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Academic Support - How this can help you!


Academic Support - How this can help you!

Posted by Jan-Marie Driml

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning offers an academic support service as an additional support resource for students studying the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

As the Trainer Assessor – Academic Support, I staff the academic support line weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.  You can contact me on 1800 617 455 or via email to goodstart@goodstart.edu.au for assistance with the learning and assessment tasks within your Certificate III and Diploma qualification.

Drawing on my extensive experience in, and knowledge of early childhood I’ll guide you through the assessment requirements and assist you in applying your learning to complete the assessment tasks.

Remember to note the following when calling or emailing for academic support:

  • The course you are enrolled in
  • The module and/or unit of competency you require assistance with
  • The assessment tasks and/or activities. This may include
    • Question number
    • Project task
    • Whether you’re working on a summative assessment or an activity

Tips to assist when completing assessment tasks

  • Review the Learning Guide which is available in MyPortal.  The Learning Guide contains all the relevant information you will need to answer and complete you assessment questions and tasks.  Think of the Learning Guide as your textbook for that module/unit.
  • Access the Supporting Resources available to you.  These include:
    • Publications, Documents, readings
    • Policies and procedures, checklists, and templates
    • External websites and videos, etc.
    • The Student Guide (on the Institute website)
  • Ensure you read the referencing guide and plagiarism policy.  Recently an article “Handy Hints: Avoiding Plagiarism” was published and emailed to all students which detailed the importance of correctly referencing source materials within assessments.  I encourage you to re-read this information as well as the reference information within the Student Guide to ensure you don’t have a suspected case of plagiarism within your assessment.

So if you have any questions or assessment task you need clarification on, or just want to check that you’re on the ‘right track’, you can contact me for Academic Support on 1800 617 455 or email goodstart@goodstart.edu.au.

Speak with you soon!

Jan-Marie Driml
Trainer Assessor – Academic Support

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