|Award title||Professional Certificate in Introductory Academic Program|
|Year & campus||2022 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||6 months part-time|
The Professional Certificate in Introductory Academic Program is designed for students holding an Australia Award Scholarship who are commencing their studies in Australia. The Certificate has two primary aims. One is to support students as they transition to living and studying in Melbourne and to assist them in gaining familiarity with Australian life and culture. The other is to orient students to Australian academic culture and enhance their ability to meet the demands of their studies, particularly through building their capacity to examine critically, synthesise, and evaluate knowledge. The Certificate comprises one subject, Introductory Academic Program, which is offered in intense mode before each semester during the year.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must:
- Have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent.
- Be an Australian Award recipient.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF127). For the purposes of considering requests for reasonable adjustments, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the overview, attributes, outcomes and skills of this entry. Further details about how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Professional Certificate in Introductory Academic Program should:
- gain familiarity with Australian life and culture;
- acquire an understanding of Australian academic culture;
- build on their existing knowledge to gain additional expertise in academic writing and research skills; and
- extend their academic skills in critical thinking and analysis, including critically evaluating academic research and scholarship.
- have an understanding of social and cultural diversity;
- have the capacity to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge;
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies; and
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, and communication.
The Professional Certificate will enable graduates to achieve the following University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes:
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
Leaders in communities:
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- engage in meaningful public discourse
- mentor future generations of learners
Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
Active global citizens:
- accept social and civic responsibilities
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics
Duration: 2 months
- 1 compulsory subject (25 points)
Total 25 points
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|ARTS90006||Introductory Academic Program||
February (Dual-Delivery - Parkville)
June (Dual-Delivery - Parkville)
Last updated: 28 February 2023