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Improve your English language skills to gain employment

This program will help you build on your basic knowledge of the English language and feel more confident when interacting in the community. It includes topics such as talking about yourself and your family in English, shopping and banking, reading and writing a short description or story in English, asking for information, giving spoken instructions, having a short conversation in English, along with general reading and writing. The program also includes the use of DVDs, magazines, newspapers, guest speakers, computer language programs, learning English on the Internet, and excursions to help you participate in the wider Australian community. This is a mid-level course to help students with social interactions and job search activities including interviews.
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LOCATION/S

Toowoomba

Key dates and info

DURATION

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Martha Velasquez

General English

Before studying at TAFE Queensland I worked as an accountant in the financial sector of a multinational pharmaceutical company in Colombia. I decided to study English in Australia because it's a safe, modern, and progressive country. It offers quality education, international recognition, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I chose to study at TAFE Queensland because it's government owned and operated and gives me the opportunity to continue my professional training at a high standard. The teachers at TAFE Queensland have broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the English language. They make classes practical and applicable to everyday life. They are patient, organised and make learning enjoyable and entertaining. After finishing my English language studies I want to continue my professional training and obtain a masters in finance to add value to my resume and expand my opportunities for work.

Martha Velasquez
General English
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Study English Language Programs at TAFE

Become a master of the English language

Our English Language Programs have been developed to offer you condensed yet comprehensive courses to improve your English language skills. We offer six levels of classes from elementary to advanced including English for Academic Purpose (EAP) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Preparation.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

083714A Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 18/04/2017
22/05/2017
10/07/2017
14/08/2017
29/01/2018
05/03/2018

Entry requirements

You will be required to undergo an initial pre-training assessment to determine which course level you are best suited to prior to enrolment.

You should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection- Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18

Location/s

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 7 units:
Core Competencies: 1
Elective Competencies: 6

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SWELRN201A Intermediate learning strategies Core
Spoken Text Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SWEEXC203A Comprehending and participating in transactional exchanges Elective
SWEINT207A Comprehending and participating in simple interviews Elective
Written Text Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SWEFOR208A Comprehending written instructions and completing formatted texts Elective
SWESTO209A Comprehending and composing story texts Elective
SWEMTN212A Comprehending and composing information reports Elective
Numeracy Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SWEFRA217A Comprehending and using fractions and decimals Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Toowoomba, South West $4,700 17 Weeks

Outcome

10363NAT Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University

Martha Velasquez

General English

Before studying at TAFE Queensland I worked as an accountant in the financial sector of a multinational pharmaceutical company in Colombia. I decided to study English in Australia because it's a safe, modern, and progressive country. It offers quality education, international recognition, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. I chose to study at TAFE Queensland because it's government owned and operated and gives me the opportunity to continue my professional training at a high standard. The teachers at TAFE Queensland have broad theoretical and practical knowledge of the English language. They make classes practical and applicable to everyday life. They are patient, organised and make learning enjoyable and entertaining. After finishing my English language studies I want to continue my professional training and obtain a masters in finance to add value to my resume and expand my opportunities for work.

Martha Velasquez
General English
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 22 March 2017

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