Academic Skills Support

Skills Sessions 

CTC offers its students ongoing assistance with academic writing skills:
  • Academic Skills sessions – free to all students. 
    Topics include: library orientation; CTC style guide; ARK learning management system; avoiding plagiarism.
    Semester One: Monday 25 February, 2:00am – 5:00pm.
    Semester Two: Tuesday 6 August, 6.00pm – 9.00pm (repeat session). 
  • The Semester One unit Academic Writing, Critical Thinking and Logic has two components. The Academic Writing component assists students to develop basic skills in academic writing, reading, note-taking and essay planning and writing. The Critical Thinking and Logic component is quite separate and information on this is available on the relevant unit page. To benefit from both components, students are encouraged to enrol in the full unit, either for credit or via audit (no assessment). Alternatively, students can avail themselves of just the Academic Writing component to attend all the following sessions for $100:

Revised Schedule

Tuesday 26 February2.00pm – 4.00pm (2 hours)
Tuesday 5 March2.00pm – 3.00pm (1 hour)
Tuesday 12 March2.00pm – 5.00pm (3 hours)Tackling the Essay Question
The Art of Essay Planning
Parts of the Essay:
Introduction, Body, Conclusion
Tuesday 19 March2.00pm – 4.00pm (2 hours)How do I Reference/Footnote?
What's with Editing?
Tuesday 26 March2.00pm – 4.00pm (2 hours)How do I Compile my Bibliography?
Assignment Organisation
Examination Preparation
Further details available from the Learning Support Coordinator.


  • An academic tutor is available to assist in developing student academic skills with regard to writing assignments and correctly acknowledging sources. Students wishing to improve their writing skills, or developing their argument to clear conclusions can also benefit from working with the academic tutor.
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors are available to students who need assistance with specialist study skills within their various units.
  • A research tutor is available for Higher Degree Research Students.

More details can be obtained from the Learning Support Coordinator.

Further Information


Mr Jude Caspersz, Learning Support Coordinator