Beginning at this level, students can progress through to higher education. Unlike other ‘non-award’ English programs, this “Award” course is nationally recognised by the Australian Government and internationally. At this level the outcomes are designed for those who require consolidation of advanced level English speaking and listening, reading, writing, literacy skills including digital literacy skills, and study skills in English prior to accessing a range of further study pathways including higher education. The purpose of this course is to develop communication and research skills and knowledge at a complex level together with knowledge of the Australian education system.CRICOS PROGRAM CODES: 095288D
Entry RequirementsThe minimum age of the student should be 18 years old or above. There are no limitations to entry based on gender, physical ability, social or educational background. Entry to the course is determined on the following criteria in order to place learners in the level appropriate to their proﬁciency in English language.
- a participant’s current English language skills
- a participant’s prior formal education experience
- any prior ‘English as Another Language’ learning
- a participant’s learning and further educational needs
- Enrolment Fee: AUD$200 (non-refundable)
- Tuition Fees: AUD$5,500
- Fees include all material costs and learning resources.
Pathways and Further StudyGraduates from this course will be awarded a Certiﬁcate lV in EAL (Further Study) and may exit at an IELTS level 5.5 – 6.5. On successful completion, graduates may enrol in a Certiﬁcate lV or Diploma level industry qualiﬁcation or a Degree program with a University or Higher Education Provider.
Course Delivery28 weeks of total course duration (25 weeks classroom delivery + maximum 3 weeks of holidays) @ 20 hours per week made up of:
- 16 hours teacher-led classroom delivery
- 4 hours computer lab work with tutorial support. During this time students complete activities using the support program MyEnglishLab
- Minimum 4 hours independent reading, study and/orproject work.
- Distance learning is not available.
- Day, evening and weekend classes available
- Classroom with active involvement of all participants
- English language text with easy to understand activities
- Computer lab with tutorial support
- Culturally sensitive to learners needs
Research, presentation, group discussion, role play, portfolio, peer-to-peer evaluation, interview, reading activities, writing activities, recordings of discussions.
|VU21353||Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
|VU21514 ||Use language analysis skills to review own texts|
|VU21513 ||Use critical reading and writing skills for further study|
|VU21510 ||Take notes from complex aural texts for further study|
|VU21509 ||Analyse and participate in complex spoken discourse for further study|
|VU21508 ||Give complex presentations for further study|
|VU21512||Read and write complex texts for further study
|VU20766 ||Participate in online collaborative learning|
|VU21511||Read and write complex texts for research purposes|