English for Work Pathways - Intermediate

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and write basic procedural texts (SWERWT004)
  • Grammar for written procedures (CSO202082)
  • Pronunciation at work (CSO202083)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)

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English - Intermediate - 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 English for Work Pathways – Intermediate course is perfect for people who have a basic understanding of the English language and want to improve on their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing for the workplace.

This course will help students to recognise, understand and reply to simple informal workplace texts in printed or digital format. This includes phone messages, emails and SMS's, and provides opportunities to practise your listening and informal conversation skills at work, with family & at leisure situations.

During class, you will be able to practice your English with your teacher and classmates.

The course focuses on developing your English grammar, reading, and writing skills through a variety of text types as well as developing your vocabulary across a number of different topics.

Our experienced teachers will provide lessons online and will also provide work for you to do after the online class.

By the end of the course, you will have more confidence and an increased ability to communicate in English in daily life situations.

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

Course Outline

In this English for Work Pathways – Intermediate course you will:

  • Be able to reply to simple informal workplace texts in printed and digital format;
  • Develop better control and use of English grammar;
  • Practise effective conversation skills and improve your pronunciation skills;
  • Be able to express and understand key information about simple situations such as work, family & leisure; and
  • Increase your vocabulary to speak about useful topics such as travel & people in your life.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have more confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the English language. You will be able to have a conversation in English and understand texts at the Intermediate level.

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 will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.
  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • For remote learning online Zoom classes, you will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate.

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.

Students in this course will be required to have English communication skills at the Beginners level.

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 livestream video classes online 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: 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 (4)

  • CSO202082 - Grammar for written procedures
  • CSO202083 - Pronunciation at work
  • SWERWT004- Read and write basic procedural texts
  • FSKOCM003 -Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work

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

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?

After completing this course, you can study Everyday English - Advanced.

Delivery Mode

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

This course is available in the following learning modes:

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

Please note: Government Covid regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course includes:

  • text book references
  • white board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • class discussions and group tasks
  • case studies and scenarios
  • practical simulation and group role play

Remote/Online learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups. Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • To prepare you for work placement, approximately (6) face to face sessions will take place in our practical room at Blacktown
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • 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.

Logistical Information

Government Covid regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

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

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.