Prepare to join the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and learn foundational English skills that are directly relevant to working with the ADF. Improve your reading and writing skills that will set you up for success in your future studies or career.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Read and respond to routine workplace information
Write routine workplace texts
Examine routine literary and non-literary texts
Write routine literary texts
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A strong pathway to pursue a range of learning and career opportunities
Confidence to apply for the Australian Defence Force test
The English skills needed as a new recruit to the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
Credit toward a Certificate II in Further Study Skills
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you. They may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) profile so that you can be placed into the right class and so that you can access appropriate support if needed.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A desire to pursue further study or vocational training
A desire to join the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy, Air Force and the Reserves)
The need for formal English study skills at Year 10 equivalent level that meet the Defence Force Recruiting expectations
Visited the Australian Defence Force Recruiting to discuss your potential for entering the Defence Forces
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: entry level trade roles in the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy, Air Force and the Reserves), Australian Defence Force recruit, pursuing further study or vocational training beyond Year 10
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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