the difference between ‘mathematics’ and numeracy, and the implications of this on teaching and learning. Students will be introduced to the wonders that mathematics present in our everyday lives, and how these can be utilised in educational contexts. This unit will also briefly look at how children develop mathematical thinking. Students will consider what mathematics is and how it is learnt.

    About this unit

    • Mathematics vs numeracy
    • Mathematics vs numeracy in learning environments (are we preparing children with adequate numeracy skills?)
    • The Golden Ratio, Tessellations, Spirographs, Oragami
    • Thinking mathematically
    • National Curriculum content
    • Relation to maths in the world
    • Theory of children’s development related to maths
    • Maths as a real world subject
    • Overcoming maths anxiety
    • Becoming engaged and enthusiastic about mathematics and numeracy
    • Problem solving skills related to numeracy
    • The Origins of number and base 10 counting system
    • Numeracy, Mathematics and ICTs
    • Contemporary research into teaching and learning mathematics

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning (EDU10004)

    Unit code: EDU10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to theories of learning and teaching. Students will be introduced to what is meant by ‘learning’ and to the major contemporary theories of learning and how these relate to teaching processes. In addition, students will be challenged to reflect upon their own belief system and how this relates to different contemporary approaches to learning and its potential impact on teaching.

    Content

    • Complexities of learning
    • What is a learning theory?
    • Where do theories come from and how are they used?
    • Benefits and limitations of learning theories
    • Application of learning theories to practice
    • World views and their impact on practice
    • Behavioral perspectives
    • Cognitive perspectives
    • Constructivist/Socio-cultural perspectives
    • Post structural perspectives
    • Contemporary theories from different perspectives
    • Teaching and learning processes/pedagogy
    • Learning and teaching with Virtual Learning Environments
    • Overview of how research is used in education
    • Qualitative and quantitative methods

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Indigenous Education and Perspectives (EDU10005)

    Unit code: EDU10005
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit focuses on contemporary and historical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identity, languages, histories, status, challenges, contributions and perspectives. Their impact on Australian society in general will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the implications for teaching not only Indigenous children but all children. The roles of early childhood professionals in bringing about reconciliation in a post-apology Australia are explored. This knowledge and understanding contributes to graduates’ cultural competence and promotes culturally inclusive teaching practices based on sensitive and informed relationships. Understanding the history and experience of Australia’s first people is essential in understanding the Australian community and its systems, including education. Students examine educational outcomes for all children, including Indigenous children.

    Content

    • History and culture of Australia’s first nation Aboriginal people
    • The positioning of Indigenous and traditional education systems within the nation state
    • The impact of colonisation and issues related to the retaining and maintaining Indigenous and traditional knowledge through education
    • The role of international organisations in protecting, preserving and maintaining Indigenous and traditional education systems
    • Current and past contributions of Indigenous people
    • Contemporary contexts for Indigenous people
    • Reconciliation and its implications for teachers
    • Anti-Bias Curriculum
    • Contemporary research into cross-curriculum dimension of Indigenous perspetives
    • Integrating authentic Indigenous studies in the curriculum
    • Indigenous perspectives and pedagogy in and Implications for teaching not only Indigenous children but all children.
    • Information Technology and Indigenous people
    • Roles of teachers in supporting reconciliation in a post-apology Australia

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (EDU10006)

    Unit code: EDU10006
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    In this teaching and learning unit students explore a range of contemporary perspectives and contexts that impact education and the work of educators. The role of the teacher in an era of rapid change and emerging technologies is considered and the evolving function of education in society. Students are encouraged to articulate their own vision of education appropriate for the 21st century.

    Content

    • What is 21st century learning?
    • What does it mean and how and why is it different.
    • Personalised learning and the autonomous learner
    • Teachers building learning around the needs of children, rather than learners conforming to the system
    • New views of equity, diversity and inclusivity: Diversity needs to be recognised as strength and be actively fostered to encompass everyone’s variations, differences, cultures and backgrounds.
    • Curriculum that uses deep knowledge: curriculum in early childhood and primary education that is designed to create knowledge rather than acquiring it through a content transmission approach.
    • Rethinking learners and teachers roles
    • Moving beyond seeing learning in terms of being student-centered or teacher-driven and instead to think about how learners and teachers would work together in a knowledge-building, learning environment.
    • A culture of lifelong learning
    • Twenty-first century educational thinking requires teachers (as well as students) to see themselves as lifelong learners, able to adapt to changing educational circumstances and changing groups and needs of students.
    • Future oriented education, leadership and innovation: skilled leaders; expert teachers; collaborations; advocates for change; shared exemplary practice; holistic approach; culture of continuous learning and innovation; new technologies; Developing a vision.
    • The role of new technologies: how technologies that have transformed our jobs, our homes, and our lives, can also transform our schools. Multiliteracies.
    • Technology in practice: key trends and emerging technologies that can be used in teaching and learning
    • Global perspectives and social change: globalisation and a dynamically changing global world – the impact on education.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development (EDU10007)

