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Studying at university can be challenging. You have to do more than just attend class to be a successful student.

Academic success

The Library and Learning Services team

Learning Services will work together with you so you gain the vital skills required for achieving academic success. We can help with:

  1. Information skills
    How to find and use the best information for your assessments
  2. Academic skills
    Improving your writing, planning and study skills
  3. Technology skills
    Showing you how to use learning technology efficiently

These services are available online, via email, or face to face. Make an appointment with a member of your Library and Learning Services team here!

Self-service help


Live chat

Live chat with your helpful library staff, or submit a question after-hours

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Assessment tips

Guess what  the three most common mistakes people make when submitting an assessment are?

  1. Using the wrong resources – don’t make the same mistake
  2. Not analysing the assessment brief – understand what you need to do
  3. Incorrect referencing – learn to reference correctly and avoid plagiarism

Academic skills and learning support at Fitzroy

Academic Skills

The academic expectations at the tertiary level differ from secondary education in many ways. One of them is the writing style. in higher education, students are expected to use Academic Writing, which is the style of writing that researchers and scholars use to convey complex concepts and ideas. To give you a head start, the Learning Services team has designed some specialized workshops that are beneficial for your learning journey with Think Education and Torrens University.

To register for the workshop/s, or any other enquiries, please email

Academic Skills Workshops

Library Training Room, Building 35




Tuesday 11 June

10 am-11 am

Learning How to Learn

Wednesday  12 June

10 am-11 am

Leveraging on preferred Learning Styles to ace the subject & Memorization Techniques

Thursday 13 June

2.30 pm- 3.30pm

Understanding and unpacking Assessment Briefs

Monday 17 June

3 pm-4 pm

Critical Reading (How to read journal articles)

Tuesday 18 June

9.00am -10.00am

APA 6th Edition Referencing

Wednesday 19 June

10 am-11 am

Academic Writing : Basic

Thursday 20 June

10 am-11 am

Academic Writing: Essay, Report, Case Study

Thursday 20 June

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Reflective and Journal  Writing

Monday 24 June

10 am-11 am

Academic Writing: Paraphrasing & Summarising

Tuesday 25 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Prepping for online tests and exam

Wednesday 26 June

10 am-11 am

Journal Article Review (Helpful for BHS107A Research and Evidence based Practice students)

Monday 1 July

10 am-11 am

Preparing digital Power Point Slides/ videos ( Helpful for Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 students) 

Tuesday 2 July

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Paragraph Structure:  Coherence and cohesion

Wednesday 3 July

10 am -11 am

Prepping for online tests and exam ( Repeat)

Thursday 4 July


APA 6th Edition Referencing ( Repeat)

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

PASS is a free program that offers structured and fun group learning sessions for some of the courses that students find to be more challenging. The weekly one hour study sessions begin in Week 2 and run all trimester. The sessions are facilitated by students who have previously achieved excellent results in the course and who have completed a nationally accredited training program.

Check the PASS page for the trimester schedule.

Science Success

Are you enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology 1 or Bioscience this trimester?
Never studied a science subject before?
Has it been ages since you studied science?

Then Science Success is just what you need. Science Success is a learning module designed for new students entering a higher education degree at SSNT and will get you started with Science and Maths basics required in your course of study.

New and current students are welcome to attend.

Science Success on-campus

Check the current trimester schedule and register at Getting Oriented.

Science Success on Blackboard

Science Success handouts can be found on Blackboard by clicking on the Student Resources tab. You will find the Science Success link under Academic Resources (the middle column).

What will I learn?

Maths & Chemistry workshop

Maths: At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Transpose an equation
  • Perform some common unit conversions
  • Calculate a percentage of a given quantity
  • Write numbers in index notation

Chemistry: At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Distinguish between elements & compounds
  • Understand the properties of the three states of matter & changes in state
  • Identify chemical symbols on the periodic table
  • Identify metals, metalloids & non-metals on the periodic table
  • Understand the structure of the atom
Human Biology & Medical Terminology workshop

Human Biology: At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of homeostasis.
  • List the eleven body systems and the organs that make up each system.
  • Explain the structure of the human cell

Medical Terminology: At the end of this session you should be able to:

  • name & identify components of medical words
  • split medical words into their components
  • build medical words using word components

Self-directed learning options

Your Learning Portal has several helpful classes to support your learning success.

  • O-Orientation - learn key terms, support services, how to set up a study space, and more (lots more). Plus, you'll get to meet other students just like you.
  • Essential Learning Skills- this class is not graded and is a useful introduction to online learning and the academic skills.
  • Learning with Technology- will help you learn how to navigate Blackboard. You can find the link on your Blackboard homepage under the 'My Organisations' heading.
  • Academic skills on Blackboard- self-paced tutorials

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Contact your campus Library and Learning Support team


Conversation Cafe


Bring a cuppa and let’s have a chat. For everyone who likes to mingle, network and build up your confidence in speaking English with your peers.

Venue: Outside Meeting Room 1, Level 1, Building 25



Friday 14 June


Monday 24 June


Tuesday 9 July


Wednesday 24 July

1.00-1.30 pm

Thursday 8 August


Friday 23 August