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Advance your English language skills

This Certificate III will help expand your knowledge of the English language and enhance your comprehension of spoken English. You’ll learn how to negotiate transactions and respond to complex spoken instructions as well as develop language skills necessary for casual conversations and job interviews. Through the use of a range of resources our supportive staff will help you improve your English so you can enjoy greater participation in the Australian community.

This is an intermediate course for the delivery of English language, literacy and numeracy to learners who have developed a basic level of English, literacy or numeracy skills and those who have had some exposure to English.

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 casual spoken exchanges
  • comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges
  • participating in interviews
  • comprehending and conducting presentations
  • comprehending and participating in discussions
  • composing formal correspondence
  • completing formatted texts
  • comprehending and composing narrative texts
  • comprehending and composing information texts
  • comprehending and composing discussions and expositions
  • comprehending and composing jobseeking texts
  • comprehending news stories and advertisements
  • comprehending and composing visual texts
  • comprehending and giving complex instructions
  • language for jobseeking
  • numeracy

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coolangatta, Gold Coast - Coomera, 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 - Coomera 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 - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

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, Coolangatta or Coomera.
  • Classes are offered most days from 8.30am-3.15pm. Night class is held on Tuesday 6.00pm-8.00pm at Southport campus only.

Successful completion of 10364NAT Certificate III in Spoken and Written English requires successful completion of 9 modules.

In order to be eligible for the Certificate, students must complete the compulsory module (Module A) and 8 electives, with at least 2 spoken text electives and two written text electives.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SWECON302A Comprehending and participating in casual conversations Elective Module B (Spoken text)
SWEEXC303A Comprehending and negotiating complex exchanges Elective Module C (Spoken text)
SWEINT304A Comprehending and participating in interviews Elective Module D (Spoken text)
SWEPRE305A Comprehending and conducting presentations Elective Module E (Spoken text)
SWEDIS306A Comprehending and participating in discussions Elective Module F (Spoken text)
SWECOR307A Composing formal correspondence and completing formatted texts Elective Module G (Written text)
SWEINF308A Comprehending and composing complex information texts Elective Module H (Written text)
SWENAR309A Comprehending and composing narrative texts Elective Module I (Written text)
SWEDSN310A Comprehending and composing discussions Elective Module J (Written text)
SWEEXP311A Comprehending and composing expositions Elective Module K (Written text)
SWEVIS312A Comprehending and composing visual texts Elective Module L (Written text)
SWEADS313A Comprehending news stories and advertisements Elective Module M (Written text)
SWEINS314A Comprehending and giving complex instructions Elective Module N (Mixed text)
SWEJOB315A Language skills for jobseeking Elective Module O (Mixed text)
SWECAL316A Comprehending and performing multiple-step calculations Elective Module P (Numeracy)
SWEMAT317A Applying and interpreting mathematical information Elective Module Q (Numeracy)
SWELRN301A Advanced 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

By improving your English language skills you will be able to successfully participate in the community, go on to further study and access the workforce. You will be given the opportunity to enrol into a higher level of English language when you have reached a particular level of competency.

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 29 September 2017

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