    Unit code: EDU10007
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    In this unit, students focus on traditional and contemporary approaches and theories in early childhood education, professional understandings about children and key cultural-historical issues affecting children and their families. The unit also includes revision of child development and consideration of the constructs of childhood.

    Content

    • Revision of traditional and contemporary theoretical approaches (including humanist, behaviourist, social constructivist, social learning, ecological, critical, queer, post-structuralist, social cultural-historical)
    • Revision of development and learning as categorised in the national Early Years Learning Framework
    • Identity, contribution and connection to the world, wellbeing, confident learner, communicator
    • Historical and philosophical underpinnings of each childhood education
    • Traditional and contemporary influential philosophies and approaches (Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Montessori, Te Whariki)
    • Past and present images of children and childhood
    • Contemporary research perspectives of child and childhood
    • The sociology of childhood
    • The effects on children and families of attitudes to social class, gender, ethnicity, race and the dominant culture
    • Cross-cultural perspectives on children, childhood and early childhood education

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Academic Skills for Success (EDU10024)

    Unit code: EDU10024
    Duration: 8 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will equip students with necessary study skills to enable them to excel in their studies. It is aimed at students who have entered their course based on work experience or have not studied recently.This unit is designed to teach students academic skills such as research, essay writing, understanding the nature of academic argument, and critical thinking and written communication.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Engage with and develop content knowledge related to the unit theme Contemporary issues in Australian family life.
    • Draw on this content to develop key academic skills necessary for success in university study, including: managing time, identifying learning goals, planning and researching assignments, academic reading skills, documenting of sources.
    • Understand the nature of an academic argument and critical thinking in university study, including the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of different textual resources.
    • Identify the characteristics of effective written communication in academic contexts, and apply this knowledge to the preparation of a range of written assignments
    • Reflect on and self-evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s personal academic performance, including identification of strategies for future development.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication
  • Sustainable Education and Perspectives (EDU20005)

    Unit code: EDU20005
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit focuses on education for sustainability, moving beyond offering children experiences with nature to supporting them in appropriate ways to understand the systems and mechanisms that support life and environmental stewardship. The subsequent focus is encouraging them to act on those understandings.

    Content

    • Definitions of sustainability and environmental education
    • The nature of Education for Sustainability
    • History of Education for Sustainability
    • Global perspectives on Education for Sustainability
    • Rationales for including Education for Sustainability in the curriculum
    • Ecological literacy
    • Developing an Education for Sustainability curriculum
    • Creating and maintaining natural play spaces
    • The Forest school movement
    • Case studies of sustainable practice, natural play spaces and Forest schools
    • The Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI)

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary)

  • Imagining the World through Language and Literature (EDU30001)

    Unit code: EDU30001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    In this unit students learn about the theory and practice of early childhood language and literature. It includes the study of language, cultural and literacy potential of a wide range of children’s literature and everyday texts, with a focus on children’s language development as they move from home to prior-to-school settings and into the first years of school.

    Content

    • Criteria for selecting literature for children from birth, based on knowledge of a range of theories of literary criticism (for example, structuralism, post modernism, feminism)
    • Exploration of a range of children’s literature including:
      genres in children’s literature (for example, picture books, big books and illustrated texts, poetry, narrative/novels (fantasy, historical, realistic), short stories, informational texts)
    • Folklore and fairy tales
    • The oral tradition
    • Significant authors
    • Historical and contemporary trend
    • Literature for different age groups
    • Cultural influences on literature
    • Strategies that support children’s appreciation and understanding of literature
    • Relationships between children’s literature and social contexts and cultures
    • Effective storytelling in early childhood

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

  • Financial Statistics (FIN10002)

    Unit code: FIN10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The modern business involves many decisions and managers need the skills, technologies, procedures to successfully derive appropriate solutions to benefit the organisation. This unit will focus on data science as an analytical and decision-making tool, in a variety of business contexts, with a major emphasis on interpretation and application using Excel.

