This course focuses in advance English language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. For students from non-English speaking backgrounds, it will give the knowledge and English language skills needed to undertake further study at an Australian educational institution. Students will read and write extensively. They will learn to use reading strategies, increase their vocabulary, and develop their ideas in writing. Students will become familiar with the cultural norms and practices within Australian academic contexts.
No formal education is required to join this course. However, CAC recommends satisfactory completion of an equivalent of Australia year 10. The entry point for this course would be determined by assessment of the student skills using Placement Test which includes four macro skills such as Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading.
The recommended entry ISLPR for this course is 2 or IELTS 3.5 or completion of prior EAL learning eg Certificate II in EAL.
Students who complete this course will be able to participate in casual conversation, give and respond in detail to instructions and verbal descriptions, read and write a range of straightforward informational texts, letters and emails.
Course Structure (Units)
The course consists of eight units which are:
VU22358 Develop learning goals
VU22602 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions
VU22601 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
VU22603 Read and write simple personal communications and transnational texts
VU22604 Read and write short, simple instructional and informational texts
VU22607 Explore community services
VU22608 Explore transport options
BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents
Delivery is in the classroom. Delivery is a minimum of 20 hours per week (face-to-face mode in class) and may include evening and weekend timetables.
All classes will be delivered at its main campus at 8-10 Cross Street, Footscray West, VIC 3012.
Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair. Assessment strategies will include:
All fees are valid for 2019. Fees may change during the students’ course of study. Please refer to individual course information for text book and material fees where applicable. For Full Fee Paying Students CAC will not accept more than $1000 from each individual student prior to the commencement of the course. For student eligible for Government Funding: Training services are provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Pursuing the courses under Victorian Training Guarantee may impact your access to further government subsidised training. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government subsidised training.