English Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Study Skills

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A strong foundation for your future

Are you keen to explore study options for your future? Do you want to train in a supportive, adult learning environment?

If you want a new direction and need to re-learn to study, the foundation skills you learn at Sydney TAFE could be right for you.

You can study a range of English courses to develop your spoken and written English. You can learn fundamental maths to use in the real world, study skills to help you get the most from your course, and presentation and communication skills to give you the confidence to go further.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Left school? Our programs and support services will prepare you for work or further study providing the foundation skills to give you the confidence to go further.
  • Tailored learning Our general education and employability skills courses are made just for you.
  • Time for a change? Whether your goals are work, study or you just need better ways to learn, Sydney TAFE is ready to work with you to achieve your goals.

Study your way… at your pace

Sydney TAFE provides a range of support services, including career guidance, counselling, financial advice and extra tutorial support to allow you to learn skills to take your career further.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses including evening and online options as well as tailored day time programs.

English course brings confidence

Studying English for employment, 44-year-old Taotao Fu says she has learnt lots of practical, helpful skills which will not only benefit her in the work place, but in everyday life as well.

Taotao came to Australia two years ago bringing with her nineteen years of work experience and a university education. She is planning to go on to further study, once she has completed her English course. She says the course suits her needs and the location is convenient.

“Nothing is perfect, including my English, says Taotao. “I just try to use it and will learn little by little, for sure.”

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from basic learning skills, through to preparing for higher education studies, certificate-level courses, and even a range of bachelor degrees at Sydney TAFE.

Some higher level Sydney TAFE courses also offer credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE courses.

Prepare for your new career

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity to kick-start the learning process through a range of courses designed to improve your learning outcomes.

There are study opportunities designed for a range of needs including:

  • training designed for people who have been out of the education system
  • courses for people who left school before gaining any qualifications
  • courses for speakers of languages other than English
  • training in the basics of using computers and surfing the internet
  • women only classes.

Build new career skills

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Further Study, HSC and Higher Education Preparation
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Accounting, Bookkeeping and Finance
  • Metal and Engineering Trades
  • Beauty and Wellness

Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment; myfuture.gov.au

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