This course is for people from culturally diverse backgrounds wanting to improve English language and literacy skills and build knowledge to make the transition into work at an Australian workplace.
This course is currently being re-accredited.
This course offers intensive preparation in the language and skills required for the workforce, orientation towards a work environment and particularly health and safety requirements and the opportunity to engage in work experience.
Excursions are an important part of each full time and extended part time course. They complement the classroom delivery. Excursions vary from semester to semester depending on the interest and needs of the group. Applicants are placed into levels based on assessment of language level against the entry requirements of each certificate plus interview regarding past learning, life, work or study experience, and goals for the future. Levels are guided by the Indicators of Competence from the National Reporting System (NRS) and the International Second Language Proficiency Rating scale (ISLPR). An intermediate level of language is required for this course plus a clear indication of study or work interest in the industry.
When Does The Course Start?
February and July
FT: 20 hours per week x 18 weeks plus flexible home study hours may be required
PT: 12 hours per week x 18 weeks plus flexible home study hours may be required
Course hours are nominal only and may vary from semester to semester.
What Entrance Requirements Are There?
Assessment of language skill
How Will I Be Selected?
Interview and test required.
Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
Permanent resident or TPV holder, non-English speaking background.
Students need to exhibit a commitment to self improvement plus a willingness to accept constructive feedback and to working in a respectful, participatory environment.
How Should I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Interview?
Interview and assessment is required
Study Area Summary
Listening; Speaking; Reading; Writing; plus elective modules including Computer Skills, Orientation to Work, Practical Placement, and Communicate in the Workplace.
Assessment is ongoing throughout each course and is designed to test against the learning outcomes of each module. Assessment may test more than one learning outcome at a time and may also combine requirements for more than one module.
Assessment methods vary and may include written work, oral presentations, role play and discussion and teacher observation. Tasks may be completed as individual or group activities, or pair work. Training package modules may involve formal written examinations or test.
Employability Skills obtained from this Course
A list of Employability Skills for this course can be found at http://employabilityskills.training.com.au
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.