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Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10364NAT

This course is an intermediate course for people who have developed a survival level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English. The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL). It is primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop English language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop intermediate skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - comprehending and participating in casual spoken exchanges - comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges - participating in interviews - comprehending and conducting presentations - comprehending and participating in discussions - composing formal correspondence - completing formatted texts - comprehending and composing narrative texts - comprehending and composing information texts - comprehending and composing discussions and expositions - comprehending and composing jobseeking texts - comprehending news stories and advertisements - comprehending and composing visual texts - comprehending and giving complex instructions - language for jobseeking - comprehending and performing multi-step mathematical operations - applying and interpreting mathematical information.

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10363NAT

This course is a post-beginner course for people who have developed a basic level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and who have had some formal or informal exposure to English. The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language (EAL) language and literacy education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop post-beginner skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges - comprehending spoken and written information and instructions - comprehending and participating in telephone exchanges - participating in interviews - completing formatted texts - comprehending and composing story texts - comprehending and composing informal texts - comprehending and composing opinion texts - comprehending and composing jobseeking texts - comprehending news texts - comprehending visual texts - comprehending and performing multiplication and division with whole numbers - comprehending and using fractions and decimals.

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10361NAT

This course is a foundation course for people who have no or limited formal schooling, no literacy skills in English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language. The course is a component of the Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) general education English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. Learning outcomes in this course include: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - decoding and writing words and simple sentences - recognising and writing the alphabet - recognising and writing simple numbers - understanding time and money - giving personal information - participating in simple conversational exchanges.

Certificate III in English for Further Study

Course code: 10592NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency of Level 2+ on the ISLPR scale. - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 2+, IELTS 5 or CEFR B1+ on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation. - English language entry requirement to TAFE NSW courses requiring IELTS 5 at entry.

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Course code: 10362NAT

This is a beginner course for people who have just started learning English language and literacy and who have had minimal exposure to English. The course provides general language education primarily for newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in a range of community contexts. The Certificate also includes elective numeracy modules for EAL learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills and not just become familiar with the English of mathematics. Students will develop basic skills in: - learning strategies to study in formal learning environments - giving personal information - comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges - comprehending spoken and written information and instructions - comprehending and leaving telephone messages - comprehending, telling and composing personal recounts - comprehending and composing informal texts.

Diploma of Interpreting (Cantonese-English)

Course code: PSP50916

This qualification covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall. In a general setting the context is usually broad and routine, the content or complexity of the situation can usually be predicted and planned for. There are typically two or a few participants, to whom the interpreter has physical and visual access. The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism. As well as interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions. The interpreting takes place where miscommunication or the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed through consultation and preparation, and where there are opportunities for error correction. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Additional qualification advice Where a SITXLAN unit is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English of chosen SITXLAN unit) e.g. Diploma of Interpreting (Cantonese-English). Where PSPTIS044 is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English). Additionally, the following wording may be added: This qualification was assessed in (language). Where SITXLAN3128 is chosen from Group A, the resultant testamur must be titled: Diploma of Interpreting (Australian Indigenous languages-English). Additionally, the following wording may be added: This qualification was assessed in (language).

Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

Course code: 10226NAT

The course is intended to provide adults from a non-English speaking background with the English language skills and the socio-cultural knowledge needed to enhance their access to, and successful participation in, study at post-Year 12 level. Successful completion of this course will enhance access to and participation in study at post-Year 12 level by the development of academic literacy and by the development of proficiency in English which is described at Level 3+ on the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) scale. The ISLPR scale refers to this level as Basic 'Vocational' Proficiency Plus. The competencies will enable a person from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) with this qualification to: - apply their knowledge of English to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios - apply their knowledge of western academic traditions to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios - take responsibility for their own progress with minimal support. Successful completion of this course provides proof of proficiency in English to be considered for a place at many Australian universities.

Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages

Course code: 10589NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency at Level 1+ on the ISLPR scale - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring ISLPR 1+, IELTS 4 or CEFR A2+ on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation.

Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English - Employment

Course code: 10366NAT

This course is an advanced course for people who have developed some competence in English and literacy skills and who have had a fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English. The course provides a general education curriculum framework for English as an additional language(EAL) language and literacy education primarily for overseas trained migrants and refugees who need to develop higher level language skills to obtain and maintain employment in their fields of training and expertise. It focuses specifically on the development of spoken language and literacy skills to obtain employment and effectively engage in work. The course comprises: - Five modules and one unit of competency developed specifically for the course - Seven units of competency from the Foundations Skills Training Package - One unit of competency from the Business Services Training Package.

Certificate III in Advanced English for Further Study

Course code: 10593NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency of Level 3 on the ISLPR scale - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 3, IELTS 5.5 or CEFR B2 on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation - English language entry requirement to TAFE NSW courses requiring IELTS 5.5 at entry.

