Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation - Advanced

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Pronunciation - Advanced (CSO201606)
  • Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges (SWELPE001)
  • Comprehend and participate in routine informal spoken exchanges (SWELPE002)

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Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced – 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.

The Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced level course is designed for people who have mastered fluency in speaking English but sometimes 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 so that you can present yourself with more confidence at work or social situations.

The Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced course is suitable for people who:

  • want to sound more like a native Australian speaker
  • are not familiar with the entire range of Australian vowel sounds
  • want to further explore Australian English phonology

At the Advanced level, you will learn about extensive complex rules and patterns of Australian English pronunciation. Your lessons will concentrate on practical workplace conversations in a simulated environment that incorporate Australian idioms and routine presentations done in a standard Australian accent. We will teach you how Aussies stress sentences, connect speech and use intonation. We will help you neutralise and fine tune your accent in order to sound more Australian. We will help you perfect your understanding of Aussie sounds.

If you find yourself sometimes shying away from speaking in formal situations because you lack confidence in pronunciation, then this course is for you.

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

Course Outline

In this Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced course you will learn:

  • more complex rules and patterns of Australian pronunciation
  • Australian vowel and consonants
  • Australian Phonetics
  • an extensive range of Australian idioms
  • variety of Australian slang
  • Australian sentence stress
  • Australian intonation

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have mastered having a conversation whilst fine tuning 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 everyday situations.
You will also learn how to deliver a presentation in a work place (simulated environment) in your best Australian accent.

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. Students in this course will be required to have English communication skills at the upper intermediate level or above.

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 NSW Government subsidies before you enrol.

This training is 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 is required upon enrolment followed by an 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 (2)

  • CSO201606 Pronunciation – Advanced
  • SWELPE001 Comprehend and participate in routine formal spoken exchanges
  • SWELPE002 Comprehend and participate in routine informal spoken exchanges

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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 FSK20113 Certificate II Skills for Vocational Pathways.

Delivery Mode

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

Australian Spoken English and Pronunciation – Advanced 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.