English for Work and Study - Introduction to Business

English for Work and Study - Introduction to Business

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG06)
  • Use business technology (BSBWOR204)
  • Produce simple word processed documents (BSBITU201)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG06)
  • Write simple informal workplace texts (FSKWTG04)
  • Identify, measure and estimate familiar quantities for work (FSKNUM09)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Identify and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work (FSKNUM08)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)
  • Use simple strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG08)

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English for Work and Study -Introduction to Business – Sydney Course

Wanting to enter into a business environment and need to improve your work and study skills?

This English for Work and Study -Intro to Business course is designed to provide key learning strategies, workplace reading and writing, numeracy, oral communication and digital literacy with a focus on key business skills.

Core and elective units from the Certificate II in Business have been added to enable a pathway into qualifications from the business services package at the same qualification level.

Get a head start on your career pathway and gain an understanding of business fundamentals and acquire the necessary skills for your first step towards working in a business environment.

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 how to:

  • use simple strategies for work related learning
  • read simple workplace information
  • write simple workplace information
  • participate in simple spoken interactions at work
  • use digital technology for simple workplace tasks
  • identify, interpret and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • identify, interpret, measure and estimate familiar quantities
  • use business technology
  • read and respond to simple informal workplace texts
  • produce simple word processed documents
  • write simple informal workplace texts

Course Outcome

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
*Communicate in a workplace or business environment both verbally and via writing
*Deliver a service to customers
*Write routine informal and formal workplace texts
*Use business technology and digital literacy to complete tasks

After completing 11 units of work, you will be awarded a nationally accredited qualification FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways giving you the 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

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: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/ about where you will find everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled 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.

For further information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.
If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit.

Core Unit Components (7)

  • FSKLRG08 Use simple strategies for work related learning
  • FSKRDG07 Read simple workplace information
  • FSKWTG06 Write simple workplace information
  • FSKOCM03 Participate in simple spoken interactions at work
  • FSKDIG02 use digital technology for simple workplace tasks
  • FSKNUM08 Identify, interpret and use whole numbers and simple fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • FSKNUM09 Identify, interpret, measure and estimate familiar quantities

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FSK10213

Elective Unit Components (4)

  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • FSKRDG06 Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts
  • BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents
  • FSKWTG04 Write simple informal workplace texts

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/FSK10213

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 and Study -Intro to Business, you could enrol in FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways or Certificate II in Business Administration.

Delivery Mode

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

English for Work and Study -Intro to Business is available in 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, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.
Other areas of delivery assessed on request.
Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.