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Improve your English and broaden your horizons

This Certificate II will help you build on your basic knowledge of the English language and feel more confident when interacting in the community. You’ll expand on everyday ‘survival English’, how to talk about yourself and your family in English, shopping and banking, reading and writing a short description or story in English, asking for information, giving spoken instructions, having a short conversation in English, along with general reading and writing.

It includes topics such as participating in everyday survival English, talking about yourself and your family in English, shopping and banking, reading and writing a short description or story in English, asking for information, giving spoken instructions, having a short conversation in English, reading and writing. Certificate II also includes the use of DVD, magazines, newspapers, guest speakers, computer language programs, learning English on the Internet and excursions to help you participate in the Australian community.

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

  • learning strategies to study in formal learning environments
  • comprehending and participating in transactional and casual spoken exchanges
  • comprehending spoken and written information and instructions
  • comprehending and participating in telephone exchanges
  • participating in interviews
  • completing formatted texts
  • comprehending and composing story texts
  • comprehending and composing informal texts
  • comprehending and composing opinion texts
  • comprehending and composing jobseeking texts
  • comprehending news texts
  • comprehending visual texts
  • numeracy

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coolangatta, Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

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

Course details

07 5581 8300

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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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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 Any time Full time Classroom
Part time Classroom
Gold Coast - Southport Any time Full time Classroom
Part 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. Night class is held on Tuesday 6.00pm-8.00pm.

In order to be eligible for the Certificate, students must complete the compulsory module as well as 6 of the elective modules including at least one “spoken text” and one “written text” elective. The electives chosen can be different for each student depending on the days they attend and their progression.

Units

To achieve this qualification the student must demonstrate competency in 7 modules.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SWEOPI213A Comprehending and composing opinion texts Elective Module M (written text)
SWEMTN212A Comprehending and composing information reports Elective Module L (written text)
SWENEW211A Comprehending news and information texts Elective Module K (written text)
SWEJOB214A Comprehending and composing jobseeking texts Elective Module N (written text)
SWEVIS215A Comprehending visual texts Elective Module O (written text)
SWEFRA217A Comprehending and using fractions and decimals Elective Module Q (numeracy)
SWEDIV216A Comprehending and performing multiplication and division with decimal whole numbers Elective Module P (numeracy)
SWETXT210A Comprehending and composing informal texts Elective Module J (written text)
SWESTO209A Comprehending and composing story texts Elective Module I (written text)
SWEINF204A Comprehending and giving spoken information Elective Module D (spoken text)
SWEEXC203A Comprehending and participating in transactional exchanges Elective Module C (spoken text)
SWECAS202A Comprehending and participating in routine casual conversations Elective Module B (spoken text)
SWETEL205A Comprehending and participating in telephone exchanges Elective Module E (spoken text)
SWEINS206A Comprehending and giving spoken instructions Elective Module F (spoken text)
SWEFOR208A Comprehending written instructions and completing formatted texts Elective Module H (written text)
SWEINT207A Comprehending and participating in simple interviews Elective Module G (spoken text)
SWELRN201A Intermediate learning strategies Mandatory 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

Students who complete Certificate II in Spoken and Written English will have developed language and literacy knowledge and skills for participation in defined English-speaking community, work and educational contexts.

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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