This course is designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education. This course assists to meet language needs of students wanting to enter higher education programs and/or improve their employment prospects. Students will read and write extensively. They will learn to use reading strategies, increase their vocabulary, and develop their ideas in writing.
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 5.0 or completion of prior EAL learning eg Certificate III in EAL.
Students who complete this course will be able to participate in complex conversations, give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions and read and write complex texts for a range of purposes.
Course Structure (Units)
The course consists of eight units which are:
VU22411 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
VU22645 Give complex presentations for study purposes
VU22646 Participate in complex spoken discourse for study purposes
VU22647 Take notes from complex spoken texts for study purposes
VU22648 Read and write complex texts for study purposes
VU22649 Use critical reading skills to analyse study tasks
VU22650 Use language analysis skills to review own texts
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBITU313 Design and 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.