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TAFE Queensland offers a range of foundation skills courses in employment, training and vocational pathways, skills for work and education, and spoken and written English. Whether you want to develop or improve your English language skills, prepare to enter or re-enter the workforce, or take the first step towards a vocational pathway, we have a course that can help you achieve you goals.

We are the largest provider of adult migrant English programs in the state. We offer preliminary spoken and written English courses through to advanced certificate IV qualifications specialising in employment or further studies. Develop your grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills and gain conversation skills to use at work or in the wider community.

If you haven't completed formal studies before then our foundation skills courses in education and vocational pathways can help prepare you for academic study. Gain increased confidence, an understanding of the Australian academic culture, and develop essential digital literacy and numeracy skills.

Our skills for work courses will give you the skills and confidence you need to excel in the workplace and the wider community. Increase your chances of gaining employment by developing entry-level skills that give you the ability to do routine workplace tasks. Choose from a range of electives, including word processing, spreadsheet development, work health and safety, mathematics and use of digital technology.

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Career outcomes
  • Digital literacy skills
  • English language skills
  • Further study pathways
  • Professional development
  • Workforce entry
 
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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

If you're new to Australian you may be eligible for free English classes through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to help you with work, study, or everyday life. You can access up to 510 hours of free lessons with the option to study full time or part time.

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Skills for education and employment

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) is an Australian Government initiative that provides language, literacy and numeracy training to eligible job seekers to help them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

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