TAFE Plus Statement in English for Travellers and Tourists

Course code: 160-25323V01

This course can be tailored for all levels from beginners to advanced. Classes will focus on effective communication in English with Australian people. Teachers use texts, audio/CD, DVD, local media and internet to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You may have the option of an excursion to a local attraction or place of cultural interest.

Statement of Attainment in Beginner English

Course code: 900-10084V01

Do you need to learn English? Do you want to get a job, or study in Australia? The Statement of Attainment in Beginner English is for people with very limited English. The course will teach you beginner English language skills, to allow you to begin to effectively communicate in English in a wide range of situations. Choose flexible study options to study at a pace you can be comfortable with. As with all English language and ESL courses, we do require you to attend an interview to help us make sure the subject content is right for you. It is important that you contact your local TAFE NSW campus and discuss this course with us before enrolling. This nationally recognised training will give you a good start in work and study, opening up opportunities that are not available without basic English skills.

Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages

Course code: 10588NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency of level 1 on the ISLPR scale - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 1, IELTS 3.5 or CEFR A2 on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation

Certificate II in Routine English for Speakers of Other Languages

Course code: 10590NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes: - English language proficiency of Level 2 on the ISLPR scale. - English language proficiency to undertake qualifications requiring proficiency of ISLPR 2, IELTS 4.5 or CEFR B1 on entry, which provide a pathway to access employment, training and community participation.

Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English

Course code: 900-10591EV01

This short course contains the English units of competency required for general entry to the Australian Defence Forces. Successful completion of 900-10591EV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation English 2017 and 900-10591MV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Maths 2017, satisfies the academic entry requirements for general entry to ADF. Additional completion of 900-10591SV01 Statement of Attainment in Defence Preparation Science 2017 is required for ADF trades entry.

Statement of Attainment in Academic Foundation Skills

Course code: 357-R6048V01

This course in Academic Foundation Skills will help you to: Write essays Conduct research Improve your critical thinking skills This course is delivered online so you can study when and where it suits you

TAFE Plus Statement in Basic Barista Skills

Course code: 164-27463V01

The Basic Barista Skills course is designed to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare and serve coffee using an espresso machine in a variety of hospitality settings. This is non accredited training. Students will learn to prepare the work area, advise customers, prepare and serve coffee and maintain the espresso machine. This course is designed for entry level training for coffee makers and others who are seeking work in a coffee service area. This is an ideal 'stepping stone' course to further students' knowledge about the industry. The hospitality industry offers a vast and exciting range of career opportunities at all levels.

Statement of Attainment in Barista Skills

Course code: 162-R1213V01

Learn how to make the perfect espresso coffee with this intensive 6 day course. You will learn the how to select and grind the coffee beans, extracting the perfect espresso and the skill of texturing milk. Cleaning and maintaining the espresso machine is also included.

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Course code: MSL30116

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of laboratory operations across all industry sectors and is the entry level required for laboratory personnel across all industry sectors. Employment outcomes targeted by this qualification include laboratory technicians, instrument operators and similar personnel. Laboratory technicians perform straightforward laboratory work. They follow set procedures and recipes, and apply well developed technical skills and basic scientific knowledge. They generally work inside a laboratory but may also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants. They may also perform a range of laboratory maintenance and office tasks. The majority of their work involves a predictable flow of parallel or similar tasks within one scientific discipline. Laboratory technicians: perform straightforward technical tasks to prepare and test samples using relevant procedures, Australian Standards and readily available advice. These tasks generally require close attention to detail and to the accuracy and precision of measurements. They may require the use of manual or semi-automated techniques - operate test equipment and instruments and make limited adjustments to their controls - process and record data and recognise trends and out of control conditions - solve predictable problems using clear information or known solutions. Where alternatives exist, they are limited and apparent - work under close and regular supervision, although they may have autonomy for specific tasks and responsibility for their own outputs - take decisions within defined limits of responsibility - work as part of a team. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Leadership skills

Course code: 166-52595V01

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be an effective manager and leader. It applies to managers and supervisors who use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams. Key areas covered include: the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace. presenting and negotiating persuasively, leading and participating in meetings and making presentations to customers, clients and others how to create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice. continuous improvement systems and processes with particular emphasis on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

TAFE Statement in XERO basic

Course code: 166-52024V01

This one day workshop has been designed for people who want to know how to use the basic features in XERO. In this workshop you will learn how to create a sales invoice and purchase order, enter source documents - cheques and receipts, do bank reconciliation's and generate reports.