    Content

    • Descriptive statistics
    • Analysis of statistics
    • Inferential statistics
    • Hypotheses testing
    • Regression and time series analysis
    • Basic modelling techniques
    • Financial mathematics
    • Financial statement modelling and valuation
    • Case studies and applications

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Principles of Financial Planning (FIN10003)

    Unit code: FIN10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The aim of this unit of study is to provide an overview on the financial planning industry. Students will learn about the background and purpose of financial planning legislations and the relevant code of conduct in this profession together with the financial advice process and the steps involved in construction and communication of a Statement of Advice. This unit also examines the management of financial planning practices and prepares students to develop a Statement of Advice based on the unique characteristics and requirements of clients. Students will also learn about techniques to effectively engage and communicate with potential clients.

    Content

    • Overview of financial planning industry
    • Relevant legislations and code ethics and conducts in the financial planning industry
    • Financial advice process
    • Gathering client data and determining needs and goals
    • Construction and presentation of Statement of Advice (SoA)
    • Financial planning practice management
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology (FOR10001)

    Unit code: FOR10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit introduces students to fundamental principles involved in research and practice within Forensic Psychology. Students are introduced to the structure of the criminal justice system in Australia and in other countries. They study the methodologies involved in forensic work including interviewing, deception detection techniques and risk assessment. Psychological factors involved in eye-witness testimony and false memories are described and the nature of criminal behaviour explored. Developmental risk factors are also discussed.

    Content

    • A comparative analysis of the Australian criminal justice system
    • Theoretical perspectives in criminology (psychological, sociological, psychiatric)
    • Defining and measuring crime: the uniform crime reporting system
    • Interviewing and deception detection techniques
    • Research methods in forensic psychology
    • Risk assessment
    • Eye-witness testimony and false memories
    • Developmental risk factors for criminal behaviour social risk factors, parental and family risk factors, psychological risk factors

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology.

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems (INF10003)

    About this unit

    Introduction to Business Information Systems aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the unit aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.

    Content

    • Organisations in the digital economy
    • Information Systems: their evolution to current role and purpose in business & society
    • Strategic review of purposes of commercial business, organisational requirements for Information Systems
    • Data and information management in the digital economy; Ethical, legal and security issues; Databases, and their importance to contemporary business
    • Business processes: evolution and support of IS
    • E-Commerce Networks and commercial internet applications
    • IS to support business transactions & processes; Transaction processing systems, supply chain management, customer relationship management; enterprise systems
    • IS to support managerial decision making, business intelligence, decision support, and knowledge management; the nature of IS management
    • Information Systems requirements analysis; Information systems acquisition, development, and implementation

    This unit is found in:

  • Introduction to Media Studies (MDA10001)

    Unit code: MDA10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to textual analysis and cultural and social theories that include semiotics, language, narrative, discourse, and ideology by considering the way information is represented in the mass media. This enables students to acquire an understanding of media’s significant contribution to the formation of social and cultural attitudes. Students will also be introduced to some of the issues surrounding media ownership and production in Australia.

    Content

    • What are media?
    • Media texts
    • Audiences and representation
    • Representing the refugees
    • The public sphere and the Fourth Estate
    • Ideology: reporting war and terrorism
    • Television and reality
    • Media industries
    • Media spectacles
    • Celebrating culture
    • Post modernity
    • Convergence

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.

  • Global Media Industries (MDA10008)

    Unit code: MDA10008
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    Global Media Industries will compare worldwide trends in the design, marketing, and regulation of media products and services in sectors such as entertainment, telecommunications, journalism, and communication for development. Case studies of leading brands and innovative start-ups demonstrate how media organisations manage multinational operations and adapt content to local markets. Students will refine their skills in intercultural communication and explore how interest groups use media to influence public opinion on culturally sensitive issues such as immigration, religion, and terrorism. The unit aims to increase students’ employability in domestic, foreign, and international job markets by learning from the communication practices of diverse stakeholders in global media environments.

    Content

    • Governance, industry, and theoretical frameworks for conceptualising global media and communication
    • Analysis of various media industries, global trends, and local contexts
    • Case studies of media organisations and issues of global public communication

    This unit can be found in

  • Business of Media (MDA20001)

    About this unit

    Business of Media explores the diversity of business models that operate behind both traditional and emerging forms of media. Through a series of case studies, the unit explores the strengths and weaknesses of various models, contextualised within an analytical framework that focuses on key drivers of media evolution such as globalisation, digitalisation, mobilisation, and personalisation.

