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Advance your English language skills for further study

Focussing on English language skills for a tertiary education environment, our Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Further Studies, is designed to help migrants and refugees prepare for study in an Australian tertiary institution. Building on your existing English language skills you’ll learn research, interpretation, note-taking and understanding of Australian academic culture. You’ll also expand on your skills in pronunciation, oral presentations and essay writing.

This is an advanced course for learners who have developed some competence in the English language and literacy skills and who have had a fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English.

This course is intended to provide participants with the following advanced educational outcomes:

  • language knowledge
  • understanding academic culture
  • identifying critical stance in texts
  • identifying conventions for referencing other people’s ideas
  • reading a variety of texts
  • note-taking
  • interpreting diagrammatic texts
  • interpreting essay questions
  • researching, planning and writing essays
  • researching, planning and writing reports
  • understanding lectures and presentations
  • delivering presentations with visual support
  • participating in discussions/tutorials
  • pronunciation for further studies

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Coolangatta, 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 Any time Part time Classroom
Any time Full time Classroom
Gold Coast - Southport Any time Part time Classroom
Any time 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:.

  • 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 most days from 8.30am-3.15pm.

Successful completion of 10365NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English - Further Studies requires successful completion of 7 modules.

In order to be eligible for the Certificate, students must complete the compulsory module (Module A) and 6 of the 9 electives. The electives can be different for each student depending on the days the student attends and their progression through the course.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SWELRN401A Learning strategies for further studies Core Compulsory - Module A
SWEKNO402A Language knowledge Elective Module B
SWEUND403A Understanding academic culture Elective Module C
SWEREA404A Reading and note-taking skills for further studies Elective Module D
SWEPER405A Writing skills for persuasive essays Elective Module E
SWEANA406A Writing skills for academic reports Elective Module F
SWELIS407A Listening and taking notes in presentation Elective Module G
SWESPE408A Speaking and writing skills for presentations Elective Module H
SWEDIS409A Speaking skills for discussions Elective Module I
SWEPRO410A Pronunciation skills for further study Elective Module J

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.

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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