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Offering Info

Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes

  • National Course Code: 10768NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10768NAT-01V01-21WLG-007

Location – Wollongong

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

14 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

11 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Advance your academic English with the nationally accredited Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes. Learn how to think critically, use technology for e-learning and work in a team with other students. Get the essential skills to succeed at university and achieve your goal of completing a diploma or degree.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Research and write academic texts
  • Deliver academic presentations
  • Use technology to learn

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Improve your written and verbal skills
  • Collaboration and team work
  • confidence to speak publicly and help you achieve further study
  • Critical thinking

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Pathway to study at the higher education level

Career opportunities:

When you complete Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes you can continue into:

  • A degree
  • A diploma

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your study to the next level with:

  • A TAFE NSW degree

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.

Please provide an application question for apply enrolment method entry requirements

  • Can you talk with a teacher over the phone or in person about this course?

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course will help you with:

  • Improving your academic English skills
  • Preparing for university or higher education
  • Achieving your education, training and employment goals
  • Understanding academic culture in Australia

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.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

  • Students must sit an entrance test, involving reading, grammar and writing along with a short interview to identify past learning and future goals. The minimum entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 3. Students who do not meet this standard are encouraged to enrol in 10592NAT Certificate 3 in English for Further Studies.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend classes regularly
  • do homework and independent learning activities
  • do research and reading for written tasks outside of class time
  • revise classwork and pass ALL assessments.

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | 10.30am to 12.30pm | TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building I, Level 1, Room I1.05

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an Online course. You will need to complete approximately 11 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment preparation - research plan, prepare, draft and finalise projects, self-guided study as required, reading and listening for interest, grammar exercises.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • require advanced English language to participate in academic study and to understand the demands, expectations and culture of academic life in Australia, including the type of teaching and learning they are likely to encounter in the early years of academic study.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • (Studiosity; Students are also able to access study support at the college library; Vocational Counselling, including help with
  • applying for recognition (credit for experience and qualifications);
  • study skills and time management;
  • dealing with learning difficulties and exam anxiety;
  • fitting study around work or family demands;
  • preparation for exams and assessments; and
  • other concerns or questions about returning to and/or continuing study.

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.

Classes will be Wednesday and Thursday and Tuesday (Reading, Writing and Research units) in Semester 2, 2021 then Monday and Tuesday (Listening, Speaking and E-learning units) in Semester 1, 2022 from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

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

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
ECSDIG401 Develop e-learning skills for academic study
EAPLIS001 Use English language listening skills in an academic educational context
EAPRCH001 Research information and maintain integrity in academic contexts
EAPRDG001 Use English language reading skills in an academic educational context
EAPSPK001 Use English language speaking skills in an academic educational context
EAPWRT001 Use English language writing skills in an academic educational context

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.

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Course Location

Wollongong
Foleys Lane, North Wollongong
Phone 131 601

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