English Courses

The Preliminary level course is a 28 week course (20 weeks tuition and 8 weeks holiday), to help develop a beginning English level for people wanting to migrate to Australia, work in Australia, or generally develop English skills from a practical point perspective.  It is essentially an ESL (English as a Second Language) course for Vocational Education purposes.  It is NOT an ELICOS course.  No pre-requisite level is required.

Certificate I is a 28 week course (20 weeks tuition and 8 weeks holiday), to help improve everyday English for people wanting to migrate to Australia, work in Australia, or generally improve English skills from a practical point perspective.  It is essentially an ESL (English as a Second Language) course for Vocational Education purposes.  It is NOT an ELICOS course.  Students may have completed a preliminary course in Spoken and Written English, but no pre-requisite is required for this beginner level course.

Certificate II is a 28 week course (20 weeks tuition and 8 weeks holiday), to help improve everyday English for people wanting to migrate to Australia, work in Australia, or generally improve English skills from a practical point perspective.  It is essentially an ESL (English as a Second Language) course for Vocational Education purposes.  It is NOT an ELICOS course.  Students may already possess a Certificate I in Spoken and Written English, or demonstrate a proficiency level equivalent to an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) of 1 (basic transactional proficiency), or completed Elementary General English.

Certificate III is a 52 week course (40 weeks tuition and 12 weeks holiday), to help improve everyday English for people wanting to migrate to Australia, work in Australia, or generally improve English skills from a practical point perspective. It is essentially an ESL (English as a Second Language) course for Vocational Education purposes.  It is NOT an ELICOS course.  Students may already possess a Certificate II in Spoken and Written English, or demonstrate a proficiency level equivalent to an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) of 2, or completed an Elementary General English type course. 

Certificate IV is a 52 week course (40 weeks tuition and 12 weeks holiday). The key clients for this qualification are people who have developed some competence in English language and literacy skills and who have had a fair degree of formal or informal exposure to English. It is essentially an ESL (English as a Second Language) course for Vocational Education purposes.  It is NOT an ELICOS course.  Students may already possess a Certificate in Spoken & Written English, or demonstrate a proficiency level equivalent to an International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) of 2+, or completed an Elementary General English course.

 

Students are granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where they are able to demonstrate that they can fulfil the assessment criteria for a particular learning outcome or module. For learners with a mixed profile, it is possible for them to be enrolled across certificate levels.