Course Start Date
13.8 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 part-time day face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 13.8 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 38 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 0.9 of hour of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation and consolidation of learning.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people with limited or no formal schooling, limited or no English and who may not have had literacy skills in their first language.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Accessibility and Disability services
- Personal counselling
- Vocational counselling
- Learning support
- International student support
- Multicultural support
- Designated Education Support officers within the class room environment.
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 from Monday to Thursday between 9.30am and 3.00pm. 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?
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Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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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
|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.
Panorama Avenue, Bathurst
Phone 131 601
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