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Australia in Asia

and the Pacific
TASMANIAN

QUALIFICATIONS

AUTHORITY



AAP315115, TQA Level 3, Size Value = 15

The course document


This document contains the following sections:

The course document 1

rationale 2

aims 2

Learning OUtcomes 2



pathways 4

course size and complexity 4

COURSE DESCRIPTION 4

course requirements 6

CoURSE CONTENT 6

Assessment 16

AWARD REQUIREMENTS 27

COURSE EVALUATION 28

Course developer 28

The TQA acknowledges the significant leadership of Barry Stubbs in the development of this course. 28

EXPECTATIONS DEFINED BY NATIONAL STANDARDS IN CONTENT STATEMENTS DEVELOPED BY ACARA 28

Accreditation 30

Version History 30

APPENDIX A: Nations defined as being in the Asia-Pacific region for the purpose of this course 31







rationale


Australia in Asia and the Pacific course enables learners to study the social, cultural, religious and geographical diversity of the Australia, Asia and Pacific region. Its focus is on building an understanding of the need to become ‘Asia literate’. It is also designed to encourage learners to develop understanding of the importance of Australia’s relationships within the region in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Australia in Asia and the Pacific nurtures learner’s appreciation of, and respect for, diversity. It also gives learners an opportunity to develop understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Themes running through the course topics include geographic and human diversity, relationships and environmental issues.

Learners are introduced to a range of study methodologies that call for informed appraisals based on research that has rigour and integrity, and involves thorough, objective and sensitive investigation of human heritage and beliefs in an authentic learning environment. Disciplines developed within the course contribute to a life long capacity for rational understanding and tolerant viewpoints to be developed in the context of the present day, or in other environments and times.

Learners will apply knowledge, skills and values they acquire to make sound judgements in their role as active and informed citizens in the workplace and within a global society.

aims


This Australia in Asia and the Pacific course aims to develop learners’:

  1. appreciation and respect for social, cultural and geographical diversity of the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region

  2. knowledge and understanding of tourism, historical and geographical features of the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region

  3. application of concepts, including evidence, continuity and change and perspectives of the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region

  4. capacity to be informed global citizens with the skills in analysis, problem solving, planning and organising and communicating ideas about the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region.


Learning OUtcomes


On successful completion of this course, learners will have:

Knowledge of, and understanding about Australia in Asia and the Pacific region. Learners will be able to:

  • describe a range of examples of physical and human geography of the Australia, Asia and Pacific region, and assess the degree of diversity of physical and human geography in the region

  • describe and assess how Australia’s relationship with specific nations in the region has developed and changed in the areas of overseas aid and immigration

  • describe and assess how tourism has had an impact on the environment, culture, society and economy of tourist destinations in the Australia, Asian and Pacific region

  • describe cause and effect of a national crisis on an Asian and a Pacific nation, and assess the effectiveness of responses to the crisis.


Inquiry skills. Learners will be able to:

  • use generalisations - based on knowledge of human and physical geography, tourism, and cause, effect and responses to national crisis in the Australia, Asia and Pacific region, and knowledge of Australia’s changing role in the region - to make logical predictions and reach valid conclusions in real and hypothetical contexts

  • integrate appropriate evidence from a range of sources to arrive at reasoned and supported conclusion on issues concerning the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region

  • apply the principles of academic integrity

  • apply time management, planning and negotiation skills.

Communication skills. Learners will be able to:

  • communicate ideas and information about Australia, Asia and the Pacific region using a range of written formats

  • use appropriate terminology and concepts relevant to Australia, Asia and the Pacific region.


pathways


History and the Environment, TQA 2, provides a pathway to the study of this course.

Successful completion of this course prepares learners for tertiary study in a range of areas including History, Journalism, Environmental Studies and Politics.

course size and complexity


This course has a complexity level of TQA level 3.

At TQA level 3, the learner is expected to acquire a combination of theoretical and/or technical and factual knowledge and skills and use judgement when varying procedures to deal with unusual or unexpected aspects that may arise. Some skills in organising self and others are expected. TQA level 3 is a standard suitable to prepare learners for further study at tertiary level. VET competencies at this level are often those characteristic of an AQF Certificate III.

This course has a size value of 15.
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