Course Start Date
20 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- Fully Subsidised Course
For English beginners, the nationally accredited Preliminary Spoken and Written English course will help you to communicate in social situations. Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing and gain confidence in using English in everyday situations.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through your practical course work, you will learn:
- The English alphabet
- Vocabulary for food, money and time
- Social conversation tips
- Shopping words
- How to write your personal information
- How to read signs in the community
- How to read and write simple texts
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop other personal qualities while completing this course:
- Gain the confidence to use English in social settings
- Improve your communication skills and open up additional career pathways
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- An insight into Australian culture and life in Australia
- A strong base to continue your English language studies
GROW YOUR CAREER
This course will give you basic English language skills and get you ready to learn more with practice.
Employers in Australia usually require their workers to have English language skills. No matter what industry you choose to work in, improved English language skills will help you grow your career.
If you are interested in the Adult Migrant English Program, phone 1800 114 707 to find out if you are eligible or visit tafensw.edu.au/amep to find an AMEP campus near you.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time Face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 20 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hours of other study per week.
Students are expected to engage in coursework from external English learning modes. This may be through attendance at the English Study Centre, additional home study, general English practice in the community and using English in their daily lives.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Have no or very little English.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
You will have access to a wide range of support to help you succeed in your studies. This includes access to personal and career counselling services, disability support services, a well-resourced TAFE Library, a study centre where you can get help from a teacher and use computers and online learning programs. More information is available at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/student-services
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)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- 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
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 2.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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
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Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|SWEDEV001||Develop preliminary English vocabulary for settlement|
|SWEESD001||Engage in very short dialogues|
|SWERSS001||Read very simple signs|
|SWERST001||Read a very limited range of words and very simple texts|
|SWERWA001||Begin to read and write the English alphabet|
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.
Petersham, West Street
Corner West Street & Gordon Street, Petersham
Phone 131 601
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