Academic Support – Fremantle and Broome

The Academic Enabling and Support Centre (AESC) is one of the many networks dedicated to helping Notre Dame students achieve the best possible outcomes.

Notre Dame is dedicated to providing students with academic opportunities to accelerate learning and enable each student to achieve their goals and aspirations. The AESC offers new and current students, on the Fremantle and Broome Campuses, a range of programs to assist in succeeding in their studies.

We provide a range of study support in the following areas:

  1. Enabling programs
  2. General academic support
  3. Disability support
  4. Outreach
  5. Research

Please contact your local AESC Coordinator to find out about the programs that can help you. Visit this page for details of the AESC programs available on the Sydney Campus.

Also check out “Delicious” bookmarks for links to topics students regularly request help with. Our friendly Disability Support Officer is also here to guide and help you, should you need any assistance. The Centre also runs the Tertiary Pathway Program to assist students in transitioning to undergraduate studies.

Academic support programs

  • Success Now lunchtime workshops

    This free service for success runs during lunchtimes from Wednesday to Friday for the first half of each semester and deal with topics such as time management, exam prep and essay writing!

    • Achieve your best at university! Attend these free workshops and develop your reading, writing, research and referencing skills.
    • Success Now! Lunchtime workshops are presented by staff from across the University
      • Exam preparation strategies - 15 May 12.30 - 1.30pm - ND11/101
  • Success Now primer courses

    The Success Now Primer courses are fantastic low cost courses aimed at getting you ready for Uni. These courses are put on at a fraction of the cost of any other providers and take place before semester starts so you can be as prepared as possible when starting your studies or, simply for students wanting to improve in particular areas.

    Before each semester begins, the AESC offers a range of primer courses.  If you are a new student, you are strongly encouraged to come along to these courses to prepare for University study.  Current students wanting to improve in particular areas are also encouraged to enrol in the primer courses.

    Primer courses include:  Uni Success 101, Success for Mature Age Students, Success with IT, Success with Human Biology, Success with Mathematics, and Success for Certificate IV Students.

  • One2One

    One2One is a free service available to Notre Dame students on both the Fremantle and Broome Campuses. Students referred by Academic Staff can receive a free, 30 minute appointment with an experienced Learning Advisor to work on academic issues.

    Common concerns include time management, academic writing, managing the reading load, exam preparation, understanding academic integrity, numeracy and human biology.

    Our Learning Advisor can meet with Broome students remotely using phone or Skype.

  • Academic integrity program

    The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. Fundamental to this commitment is the upholding of academic integrity which is underpinned by the values of honesty, fairness, respect and responsibility.

    The University has implemented a range of strategies to support and enhance student academic integrity.

    Academic Integrity Basics, Part 1 of AIM, introduces students to the basics of ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct at Notre Dame:

    • 1.1 Understanding academic integrity
    • 1.2 Practise ethical scholarship
    • 1.3 Respect intellectual property

    In addition to the Policy: Student Academic Integrity, there is the Code of Conduct for Students, Unit Outlines, Marking Guides (for example, rubrics), Text-Matching Software, Library Services, the Academic Enabling and Support Centre, and this Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

    If you are identified as having an inadequate understanding of academic integrity (through breaches of academic integrity in your assignments) you might be referred to the AESC to complete the self-paced Academic Integrity Workbook. This takes approximately 8 hours.

Enabling programs

  • AESC programs

    ENAB0010 Communication Skills
    Pre-requisite – ENAB0100 Learning for University
    This course examines the culture and expectations of higher education and promotes effective communication skills for a variety of learning environments.  The course develops knowledge of English (structure, form and function) and the application of grammar, punctuation and sentence construction.  Students also develop effective communication skills and the knowledge, skills and processes of information technology used for academic purposes.

    ENAB0020 Essential Mathematics
    This course is designed to develop students' ability to interpret and solve mathematical problems using a variety of mental and written techniques. Students will develop their understanding and skills with whole and decimal number theory and mathematical problem solving strategies. This will include calculating with whole and fractional numbers, algebra, geometry, statistics and graphing. The understandings and skills developed in this course will allow students to interpret a given mathematical problem, select and apply an appropriate strategy or formula and use rounding, estimation and number sense to judge the reasonableness of their solution. Problems that may be encountered in, or are relevant to, students' daily lives or workplaces are emphasised. When applying skills, focus is placed on selecting the most efficient and appropriate strategy available, including the use of computers and calculators. Students will learn correct terminology and standard notation for recording mathematical processes. Students will work individually and in groups to complete exercises in each of the content areas.

    ENAB0030 Research Skills and Information Literacy
    Pre-requisite: ENAB0100 Learning for University
    This course provides foundational information literacy and academic research skills required for academic success in undergraduate education. The course also promotes effective academic study by exposure to core information literacy concepts, the use of academic information resources in a variety of formats and effective academic research skills.

    ENAB0040 Academic Writing
    Pre-requisites: ENAB0100 Learning for University
    This course develops the ability to write effectively for a range of academic purposes. An emphasis is placed on learning to incorporate research material into a range of academic texts by paraphrasing, quoting, summarising and applying correct referencing protocols. The course will also develop technical writing skills for a range of academic purposes.

    ENAB0080 Foundations of Human Biology
    This course aims to familiarise students who wish to enter into a health-related discipline to the form and function of the human body. Students will examine the topics of cells and metabolism, body systems, and regulation and control. A broad understanding of the content will be developed alongside improved skills in note-taking and applicable mathematics. 
    Students will utilise this opportunity to reflect upon their vocational aim to enter the health profession, as well as familiarise themselves with key terminology required for their chosen undergraduate course of study.

    ENAB0090 Foundation Mathematics for Pre-Service Teachers
    This course is designed to prepare students for the undergraduate mathematics teaching courses of study. This course will require students to improve their basic mathematics skills, while also introducing them to theoretical underpinnings of mathematics learning and teaching. As part of their study, students will also be expected to become familiar with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics standards.

    ENAB0100 Learning for University
    This course is designed to orient students to university education as well as to satisfy the requirements of the Tertiary Pathway Program. The course develops independent learning and the skills required for success in higher education. The course promotes effective study techniques, organisational skills, and strategies for effective listening, reading and critical thinking for university purposes.

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