Assumptions are necessary to help us make sense of our world; however, sometimes they can get in the way of rational decision-making. Critical, strategic thinking helps us challenge our assumptions, evaluate the facts objectively and find the right solutions.
Critical Thinking for Success is an online program that will help you develop or refine your critical thinking to improve your problem-solving skills and leverage your ability to provide innovative solutions.
In this professional development course, you will learn why it’s important to seek out other people’s perspectives, how debating can result in logical conclusions, and how to use persuasion techniques.
You will also discover how to analyse and weigh data and information, use tools to help you conclude findings and create an action plan for putting conclusions into practice when solving problems.
On completion of this course, you will be able to confidently and efficiently challenge assumptions, diagnose problems and identify solutions that can assist with resolving conflict.
Unit 1 - Confronting your assumptions
Why assumptions matter
Defining and challenging our assumptions
Using lines of questioning
Different types of assumptions
Avoiding faulty assumptions
Seeking perspectives of others
Challenging assumptions appropriately
Unit 2 - Investigating arguments
Reaching logical conclusions
Identify and judge arguments
Types of logical fallacy
Preparing for an argument
Choosing the best argument to support a conclusion
Making effective arguments
Unit 3 - Reaching sound conclusions
Drawing conclusions with confidence
Critical thinking activities
Reaching a sound conclusion
Double checking conclusions
The value of visualising data
Visual tools used to draw conclusions
Essential elements of an action plan
How to draw sound conclusions
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 10 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.