    Content

    • Media economics
    • Business models for media.
    • Understanding the audience
    • Ownership and the politics of media control
    • Challenges and opportunities in Social Media
    • Disruptive Innovation
    • Trends in media personalisation

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.

  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKT10007)

    About this unit

    At the conclusion of this unit of study, the successful student will have acquired an understanding of key Marketing concepts and their application to modern business. This understanding of Marketing will also aid in the understanding of other disciplines in the Bachelor of Business/Commerce as well as providing a strong philosophical foundation for the vocational study of Marketing. In addition, students will have started the journey towards graduation and as such, this unit of study aims to provide students with opportunities to develop graduate attributes. This unit of study provides students with a series of learning opportunities designed to explore basic business and Marketing concepts from a variety of viewpoints including theoretical and applied perspectives.

    Content

    • An overview of marketing
    • Marketing ethics
    • The marketing environment
    • Buyer behaviour
    • Marketing information and research
    • Segmentation, targeting and positioning
    • Branding
    • Goods and services
    • Marketing channels and logistics decisions
    • Integrated marketing communications
    • Pricing

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Australian Politics (POL10001)

    About this unit

    This unit of study aims to provide a critical and analytical introduction to the Australian political system in an international context and the challenges it faces from globalisation, oppositional social movements and growing discontent among voters.

    Content

    Students will acquire a body of knowledge about the system of government in Australia in an international context. This will include the basic organising principles of the system, the institutions that express those principles and the processes by which voters elect representatives to transfer the people’s will into responsible government.

    As students move through the unit, it will be apparent that the organising principles of the system do not always deliver their intended outcomes. By examining some contemporary political issues such as citizenship and republicanism, industrial relations, the role of political parties in expressing voters’ aspirations and the electoral system’s ability to deliver workable parliamentary repesentation, the unit will test the effectiveness of those principles and assess in general terms how the system is working. It also explores the reasons many citizens have turned away from institutional politics and engaged in political activism through social movements and other organisations in civil society.

    The unit will offer a broad, long-term perspective against which students can analyse and interpret not just current policy issues, but the effectiveness of the whole system.

    This unit is found in the following courses:

    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

  • Psychology 100 (PSY10003)

    Unit code: PSY10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    Psychology 100 and Psychology 101 are designed to introduce students to the content and method of psychology.

    Content

    • Topics include:
    • Psychology as a science
    • Ethics in research
    • Biological foundations of behaviour
    • Sensation
    • Perception
    • Consciousness
    • Learning
    • Memory
    • Language

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Psychology 101 (PSY10004)

    Unit code: PSY10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    Psychology 101 and Psychology 100 are designed to introduce students to a wide variety of introductory content areas that form the building blocks of psychology that are developed further in more advanced units.

    Content

    This unit concentrates on intelligence, motivation and emotion. Other topics covered include personality, sexuality, stress and coping and psychopathology. Students are also introduced to social and developmental psychology.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Applied Social Psychology (PSY30014)

    The aim of this unit is to introduce students to basic principles, concepts, theories and research in social psychology, and to explore how this knowledge can be applied in real-world contexts such as the law, health, sports, the environment, education, and work.

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

    • Describe methods used in social psychology for the development of basic and applied knowledge
    • Explain how social psychology theories apply to social issues and contexts
    • Apply social psychological knowledge critically to real world problems
    • Analyse social problems with the use of concepts and theories from social psychology
    • Identify cultural and cross-cultural differences in the understanding of social issues

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Planning for Career Success (CAR10001)

    Unit code: CAR10001
    Duration: 6 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: 10 to 16 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit of study aims to equip students with the skills, capabilities and experiences which will maximise their potential to secure employment and progress in their careers. It provides students with essential career development, planning skills and knowledge by concentrating on ’employability’ in the context of the world of work.

    The design of this unit is focused on the development of capability to gain employment and progress careers by providing opportunities for students to critically reflect on skills and strengths and market themselves effectively online, in a resume and at job interviews.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Reflect upon, analyse and communicate personal skills, attributes, strengths and values in a job readiness and career progression context.
    • Analyse and summarise required skills and opportunities for employment in a chosen industry.
    • Identify and demonstrate employability skills for job readiness and career progression.
    • Develop and prepare a discipline-specific career path plan.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of career theory, planning and management, and relevant industry and labour-market trends.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication

  • Learning and Communicating Online (COM10003)

    Unit code: COM10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will introduce fundamentals of communication and learning in an online environment. Students will gain increased capability in a range of skills such as online written communication, collaboration in individual and group work, and critiquing and analysing a variety of information sources. Students will be encouraged to draw on their own understanding and experience while contributing and sharing ideas with peers.

