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Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • National Course Code: 10588NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10588NAT-01V01-21HNB-201

Location – Hornsby

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

10 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages will teach you English language essentials. Gain confidence in your speaking, reading, writing and listening skills as you communicate in everyday English with friends, family and your community.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Speak to a variety of people
  • Listen for information
  • Read different documents
  • Write for everyday purposes

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Confidently read, write, and speak English
  • Gain information from service providers
  • Communicate with people in your community
  • Broaden your employment opportunities

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate I level
  • A pathway to continue your studies and increase your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Further TAFE study

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate II in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course will help you with:

  • Practising your English speaking, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Improving your English grammar and vocabulary skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • An English language level equivalent to approx. ISLPR 1-. You will be required to undergo a diagnostic English language assessment to find out if this is the right course for you. Please contact 131 601 to make an appointment for your assessment.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To pass all units of competency.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Monday, 21 June 2021 9:30am - 2:30pm Please contact esolhornsby@tafensw.edu.au to make an appointment for the information session. Room F111 Hornsby Campus
Wednesday, 21 June 2021 9:30am - 2:30pm Please contact esolhornsby@tafensw.edu.au to make an appointment for the information session. Room F111 Hornsby Campus
Monday 12 July 2021 9:30am - 2:30pm Please contact esolhornsby@tafensw.edu.au to make an appointment for the information session. Room F111 Hornsby Campus
Wednesday 14 July 2021 9:30am - 2:30pm Please contact esolhornsby@tafensw.edu.au to make an appointment for the information session. Room F111 Hornsby Campus

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part-Time Day, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 23.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation, self-directed study, topic revision, online learning activities and practising the English you are learning in the community or workplace.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Have English as an Additional Language (EAL) including migrants and refugees from Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Learners are recent beginners in English and may not have the language levels to participate in their local community nor gain and maintain employment where English is the workplace language.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Optional ESOL Drop-in Support sessions after class; small group in-class support sessions as necessary.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
FELESL101 Develop fundamental English language speaking competence for everyday purposes
FELESL102 Develop fundamental English language listening competence for everyday purposes
FELESL103 Develop fundamental English language reading competence for everyday purposes
FELESL104 Develop fundamental English language writing competence for everyday purposes
Elective Units
Number Title
FELESL105 Develop fundamental English grammar skills for everyday usage

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Hornsby
205 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby
Phone 131 601

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