Student services - Skillmax and EFE

Skillmax and English for Employment (EFE)

Helping skilled migrants access employment opportunities

Skillmax assists skilled migrants with overseas qualifications to seek employment in their area of professional expertise. The programme is free to eligible participants, and is designed to provide participants with a greater understanding of the current labour market, as well as the skills to develop strategies that make the most of employment opportunities in Australia.

Aiming to prepare skilled overseas professionals to enter the Australian workforce, the course content covers essential areas such as:

  • knowledge of Australian workplace culture 
  • career planning and skills analysis
  • job seeking skills and self-marketing techniques
  • résumé and cover letter writing, tailored to the Australian market 
  • addressing selection criteria for public sector positions
  • participating in interviews, face to face and via the telephone
  • networking techniques.

Skillmax is an intensive fast-track course, comprised of 15 hours of classroom tuition per week, delivered over the course of five weeks. 

English for Employment (EFE) is a slower-paced course, comprised of 15 hours of classroom tuition per week, typically delivered over the course of ten weeks. EFE provides additional support to improve workplace communication in areas such as report writing and presentations. 

Both courses also include an additional five-hour workshop, and students are also expected to complete 12 hours of self-directed learning activities, each week.

Courses will be offered online at a number of TAFE NSW locations throughout Sydney starting July 2020. Please contact us to discuss your preferred location.

Download Skillmax Flyer

Download English for Employment Flyer

Course outcomes

In addition to becoming comprehensively prepared to enter the Australian job market, participants will receive a TAFE statement in Skillmax.

For further information, see attached flyer or contact us by emailing on skillmax@tafensw.edu.au

Testimonials - Skillmax

Testimonials

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Junaid Khan

Junaid Khan

The Skillmax course at TAFE NSW will help anyone new to the job seeking market, gain knowledge on Australian-specific requirements and processes.
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Wang Rui Yi

Wang Rui Yi

Skillmax is very useful for the job seeker, with so much professional information, experiences, and skills you can’t get from other places.

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Seun Ayoola

Seun Ayoola

The course has a well-established curriculum of five weeks - enough to cover all aspects, like being aware of the local culture, nuances, perspective, and requirements.

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Sahil Bhasin

Sahil Bhasin

The course has a well-established curriculum of five weeks - enough to cover all aspects, like being aware of the local culture, nuances, perspective, and requirements.

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Kamal Ghouchanian

Kamal Ghouchanian

Skillmax was really helpful for me, because it covered all the stuff related to the job market in Australia. I personally enjoyed the part related to simulating the HR interview. It helped me to ga

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Kanikaa Kapoor

Kanikaa Kapoor

I found this course informative, well-planned, well-structured, easy to understand, and most of all - relevant for people who are seeking jobs and are quite new to the Australian job market.

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Avinash Gurram

Humayun Mustafa

The Skillmax course was structured and designed to fulfil all the requirements a newcomer like me needs to adapt to the challenging Australian Job market.

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Avinash Gurram

Avinash Gurram

The teaching methods of Skillmax are very engaging and interactive. The content of the course is useful for every newly arrived migrant in understanding Australian job market, and every topic has i

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