This course is for people from culturally diverse backgrounds wanting to improve English language and literacy skills and become work-ready to make the transition into the Australian workplace in their profession. It is for overseas qualified professionals who either have had their qualifications recognised in Australia, or are in the process of doing so. This course is currently being re-accredited. Students will be provided an opportunity to select, negotiate and participate in a practical work placement.
Excursions are an important part of each course and complement the classroom delivery. They 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 Advanced level of language is required for this course plus a clear indication of wanting to work in their profession in Australia.
Applicants should also have qualifications that are already translated and recognised in Australia or are in the process of doing this.
When Does The Course Start?
February and July
FT: 20 hours per week x 18 weeks plus flexible/home study requirements
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 such as Job Seeking Skills; Practical Placement and the Contemporary Workplace
Assessment is ongoing throughout 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. Mainstream modules may involve formal written examinations.
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.