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 at a number of TAFE NSW locations throughout Sydney between January and June 2020. Please contact us to discuss your preferred location.

Download Skillmax Flyer (PDF)

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