English for Job Seekers

English for Job Seekers

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write routine formal workplace texts (FSKWTG07)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
  • Apply routine English language skills for job seeking (SWEDSJ002)
  • Complete routine workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG08)
  • Interview Techniques (CSO201808)
English for Job Seekers

<p><h3>English for Job Seekers – Sydney Course</h3></p><p><strong>Online learning option now available</strong><br/>Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing

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Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

The Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program is a Smart and Skilled Program that meets the needs of local communities and disadvantaged individuals.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1 300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Eligible for Subsidised Training: Fee-Free

Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: Price on Application

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for students that do not meet the ACE program eligibility. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Please note: Classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform. You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list. Click here

English for Job Seekers – Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

This course is for people who are looking for employment in their chosen profession. The course focuses on an awareness of the Australian workplace labour market and culture along with successful job seeking strategies, such as how to tailor your resume to suit individual job applications, how to write and tailor your cover letters to suit each individual job application, telephone interviews and face-to-face interview skills.

Online learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions;
  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Some classes may include practical assessments that may be required to be undertaken in a classroom environment;
  • Mixed mode learning – using coursebooks (sent to you), online resources and practical sessions; and
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this English for Jobseekers course, you will learn:

  • About the Australian local job market and the future of work in Australia
  • How to write a great job application
  • How to write and tailor your cover letter and resume
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to present your best self at the interview
  • How to be more confident and to stay motivated during the job seeking process

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring along a:

  • Folder
  • Paper
  • Pen

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

  • You must have a functional English level – ACSF 3.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities


The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides additional support to disadvantaged students who have barriers to studying a full qualification. The ACE Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment.

This may include students who are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • living with a disability
  • long-term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • experiencing other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • living in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.

For those that are not eligible for this subsidy please enquire for pricing.

Study Load

This course will include both classroom based sessions and home study.

  • 2 to 3 days per week for 6-8 weeks.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Units of Competency (5)

  • CSO201808 Interview Techniques
  • SWEDSJ002 Apply routine English language skills for job seeking
  • FSKWTG08 Complete routine workplace formatted texts
  • FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
  • FSKWTG07 Write routine formal workplace texts

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency, training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

What Can I Study Next?

You can upgrade your qualifications through further study in your field of expertise.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the unit of competency, training package or accredited course.

This course is available in the following mode:

  • Online – classes held via livestream video classes over Zoom.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.

Course testimonials:

  • Liang said: The teacher, Silvana, is a very good teacher. The course is useful for job seekers in Sydney.