    Content

    • Social media and communication technologies
    • Models of online communication
    • Current and evolving learning theories
    • Identifying and evaluating sources of knowledge
    • Critical analysis skills
    • Referencing and attributing sources
    • Creating and publishing in the online environment
    • Strategies for reflecting on your own and others work

    This unit is found in:

    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    • Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Criminology.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Behavioural Studies.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and International Relations.
    • Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism.
    • Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary).
  • Professional Communication Practice (COM10007)

    Unit code: COM10007
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce the vital role communication plays in professional life. In covering ideas and skills fundamental to professional communication success, it aims to build not only competence but also your confidence in functioning as an ethical communicator able to use a range of techniques to achieve desired outcomes.

    Content

    The following topics are covered in this unit:

    • Basic Research Techniques
    • Information Acquisition and Organisation
    • Resource Evaluation
    • Academic Writing Skills
    • Theories of Communication
    • Writing for a Corporate Audience
    • Writing for the Digital Age
    • Intercultural Communications
    • Effective Presentation Techniques

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Public Relations.
    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Advertising.

  • Learning and Communicating for Innovative Business Practice (COM10011:)

    Unit code: COM10011
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit has originated from a desire to give students an inspirational and engaging educational experience at the commencement of their business degrees. Infused with real world examples, the unit aims to develop an understanding of innovation practices and confidence and capability in communicating online within professional and academic settings. The unit focuses on innovation, communication, self-awareness and professional identity and the creation of a personal development plan.

    Content

    • Build confidence and capability in communicating online
    • Develop a strong passion for business and innovation
    • Develop the ability to be original, creative and forward thinking
    • Establish and propagate their own brand and identity, and
    • Demonstrate increasing self-awareness

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting.

  • Criminology: Theory and Practice (CRI10001)

    Unit code: CRI10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This subject provides students with an overview of the discipline of criminology through a presentation of both the major theoretical models as well as the application of these models to a variety of criminal justice settings. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth of the field of criminology as well as an appreciation of the importance of theoretical models when developing research and programming within the criminal justice system.

    Content

    • Theoretical perspectives in criminology (including biological, psychological, sociological)
    • Defining and measuring crime
    • Australian criminal justice system
    • Research methods in criminology
    • Violent crimes
    • Property crimes
    • Crimes against the person
    • Enterprise crimes (white-collar, cyber-crime)
    • Organised crime
    • Public order crime

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology.

  • 20th Century Design (DDD10001)

    Unit code: DDD10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit investigates the historical development of 20th century design as a creative, cultural and professional practice, exploring key designers, innovations and movements. Students learn how design has been historically practiced and how this informs today’s designers who utilise modern technology, materials and production techniques.

    Content

    Topics to be discussed may include:

    • Modernism/post-modernism/contemporary design
    • Design as political and social action
    • Design, technology, progress and change
    • Design principles, theories and significant figures
    • Design, ideas and cultural production
      Internationalism/Regionalism/Globalism.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Design with a Major in Communication Design.

  • Economic Principles (ECO10004:)

    Unit code: ECO10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with business and government policy applications. At the conclusion of the subject, students will understand important micro and macroeconomic concepts and how they improve decision making in business and government.

    Content

    • Economic concepts of opportunity cost and comparative advantage
    • Market behaviour
    • Market failure
    • Macroeconomic indicators
    • Business cycle and economic growth
    • Government stabilisation policy

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management.

  • Understanding Language and Literacy (EDU10002)

    Unit code: EDU10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to help students understand the meaning of literacy and multiliteracy and introduces them to theories of literacy development and learning. Students will consider how the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing experiences develop and will begin to relate them to the teaching of such skills.

    Content

    • What is literacy?
    • What is multi-literacy?
    • Theories of literacy
    • Theories of language development: behaviourist, nativist, interactionist , cultural-historical
    • How language and literacy develop
    • Culture, language and oral traditions
    • Components of language: phonology, semantics, grammar, morphology, pragmatics
    • Multi-lingualism
    • Contemporary research into literacy development
    • Technology, multimedia and literacies
    • Working with families to support language development

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • The World of Maths (EDU10003)

    Unit code: EDU10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to familiarise students with mathematics in an educational context and beyond. Students will understand the difference between ‘mathematics’ and numeracy, and the implications of this on teaching and learning. Students will be introduced to the wonders that mathematics present in our everyday lives, and how these can be utilised in educational contexts. This unit will also briefly look at how children develop mathematical thinking. Students will consider what mathematics is and how it is learnt.

