The ESL - VCAL course provides English Language skills, practical work related skills and vocational training with literacy, numeracy and personal development skills. This course has been designed to extend the opportunities for young people of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, typically 15-19 years old.
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. The ESL Youth Program has specifically been developed for young migrant or refugee background students. Language learning therefore is in the context of youth issues plus provides focus towards further study (return to school or TAFE/University pathways) and work. Recreational and social activities are also integral to the program and extend the formal context of structured classroom learning. ESL Youth students are supported by specialist youth workers both generally and on an individual basis.
Applicants are placed into this course based on assessment of language level against the entry
requirements of the certificate. Levels are guided by the Indicators of Competence from the National Reporting System (NRS) and the International Second Language Proficiency Rating scale (ISLPR).
When Does The Course Start?
FT: 25 hours per week x 40 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
Speaking, Reading, Numeracy, Personal Development and Work Related skills, Industry Specific skills (for example Certificate II in Business)
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.
Note: Fees are subject to change. This is a guide only.
This includes payment and a student services and amenities fee. A small materials fee also applies. For exact annual fees and charges, contact the department directly.
Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.
Employability Skills obtained from this Course
A list of Employability Skills for this course can be found at http://employabilityskills.training.com.au
Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
Mainstream certificate courses (for example Certificate III in Business)
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.