Course Outline

IND110 Indonesian A

Course Coordinator:Levi Durbidge ( School:School of Creative Industries

2020Semester 1

UniSC Sunshine Coast

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?


This introductory course in Indonesian language equips beginner students with a basic social proficiency. Insightful aspects of Indonesian life and culture pervade the course. In learning about Indonesian language and culture, students also discover much about their own language, and reflect on and compare their own cultural forms and norms, traditions and changes. This course also readies students wanting to visit Indonesia, and will help enhance their experiences whilst they are there.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Lecture 1hr Not applicable Not Yet Determined
Tutorial/Workshop 1 3hrs Not applicable Not Yet Determined

What level is this course?

100 Level (Introductory)

Engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at foundational level, broad application of knowledge and skills in familiar contexts and with support. Limited or no prerequisites. Normally, associated with the first full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Comprehend, personalise and interact with contextually situated Indonesian discourses to improve language learning and intercultural understanding. Empowered
2 Communicate in Indonesian to convey and exchange meanings. Empowered
3 Apply oral, written and socio-cultural conventions (such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, pronunciation, address terms, language registers) to communication in Indonesian. Knowledgeable

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.


Not applicable


Not applicable



Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

In week 2 of this course a draft copy of your assessment will be peer reviewed in your tutorial. From week one, students will also be able to gauge their progress by completing weekly online formative (unassessed) quizzes on grammar, key vocabulary and sentence structures using content based on the five themes studied.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Portfolio Individual 30%
600 words in total
Throughout teaching period (refer to Format) Online Submission
All 2 Oral Individual 35%
10 minutes
Week 12 In Class
All 3 Examination - not Centrally Scheduled Individual 35%
2 hours
Week 13 In Class
All - Assessment Task 1:Indonesian Language Portfolio
Develop competency in foundational vocabulary for everyday communication, and the basics of the Indonesian grammatical system for active production in written communication
Product: Portfolio
Five short written compositions; one for each of the five fortnightly themes submitted at the end of each theme. Students select from and manipulate the vocabulary, grammar, sentence patterns, language functions and expressions learnt so far to express information and ideas meaningful to them and relevant to the theme studied. Content from the language portfolio can contribute to assessment task 2.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Personalisation and interaction with contextualised discourses.
Communication in Indonesian.
Written and socio-cultural communication conventions.
Assessment criteria are mapped to the course learning outcomes.
1 2 3
All - Assessment Task 2:Oral presentation in Indonesian
Integrate and personalise the vocabulary, grammar and other knowledge of Indonesian language to communicate fluently to an audience.
Product: Oral
10-minute presentation including a spoken presentation, individual monologue (five minutes) or dialogue in pairs (seven minutes), on three or more of the five themes studied, followed by a brief question and answer session based on the presentation. The text/audio-visual product supporting the presentation is submitted for formative feedback (unassessed). The oral presentation can build on material developed in assessment task 1. Students will also develop through formative peer assessment their oral presentation topic and delivery skills prior to the presentation.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Personalisation and interaction with themes studied.
Communication in Indonesian.
Oral and socio-cultural communication conventions.
All - Assessment Task 3:Written examination
Apply Indonesian language and socio-cultural conventions to five socially useful themes to develop language proficiency.
Product: Examination - not Centrally Scheduled
At the end of the semester you participate in an examination. The challenge is to develop in your mind and access at will a network of Indonesian language knowledge within the five themes studied. The examination confirms how well you have assimilated and can use vocabulary, grammar, many standard sentences and cultural knowledge based on the five themes. The exam consists of: reading comprehension, guided composition, multiple-choice grammar exercise and fill in the blanks. Completing weekly online formative (unassessed) quizzes on grammar, key vocabulary and sentence structures using content based on the five themes studied assists you prepare for this exam.
No. Learning Outcome assessed
Comprehension and application of course topics.
Communication in Indonesian to convey meaning.
Written communication conventions.

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

There are no required/recommended resources for this course.

Specific requirements


How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.


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