    About this unit

    • Mathematics vs numeracy
    • Mathematics vs numeracy in learning environments (are we preparing children with adequate numeracy skills?)
    • The Golden Ratio, Tessellations, Spirographs, Oragami
    • Thinking mathematically
    • National Curriculum content
    • Relation to maths in the world
    • Theory of children’s development related to maths
    • Maths as a real world subject
    • Overcoming maths anxiety
    • Becoming engaged and enthusiastic about mathematics and numeracy
    • Problem solving skills related to numeracy
    • The Origins of number and base 10 counting system
    • Numeracy, Mathematics and ICTs
    • Contemporary research into teaching and learning mathematics

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning (EDU10004)

    Unit code: EDU10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to theories of learning and teaching. Students will be introduced to what is meant by ‘learning’ and to the major contemporary theories of learning and how these relate to teaching processes. In addition, students will be challenged to reflect upon their own belief system and how this relates to different contemporary approaches to learning and its potential impact on teaching.

    Content

    • Complexities of learning
    • What is a learning theory?
    • Where do theories come from and how are they used?
    • Benefits and limitations of learning theories
    • Application of learning theories to practice
    • World views and their impact on practice
    • Behavioral perspectives
    • Cognitive perspectives
    • Constructivist/Socio-cultural perspectives
    • Post structural perspectives
    • Contemporary theories from different perspectives
    • Teaching and learning processes/pedagogy
    • Learning and teaching with Virtual Learning Environments
    • Overview of how research is used in education
    • Qualitative and quantitative methods

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Indigenous Education and Perspectives (EDU10005)

    Unit code: EDU10005
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit focuses on contemporary and historical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identity, languages, histories, status, challenges, contributions and perspectives. Their impact on Australian society in general will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to the implications for teaching not only Indigenous children but all children. The roles of early childhood professionals in bringing about reconciliation in a post-apology Australia are explored. This knowledge and understanding contributes to graduates’ cultural competence and promotes culturally inclusive teaching practices based on sensitive and informed relationships. Understanding the history and experience of Australia’s first people is essential in understanding the Australian community and its systems, including education. Students examine educational outcomes for all children, including Indigenous children.

    Content

    • History and culture of Australia’s first nation Aboriginal people
    • The positioning of Indigenous and traditional education systems within the nation state
    • The impact of colonisation and issues related to the retaining and maintaining Indigenous and traditional knowledge through education
    • The role of international organisations in protecting, preserving and maintaining Indigenous and traditional education systems
    • Current and past contributions of Indigenous people
    • Contemporary contexts for Indigenous people
    • Reconciliation and its implications for teachers
    • Anti-Bias Curriculum
    • Contemporary research into cross-curriculum dimension of Indigenous perspetives
    • Integrating authentic Indigenous studies in the curriculum
    • Indigenous perspectives and pedagogy in and Implications for teaching not only Indigenous children but all children.
    • Information Technology and Indigenous people
    • Roles of teachers in supporting reconciliation in a post-apology Australia

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century (EDU10006)

    Unit code: EDU10006
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    In this teaching and learning unit students explore a range of contemporary perspectives and contexts that impact education and the work of educators. The role of the teacher in an era of rapid change and emerging technologies is considered and the evolving function of education in society. Students are encouraged to articulate their own vision of education appropriate for the 21st century.

    Content

    • What is 21st century learning?
    • What does it mean and how and why is it different.
    • Personalised learning and the autonomous learner
    • Teachers building learning around the needs of children, rather than learners conforming to the system
    • New views of equity, diversity and inclusivity: Diversity needs to be recognised as strength and be actively fostered to encompass everyone’s variations, differences, cultures and backgrounds.
    • Curriculum that uses deep knowledge: curriculum in early childhood and primary education that is designed to create knowledge rather than acquiring it through a content transmission approach.
    • Rethinking learners and teachers roles
    • Moving beyond seeing learning in terms of being student-centered or teacher-driven and instead to think about how learners and teachers would work together in a knowledge-building, learning environment.
    • A culture of lifelong learning
    • Twenty-first century educational thinking requires teachers (as well as students) to see themselves as lifelong learners, able to adapt to changing educational circumstances and changing groups and needs of students.
    • Future oriented education, leadership and innovation: skilled leaders; expert teachers; collaborations; advocates for change; shared exemplary practice; holistic approach; culture of continuous learning and innovation; new technologies; Developing a vision.
    • The role of new technologies: how technologies that have transformed our jobs, our homes, and our lives, can also transform our schools. Multiliteracies.
    • Technology in practice: key trends and emerging technologies that can be used in teaching and learning
    • Global perspectives and social change: globalisation and a dynamically changing global world – the impact on education.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).

