Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Beginners

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Beginners

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Pronunciation - Beginners (CSO201604)
  • Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM02)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)

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Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Beginners – Sydney Course

Do you need to improve your Spoken English for work and study? Do you want to sound more Australian? Macquarie Community College is a leading provider of English teaching, offering you an inclusive and supportive environment in which to learn. This English course will assist you with workplace communication and everyday Australian pronunciation. Join the class for a fun and interactive experience whilst learning key language skills.

This course is designed for people who have almost mastered fluency in speaking English but struggle to understand Australian pronunciation, idioms and slang. Whilst there are many variations of the Australian accent, our courses focus on mastering the standard Australian accent commonly heard in Sydney city.

Learn how to sound more Aussie and understand typical Aussie phrases in a supportive and encouraging environment and so that you can present yourself with more confidence at work or social situations. The Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Beginners course is suitable for people who have a distinctive foreign accent and are not familiar with basic Australian vowel sounds and basic distinctive consonants.

At this level you will learn all about the basic rules and patterns of Australian English pronunciation. Your lessons will concentrate on making individual sounds and building those into everyday Australian vocabulary. We will teach you how Aussies stress sentences, connect speech and use intonation. We will help you neutralise your accent and we will help you decipher where your main problems areas lie. We will help you better understand and hear better what Aussies are saying in every day conversation and workplace situations.

If you are tired of people asking you to repeat yourself, if you often find yourself wanting to ask people to repeat themselves, then this course is for you!.

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

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • the basic rules and patterns of Australian pronunciation
  • Australian vowel and consonants
  • Everyday Australian idioms
  • Everyday Australian slang/vocabulary
  • Australian sentence stress
  • Australian intonation

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have mastered having a conversation in two different environments whilst using your best Australian accent. You will be more familiar with common Australian slang and idioms. You will be more confident in speaking with and understanding Australians in every day situations.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

Prerequisite: Essential

Students will undertake an initial assessment of language, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that this course is suitable for their ability levels.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.
This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 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.

Study Load

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit.

Unit Components (3)

  • CSO201604 Pronunciation – Beginners
  • FSKOCM02 Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work
  • FSKOCM03 Participate in simple spoken interactions at work

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How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant 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?

After completing this study, you can complete FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways or Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Intermediate to gain further language skills.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the training package.

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Beginners is available in a variety of learning modes:

  • Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.
  • Workplace based: Training is tailored to your organisation and delivered in your workplace.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.
Other areas of delivery assessed on request.
Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.