Certificate II in Study Skills

Course code: 10580NAT

This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge: - reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) units at an introductory level to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as Engineering, Electro-technology, Building and Construction, Manufacturing and Automotive industries - mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships

TAFE Statement in Basic Welding

Course code: 165-600040V01

This course is designed specifically for beginners with no previous experience. It covers the fundamentals of welding, heating and cutting ferrous metals, including: - general safety - basic welding, heating and thermal cutting using oxy acetylene equipment - manual metal arc welding - gas metal arc welding. The program provides the opportunity for people to develop basic skills for their own private use or to enhance employability in any of the trace or maintenance areas. For occupational health and safety reasons participants are required to wear one-piece cotton drill overalls or cotton drill trousers and a long sleeve shirt, with fully enclosed leather shoes or boots (steel capped preferred).

Statement of Attainment in Presentation Skills

Course code: 357-R7096V01

Develop skills and confidence in designing and writing business presentations.

TAFE Statement in Digital Skills

Course code: TDP-N4000V01

This course is for people who are looking to progress their digital capability. The course covers the key aspects of digital proficiency, creation and presentation for basic digital function. Includes: customising your computer, connecting physical devices, searching the Web, using your computer efficiently and working safely to protect your computer.

TAFE Plus Statement in Ceramics Foundation - Basic Skills and Techniques

Course code: 158-29515V01

In this course, you will learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Explore basic wheelforming, design, mouldmaking and handforming skills. In developing ideas for project work, you will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can unlock your creativity with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may be eligible to articulate into 10417 Ceramics Diploma.

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Business Skills

Course code: 900-80243V01

This course is designed to provide skills and knowledge in using business equipment, safe workplace and customer service skills.

Certificate II in Further Study Skills

Course code: 10591NAT

This course is for people who wish to further their education or training and require the following skills and knowledge: - reading, writing, numeracy, digital literacy, and humanities for continued engagement in further education - Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) units to successfully undertake vocational qualifications such as engineering, electro-technology, building and construction, manufacturing and automotive industries - mathematics and science to prepare for employment in trades or traineeships - English, mathematics and science for general and trade level entry to the Australian Defence Forces

Statement of Attainment in Legal Administration Skills

Course code: 357-R7095V02

This course is designed to provide skills and knowledge in fundamentals of the legal administration industry.

Course in Foundation Skills for Learner Drivers

Course code: 10227NAT

This course is designed for people who require: - literacy, numeracy and digital technology skills development to pass the NSW Driver Knowledge Test - support and confidence to participate further in formal education. On successful completion of this course, the learner should be able to pass the NSW Driver Knowledge Test.

TAFE Statement in Foundation Skills Support

Course code: 158-70001V01

This course is for students to access the learning centre and resources for foundation skills.

Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

Course code: FSK10213

This qualification is designed for individuals who need skills to prepare for a vocational pathway qualification or further foundation skills development. This qualification is suitable for individuals who require: - A prevocational pathway to employment and vocational training - Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 2 - Entry level digital technology and employability skills - Education, training and employment goals.

Statement of Attainment in Cafe Service Skills

Course code: 162-R1208V01

This course will provide you with all the basic skills and knowledge required to work in a caf or coffee shop. You will learn to make a variety of coffees, non-alcoholic beverages and serve tables.

Statement of Attainment in Foundation Skills Support

Course code: 564-13000V02

This course is for students requiring foundation skills to achieve vocational competency in an industry training package qualification.

Certificate IV in Enterprise and Career Skills

Course code: 10587NAT

This course is intended to provide participants with the following outcomes: - enterprise and employability skills and knowledge to enhance workplace performance and career opportunities in current and future workplaces - ability to analyse options for own career development and training needs - communication skills to work effectively in a diverse modern technological environment - preparation for the Occupational English Test (OET) exam when the set of OET preparation units are selected - preparation for academic study.

Statement of Attainment in Essential Skills for Auditors

Course code: 900-80123V02

Auditing is a growth industry. An audit can not only reduce the risk of business failure but also equips businesses with an understanding of how to develop management practices that enable them to grasp opportunities while mitigating risk. Because of this, auditing skills are in high demand; they are essential for continued business growth and prosperity in the marketplace. If you want to learn the basics of auditing and acquire some valuable skills, then this is a great course to undertake. In this short practical course you will learn how to initiate, participate and lead a quality audit and how to write a report on the audit process. You will also be achieving the following units of competence: 1. BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit 2. BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit 3. BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit 4. BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit On successful completion of this course you can then proceed to the BSB51615 Diploma Quality Auditing.

Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Leadership skills

Course code: 166-52594V01

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be an effective manager and leader. It applies to managers and supervisors who use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams. Key areas covered include: the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace. communicating effectively as a workplace leader, including understanding the context, choosing methods of communication to suit the audience, and following up. Being a member of an innovative team including how to play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. Implementing the organisation s continuous improvement systems and processes and using systems and strategies to actively encourage the team to participate.