  • Academic Skills for Success (EDU10024)

    Unit code: EDU10024
    Duration: 8 weeks of content studied over a 12 week teaching period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit will equip students with necessary study skills to enable them to excel in their studies. It is aimed at students who have entered their course based on work experience or have not studied recently.This unit is designed to teach students academic skills such as research, essay writing, understanding the nature of academic argument, and critical thinking and written communication.

    Unit learning outcomes

    • Engage with and develop content knowledge related to the unit theme Contemporary issues in Australian family life.
    • Draw on this content to develop key academic skills necessary for success in university study, including: managing time, identifying learning goals, planning and researching assignments, academic reading skills, documenting of sources.
    • Understand the nature of an academic argument and critical thinking in university study, including the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of different textual resources.
    • Identify the characteristics of effective written communication in academic contexts, and apply this knowledge to the preparation of a range of written assignments
    • Reflect on and self-evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s personal academic performance, including identification of strategies for future development.

    This unit can be studied as an elective with any bachelor degree.

    • Business
    • Psychology
    • Education
    • Social Science
    • Design
    • Media and Communication
  • Media Content Creation (JOU10007)

    About this unit

    This unit introduces students to digital non-fiction story development skills for professional media purposes and social media dissemination across a range of platforms. We will demonstrate how to create and edit non-fiction stories for media-related industries through the capturing of audio, video and photographic material. You will establish and develop an online portfolio and learn how to establish a related professional social media identity in order to promote their work.

    Content

    • Apply key audio and video concepts essential to media content creation
    • Utilise both mobile device and industry standard software and equipment to create non-fiction media content
    • Demonstrate the role of sound and vision in telling non-fiction stories through various media and communications platforms
    • Implement audio, video and photographic output for publication
    • Create an online portfolio and professional social media identity to highlight and promote creative output.
  • Introduction to Business Law (LAW10004)

    Unit code: LAW10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit introduces students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Consumer Protection,
    Intellectual property, Business entities, Business ownership and Employment issues.

    Content

    Foundations: Introducing the law; Understanding the Australian legal system and studying law
    Legal consequences: Causing harm – Torts (effects of negligence); Making deals – Formation of Contracts; Dealing with consumers – Australian Consumer Law; Protecting Intellectual property
    Business ownership: Choosing a business entity (sole trader, partnership or corporation); Business ownership and employment

  • Screen Studies: Movies, Television, and Ourselves (MDA10003)

    Unit code: MDA10003
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to the major concepts and key debates in screen studies and provide students with the critical tools necessary to analyse a screen text. Students will develop an understanding of the histories and structures of screen industries with a particular emphasis on cinema and television. This unit will also facilitate greater student awareness of the relationship between screen texts, genre and society.

    Content

    • Form and Style
    • Medium Specificity
    • Defining Genre
    • Genre and context
    • Animation
    • The Film Industry
    • The Television Industry
    • Screen Performers
    • Screen Authors
    • National Screen Cultures
    • Screen in the Digital Age
    • Realism and the Screen

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a major in Media Studies.

  • Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology (MDA10006)

    Unit code: MDA10006
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit examines the relationship between science, technology and culture with a particular emphasis on communications technology. Furthermore, it draws on key theoretical paradigms such as the Actor Network Theory, the Political Economy, and Linguistic models to interrogate and further Marshall McLuhan’s contention that, “We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us”. This unit also provides students with the historical context and critical perspective essential for further study and a more rounded learning experience.

    Content

    • What is the relationship between media, science and technology?
    • Why is technological progress synonymous with a better life?
    • What part did science and technology play in the emergence of key epochs?
    • What are the tensions between Western Science and indigenous values?
    • How are science and technology depicted in the media?
    • What is the relationship between science, technology and objective reality?
    • What was the impact of broadcast media on culture?
    • What do portrayals of science and technology in fiction suggest about society?
    • What happens when Old and New Media collide?
    • Has the web achieved an ideal Public Sphere?
    • What impact have Digital Technologies had on society?
    • How can we use the past to predict future shifts in Science, Technology and Culture?

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Media and Communication with a Major in Media Studies.

