This unit is designed to support students as they transition into tertiary studies at an Australian university. It is designed to extend the language and communication skills of students who have English as a second or additional language, and to provide instruction and support in developing the cultural awareness and proficiency required for effective communication. The unit covers the communication skills and learning strategies required to study in the Australian context and in specialty areas such as Health Sciences, Information Systems, Business, or the Humanities. You will learn to identify different academic language styles and features used in oral and written communication, and be introduced to critical thinking and time management skills. There will also be a focus on learning how to work in an organised team.