Statement of Attainment in Advanced Hairdressing Skills

Course code: 158-52007V03

In this skill set you will learn new creative cutting techniques and innovative colour techniques to complement your design skills.

Statement of Attainment in Essential Skills for Auditors

Course code: 900-80123V01

Auditing is a growth industry. An audit can not only reduce the risk of business failure but also equip businesses with an understanding of how to develop management practices that enable them to grasp opportunities while mitigating risk. Because of this, auditing skills are in high demand; they are essential for continued business growth and prosperity in the marketplace. If you want to learn the basics of auditing and acquire some valuable skills, then this is a great course to undertake. In this short practical course you will learn how to initiate, participate and lead a quality audit and how to write a report on the audit process. You will also be achieving the following units of competence: 1. BSBAUD501 Initiate a quality audit 2. BSBAUD504 Report on a quality audit 3. BSBAUD503 Lead a quality audit 4. BSBAUD402 Participate in a quality audit On successful completion of this course you can then proceed to the BSB51615 Diploma Quality Auditing.

Statement of Attainment in Hair Colouring Skills

Course code: 160-17302V01

This course includes fundamental and advanced hair colouring techniques

TAFE PLUS Statement in Skills for Learning

Course code: 160-32211V01

This course is designed to provide training under the Community Services Obligation for Government-subsidised disadvantaged students in order to improve their educational outcomes. The training provided is customised to the specific needs of the learner and may be any of the following: Personalised Learning Support including pre-training support, counselling, mentoring, case management, and individualised or group support for learning engagement and completions. Access to learning resource centres including study facilities and services (such as access to computers with specific software packages and printing services. It is for students who meet the eligibility criteria as specified in the Framework for Community Service Obligation Framework Funding.

Statement of Attainment in Developing Computing Skills

Course code: 357-R7051V01

This short course provides training in underpinning computer skills for spreadsheet and word processing use. Whilst studying this course, learners will be trained in the design and production of text documents and WHS for the workplace.

Statement of Attainment in Allied Health Specialisation Skills 5

Course code: 164-59045V01

Choose to study five Allied Health specialisation skills after completing your Certificate IV in Allied Health.

Statement of Attainment in Cutting Skills Part 2

Course code: 160-17310V01

This course is the second component of the cutting units. It is part 2 of 2 cutting skill set.

Statement of Attainment in Developing Optical Dispensing Skills

Course code: 357-R3040V01

This course is aimed at those non-qualified (optical assistant) staff members to learn and/or improve their on-the-job practical skills and knowledge and gain some formal recognition for this. This will give TAFE Digital highly qualified staff an opportunity to support the workplace by spending the time needed to train these learners. By conducting the functional dispensing learning and training on behalf of the practitioners we can support them by taking on this load, while dispensing more knowledge (and skills) to complement the work done in the workplace. Those who complete this training will also be able to differentiate themselves from other optical assistants by completing this recognised training and achieving a better understanding of and taking more accurate facial measurements and by improved fitting and adjusting of spectacle frames. They will better understand the range of different spectacle lens types and designs available to dispense a range of optical prescriptions.

Statement of Attainment in Executive Assistant Organisational Skills

Course code: 357-R7091V01

This qualification is suited to a range of individuals who use well developed administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative contexts

Statement of Attainment in Adult Numeracy Teaching Practices

Course code: 357-R6047V01

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply effective adult numeracy teaching practices to meet the needs of those participating in numeracy provision in vocational education and training (VET) contexts. The unit addresses the analysis and application of numeracy teaching practices to a minimum of ACSF level 3. It includes the ability to access assistance from mathematics or technical specialists when necessary for applications of numeracy above ACSF level 3. The unit applies to those who deliver adult language, literacy and numeracy skills provision, including: Stand-alone courses, such as are required for the Language Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) Workplace courses, such as the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) program Those delivering in vocational and community-based settings. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Statement of Attainment in Job Seeking skills for Migrants

Course code: 158-70051V01

This course is designed for migrants who want to improve their job seeking skills.

Statement of Attainment in Pierce Ear Skills - New Unit

Course code: 160-32495V01

This course is designed to provide the background theory and practical instruction required by persons wishing to be employed to carry out ear piercing.

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What job opportunities could an english language course lead to?

An English language course can lead to a number of job opportunities, as 67 nations use English as the primary language, with a further 27 holding it as their second official language.

Qualifications in English language will lead to better everyday communication in your community as well as preparing students for further education, employment or citizenship.Whether you’re just starting out with English language, want to gain more qualifications, add to

your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Basic English Language Skills, Spoken and Written English, Foundations for Vocational and Further Study, Tertiary Preparation, English Writing for Work and Advanced English for Further Study.