  • Introduction to Management (MGT10001)

    Unit code: MGT10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of management and its importance in enabling organisations to be effective within a diverse globalised environment. Students will learn to describe the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across an organisation; understand the application of some basic management principles in an increasingly global business environment; understand the importance of behaving in a professional and ethical manner; and prepare academic reports and essays including case studies using the appropriate format.

    Content

    Topics covered include introduction to:

    • The challenge of management including the diversity of skills required
    • The historical theories and views on management
    • The nature of the external and internal environments including culture
    • Social responsibility and ethics in management
    • Planning and creative decision-making, including developing strategies
    • Organising, leading and managing individuals and groups, including motivation
    • Communication, including professional report writing

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Accounting, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Business Administration, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Business With a Major in Management and Bachelor of Business With a Major in Marketing.

  • International Politics (POL10002)

    Unit code: POL10002
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    After completing this unit of study, students will have developed an understanding of the major institutions, events and issues in international politics; how political scientists analyse and explain international politics, and the major concepts and theories used in the study of international politics.

    Content

    The unit of study provides students with an overview of the development of world politics. It introduces analytical approaches to the subject and explores a broad range of contemporary issues. It deals with the politics of nation states, and the traditional diplomacy and security issues based on them. The unit of study also deals with the emerging structures of the global political economy and international organisations, and their impact on nation-states. While global in scope, the unit of study highlights many issues relevant to the conduct of Australian foreign affairs and trade policy.

    This unit is found in the following courses:

    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

  • Psychology 101 (PSY10004)

    Unit code: PSY10004
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    Psychology 101 and Psychology 100 are designed to introduce students to a wide variety of introductory content areas that form the building blocks of psychology that are developed further in more advanced units.

    Content

    This unit concentrates on intelligence, motivation and emotion. Other topics covered include personality, sexuality, stress and coping and psychopathology. Students are also introduced to social and developmental psychology.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood (PSY20008:)

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the psychological issues related to infancy and early childhood, including prenatal development, social development, cognitive development, and brain development. The unit will also focus on the psychology of parenting and explore cultural issues related to early human development.

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
    1. Explain how an understanding of infancy is of key importance to our understanding of the overall human condition.
    2. Evaluate and integrate multiple sources of information to develop practical and conceptual understanding of issues relating to social, cognitive, and brain development in infants and young children.
    3. Describe the impact of cultural and global issues on key psychological constructs, ethics and values relating to early human development.
    4. Discuss the implications of existing and emerging technologies for psychological research and practice relating to early human development.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies.

  • Sociological Foundations (SOC10004:)

    About this unit

    This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to the foundations of the discipline of sociology. Successful completion of this unit will prepare students to undertake study in the discipline at more advanced levels through their understanding of the sociological imagination and central sociological theories as applied to a range of current events and issues.

    Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
    1. Apply a sociological perspective to the social world around them
    2. Identify and differentiate between the major theoretical perspectives employed by sociologists
    3. Define and use a range of key sociological concepts to appraise the ways in which social processes and social structures shape individuals and groups in contemporary society
    4. Discuss and critique published work and communicate this through informed written argument
    5. Undertake successful library-based research
    6. Identify and utilise the referencing style required by this discipline

    This unit is found in the following courses:
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Criminology
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and Counter Terrorism
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations
    – Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Behavioural Studies

  • Introduction to Sports Business Management (SPO10001)

    Unit code: SPO10001
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit aims to introduce students to commoditisation of sport and help students understand the intersection between commercial, political and social benefits to sport. The unit provides a general background to the history of sport in Australia and the evolving role it plays in Australian society.

    Content

    This unit is designed to introduce students to the varying aspects of government and corporate involvement in sport. It determines the relationship between corporate groups, sports organisations and government bodies to examine the potential for growth within these sectors. The unit focuses on recreational and professional agencies responsible for the organisation and delivery of sport throughout Australia and examines in detail their roles, functions and opportunities.

    This unit is found in Bachelor of Business With a Major in Sports Management.

  • Foundations of Statistics (STA70006)

    Unit code: STA70006
    Duration: 1 Teaching Period
    Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

    About this unit

    This unit provides students with the necessary skills to carry out independent statistical investigation and an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of the results of such investigations. Students are expected to summarise data, identify research questions, determine and identify appropriate research designs, analyse the data using the statistical package SPSS for Windows and interpret the results in a report writing format.

    Content

    • Critical thinking in statistics
    • Reporting information about a single variable
    • The theory behind significance testing
    • Research design
    • Inferential Statistics – reporting on the relationship between pairs of variables (t-tests, Pearson’s correlation and the chi-square statistic)

    This unit is found in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

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