English for Work - Childcare-Aged Care-Community Services

English for Work - Childcare-Aged Care-Community Services

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways FSK20113.
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM15)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG10)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG03)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM06)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
  • Use routine strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG11)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
  • Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work (FSKNUM14)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG09)
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Provide first point of contact (CHCCOM001)
  • Write routine formal workplace texts (FSKWTG07)
  • Operate presentation packages (ICTICT106)

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English for Work – Child Care, Aged Care, Community Services – Sydney Course

Wanting to enter the childcare, aged care or community services sector and need to improve your work and study skills?

This English for Work – Community Services course is designed to provide key learning strategies, workplace reading and writing, numeracy, oral communication and digital literacy skills with a focus within the community services sector.

Core and elective units from Certificate III courses in child care, aged care and community services have been added to enable a pathway into qualifications from the childhood education package at the same qualification level.

Get a head start on your career pathway and gain an understanding of community services fundamentals and acquire skills necessary as a great first step into working in a childcare, aged care or community services environment

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 course you will learn how to:

  • use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
  • use routine strategies for work related learning
  • read routine workplace information
  • write routine workplace texts
  • interact effectively with others at work
  • use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
  • interpret and calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
  • use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
  • use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
  • organise and complete daily work activities
  • provide first point of contact
  • work with diverse people
  • participate in workplace health and safety

Course Outcome

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate in a workplace both verbally and in writing
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Write routine informal and formal workplace texts
  • Use business technology and digital literacy to complete tasks

At the end of the course, you will be issued a certificate in FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways where competency has been achieved. You will have gained skills to participate in further study in preparation for employment

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • 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.

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: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program 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 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.

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: https://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.

Core Unit Components (8)

  • FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
  • FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work related learning
  • FSKRDG10 Read and respond to routine workplace information
  • FSKWTG09 Write routine workplace texts
  • FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work
  • FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
  • FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • FSKNUM15 Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FSK20113

Elective Unit Components (6)

  • FSKOCM05 Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
  • FSKOCM06 Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
  • ICTICT106 Operate presentation packages
  • CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • FSKWRT07 Write routine formal workplace texts

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FSK20113

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 English for Work- Community Services course, you can enrol in the following courses:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
  • 10366NAT Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English – Employment
  • or other vocational courses at certificate levels III or IV

Delivery Mode

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

The English for Work and Study – Community Services course is available as a classroom based format with experienced and engaging trainers who will take you through the course material face to face.

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.