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Offering Info

Certificate I in Fundamental English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • National Course Code: 10588NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10588NAT-01V01-21SGR-128

Location – St George

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6 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:

  • Your USI (or ID such as Medicare card/Driver's licence to help you create one from www.usi.gov.au). Proof of Australian PR or Citizen status for S&S course subsidy (entitlement fee); otherwise full commercial fee will be charged.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To achieve competency in all assessment events in each of the units speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.

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
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10:00am to 12:30pm St George Campus, Building D, Level Ground, Room DG.04
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm St George Campus, Building D, Level Ground, Room DG.04
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm St George Campus, Building D, Level Ground, Room DG.04

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time evening, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including homework, assignment preparation; applying skills in place of work, communicating socially or in the workplace; all activities that reinforce the English skills learnt in supervised activities.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This course is for learners whose language background is other than English and who need to obtain English language proficiency of Level 1 on the ISLPR scale, ACSF Level 2 or IELTS 3. It is suited to learners who need a pathway to access employment, training and community participation.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Timetabled Learner Support of at least 2 hours per week throughout the course.

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 Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 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

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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