Foundation English Language Skills Certificate II course

 
Qualification:
Certificate II   NRT
Course no:
10749
National Code:
10079NAT
Start date:
2014 semester 2

Enrol at

 –   Petersham College
 –   Randwick College
 –   St George College
 –   Ultimo College
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  • Foundation English Language Skills course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for adults from language backgrounds other than English who have limited English. You will learn how to listen, speak, read and write in English. This will help you participate in the Australian community, progress in your job or do further study.

    Before you enrol in this course you need to have an interview. The interview will help to make sure this is the right course for you, in terms of your current English language skills and your future goals.

    English courses usually enrol on a semester basis and the actual duration (length of course) is determined by the English level at which you start.

    Course replaced

    6544 - ESOL

    Green Skills

    Green Skills modules may be available as part of this course. Please check directly with the college.

    Course outcomes and careers


    Career opportunities

    Students who successfully complete this course will have developed the English language skills to help them access further vocational education, employment or greater participation in the English-speaking community.

    You may find it useful to explore the My Future website at http://www.myfuture.edu.au

    Educational pathways

    When you successfully complete this course, you may be eligible to enrol in the Certificate II in Routine English Language Skills.

    Selection Method

    In order to be considered for admission to this course you must attend an English Assessment. You will do a written test, an interview and get further course information at this time. Places are limited, completion of entry test does not guarantee you a place in this program. If too many students wish to be tested on the advertised date you maybe asked to return on a later date for testing.

    Subjects and electives


    Course structure and Student Assessment Guide

    For more information on the course structure, including the core modules and electives, and to obtain a copy of the Student Assessment Guide, please go to the website http://www.tafensw.edu.au or call 1300 360 601

    Modules/Units

    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    Semester 1
    BSBITU102ADevelop keyboard skills 30
    NSWTESL202AListen and respond to simple English texts 40
    NSWTESL203ARead and respond to simple English texts 40
    NSWTTCH201BRead and respond to text in digital and online contexts20
    Semester 2
    NSWTESL201AUse English to participate in simple spoken exchanges40
    NSWTESL204AUse English to write simple texts 40
    NSWTRDG104BApply basic critical literacy skills 40
    NSWTSUS203BInvestigate community action to contribute to sustainability20

    Entry requirements


    Minimum entry requirements

    There are no formal educational requirements. The qualification is designed for people who have minimum English language proficiency of 1 on the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) scale, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 3 or equivalent.

    Selection criteria

    . Permanent residents and some temporary residents have priority of entry.
    . Other temporary residents have to pay a tuition fee. You must bring your passport to enrolment.

    Credit for previous study or experience


    Credit

    If you already have experience, skills and/or knowledge relevant to this course, you may be able to apply for credit. Credit is also called ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ or just ‘RPL’.

    It’s worth finding out about credit because it can reduce or fast-track your study time and depending on your individual circumstances, it may even save you some money.

    For further information, please contact the Sydney Institute Information Centre on 1300 360 601 or visit http://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rpl/index.htm

    Fees and costs


    Cost

    Additional Cost:
    $40 per semester full time course related charge at Petersham, Randwick, St George and Ultimo
    $30 per semester part time day course related charge at Randwick and Ultimo
    $30 per semester part time evening course related charge at St George and Ultimo

    Fee notes

    From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government will be introducing changes to how students access government subsidised training in NSW.

    These changes are part of the Smart and Skilled reforms of the NSW vocational educational and training system and affect all new and continuing students.

    It covers all qualification levels Certificate II to Advanced Diploma, Selected Foundation Skills courses at Certificate I and II levels, all apprenticeships and selected traineeships.
    Smart and Skilled will impact students in several ways:
    • Student fee structure will change from annual fees
    • Some students will still be eligible for government subsidies determined by eligibility
    • Students will be able to get loans for subsidised diplomas and higher qualifications under VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP

    Currently in 2014 when you enrol in a government-subsidised TAFE NSW course you will be required to pay the 'TAFE NSW fee' for the duration of that course in 2014, unless you qualify for a fee exemption or fee concession.

    The TAFE NSW fee is based on the qualification level.
    Other fee arrangements apply for commercial courses (fee for service), international students and temporary visa holders.

    If you are not a resident of NSW or working within NSW, fees may vary.

    Temporary visa holders must read all the information available at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/enrol/guide/visa_holder.htm and you must bring your passport and proof of visa sub class, to the college before you enrol.

    Applications for Exemption/Concession fee
    Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are exempt from paying the TAFE NSW fee.

    Students who live and work in NSW and who receive a disability support pension and students with a disability (clients of a Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability) are exempt from paying the TAFE NSW fee for one TAFE NSW course enrolment per year and are eligible for the concession fee for each subsequent course enrolment in that year.

    To complete your enrolment, you will need to fill-in the 2014 TAFE NSW Fee Exemption or Concession application form and go to your chosen college or ring 1300 360 601.

    Payment:
    If your course runs for more than one semester in the same calendar year, you may have the option to pay your TAFE NSW fee in two equal instalments for that year. However you must make the first payment when you enrol.

    If your course takes more than one year to complete, you must pay the relevant TAFE NSW fee for each subsequent years/semesters in which you re-enrol.

    You may pay your TAFE NSW fee and any course related charges by EFTPOS, Visa Card, MasterCard, BPay, at Australia Post, or by cheque or money order payable to TAFE NSW.

    TAFE NSW does not accept cash.

    Your enrolment is not complete until you have paid your TAFE NSW fee. Once you have done this, you will be entitled to receive an active TAFEcard, attend class, access library resources, sit for examinations, receive educational a

    Enrol at any location

    Petersham College

    Full Time, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 15 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am to 1.00pm

     

    Full Time, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 15 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Thursday 9.00am to 1.00pm
    Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm

     

    Randwick College

    Full Time, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 15 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 9.30am to 1.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm
    Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm

     

    Part Time Day, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 9 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

     

    St George College

    Full Time, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 15 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Tuesday 9.00am to 2.30pm
    Thursday 9.00am to 2.30pm
    Friday 9.00am to 2.30pm

     

    Part Time Evening, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 6 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Tuesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm
    Thursday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

     

    Ultimo College

    Full Time, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 15 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    OR
    Monday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
    Tuesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
    Wednesday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
    Thursday 1.30pm to 4.30pm
    Friday 1.30pm to 4.30pm

     

    Part Time Day, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 9 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

     

    Part Time Evening, 1 Semester (18 weeks), 6 Hours per week
    Indicative Timetable:
    Monday 6.00pm to 9.00pm
    Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

     


    Contact details

    Sydney Institute Information Centre
    Ground Floor, Marcus Clark (Building W)
    827 - 839 George Street, Haymarket NSW 2007
    Phone: 1300 360 601 or
    To make an enquiry, go to http://sydneytafe.edu.au/contact-find-us

    Petersham College (West St Campus)
    Languages Phone: 9335-2737
    Customer Service Phone: 9335 2500

    Randwick College
    Languages Phone: 9469 8553 or
    Course Information Phone: 9469 8540

    St George College
    Course Information Phone: 9598 6305

    Disclaimer

    At TAFE NSW Sydney Institute we run courses subject to demand. This information was correct at time of publication and is subject to change at any time without notice.

    For more information on studying at Sydney Institute, including language, numeracy and literacy assistance; student support services; study options and policies relating to assessment, fees and refunds, complaints and student discipline, visit your nearest campus or see the Sydney TAFE website. http://sydneytafe.edu.au

    The information on this brochures is provided for Australian students and Australian Permanent Residents. If you are an international student contact the International Student Centre on +61 2 8289 4777.

     

     

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