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Learn English in a supportive environment

This short course has been specifically designed for learners who have no or limited formal schooling, no literacy skills in English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language.  Our supportive staff will teach you the foundations of English and help you develop basic English language communication skills that will assist you in your day to day life.

It is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
  • writing words and simple sentences
  • recognising and writing the alphabet
  • recognising and writing simple numbers
  • understanding time and money
  • giving personal information
  • participating in simple conversational exchanges

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coolangatta, Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: up to 12 months
Part time: up to 36 months

Course details

07 5581 8300

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How to enrol

Chris Jozy

Learning is a lifelong experience.

Despite gaining experience as a business owner in America for 17 years, I always felt regret in not having completed formal tertiary education when I had left school. Therefore, upon my return to Australia, I enrolled to study at TAFE Gold Coast where I was able to prove to myself that I didn't need to be 18 years old to make a positive change in my life, whilst securing my pathway into an engineering degree at university.

Chris Jozy
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Coolangatta Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom
Gold Coast - Southport Part time Classroom
Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no special entry requirements. However, you must attend a free interview BEFORE class placement to have your language ability and eligibility assessed. The interview takes approximately 1 – 1½ hours. To arrange an interview please telephone Customer Service on 5581 8300 or visit the Customer Service Centre at Southport, Level 1 (Ground Floor). Please ensure that you bring your passport to the interview.

Following your interview, you can enrol and start at any time*.  Depending on your eligibility, visa and English level, you will be enrolled into one of the following English as a Second Language Training Programs:

  • The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government. In Queensland the AMEP is delivered by TAFE Queensland.
  • SEE is funded by the Commonwealth Government. TAFE Queensland is a contracted training and assessment services provider under the Skills for Education and Employment program (formerly the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program).
  • Students who meet the eligibility criteria for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding (i.e. who do not have a Certificate III or higher level qualification, are over 15 and are Australian or New Zealand Citizens as well as permanent Queensland residents) but whose English or numeracy levels are such that they might not be able to succeed if enrolled directly into a Certificate III, may be eligible for a Queensland Government funded position in this course. Fees apply.

*Depending on program rules.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coolangatta
5 Scott Street
Coolangatta QLD 4225

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

You will require stationery equipment (pens, paper etc) and a bi-lingual dictionary. No additional resources are required for this course.

Timetable

  • Full-time 6-12 months and part-time 12-36 months.
  • Progression is at your own pace.
  • Students can study full-time/part-time/flexible at Southport or Coolangatta.
  • Classes are offered every day from 8.30am-2.30pm.

Units

To achieve this qualification the student must demonstrate competency in 7 modules. You will need to complete the two compulsory modules (Modules A and B) as well as 5 of the 7 elective modules (Modules C to I).

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SWETIM007A Understanding time and money Elective Module G
SWEPRN008A Giving basic personal information Elective Module H
SWEEXC009A Engaging in short exchanges Elective Module I
SWEWRD006A Writing words and simple sentences Elective Module F
SWESYM005A Recognising common visual symbols and signs Elective Module E
SWEDEC002A Decoding words and simple sentences Core Module B
SWELTR003A Recognising and writing letters Elective Module C
SWENUM004A Recognising and writing numbers Elective Module D
SWELRN001A Preliminary learning strategies Core Module A

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

For costs pertaining to your individual learning please contact Colleen Sheehan on (07) 5581 8249.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English prepares students for improving their English language skills.

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University

Chris Jozy

Learning is a lifelong experience.

Despite gaining experience as a business owner in America for 17 years, I always felt regret in not having completed formal tertiary education when I had left school. Therefore, upon my return to Australia, I enrolled to study at TAFE Gold Coast where I was able to prove to myself that I didn't need to be 18 years old to make a positive change in my life, whilst securing my pathway into an engineering degree at university.

Chris Jozy
Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 23 February 2017

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