Academic Skills Unit (ASU) for Higher Education Students

The Academic Skills Unit (ASU) provides local higher education students with academic skills support through tutoring in workshops and one-on-one mentoring. The program is integrated with subject studies and aims to assist you with transition into higher education and to improve your academic performance. In collaboration with Degree Course Leaders and subject teachers, the ASU arranges for specialist teachers to mentor students within and/or in addition to class time. Feedback and advice is tailored to your individual needs. The academic skills for undergraduate programs are focused on developing your key skills in:

  • Academic Culture

  • Active Listening and Note Taking

  • Learning and Assessment in Higher Education

  • Academic Writing Skills

  • Academic Communication

  • Discipline Language      

  • Critical Reading and Analysis

  • Reviewing and Summarising

  • Presentations

  • Exams

If you would like to access academic skills support, please speak to your teacher or contact the Degree Course Leader of your program, or email

If you are an international student and require support for language and learning-related issues please contact Tim School at International student services on 9286 9150 or

Last modified: Friday, 11 November 2016, 11:57 AM