Spoken and Written English - Intermediate

Spoken and Written English - Intermediate

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Pronunciation for informal exchanges (CSO202081)
  • Read and write basic everyday texts (SWERWT003)
  • Read and write simple social texts (SWERWT001)
  • Use short and simple strategies for career planning (FSKLRG003)
  • Grammar for simple informal workplace texts (CSO202076)
  • Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions (SWEELT001)

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Spoken and Written English - Intermediate - Sydney Course

If you are looking to improve your spoken and written English for study or work purposes, then this course is for you.

Spoken and Written English – Intermediate is a short introductory course to support you in improving your workplace English skills in preparation for employment or to study a vocational course. This course builds on skills obtained in FSK10123 English for Work and Study - Beginners.

You will learn intermediate level English grammar and pronunciation, improve on your written skills, computer and online security knowledge, as well as various numeracy skills to help you in the workplace or study environment.

The course comprises a selection of units of work from the accredited FSK-Foundation Skills Training Package and Spoken and Written English qualifications. Units are selected to meet the reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy requirements of the learners.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across northern 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 Grammar – Intermediate levels
  • Pronunciation – Intermediate levels
  • Engage in and listen to basic spoken dialogues
  • Identify strategies to respond to simple and familiar workplace Procedures
  • Engage with simple texts to participate in the community

Course Outcome

By the end of this course, you will be more comfortable having a conversation in English and writing in English. Upon successful completion of this course you will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in FSK10113 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways and a Statement of attainment in CSWE II.

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://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.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery

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 be run over a period of 7-8 weeks which 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.

Unit Components (5)

*CSO202076- Grammar for simple informal workplace texts *CSO202081-Pronunciation for informal exchanges *FSKLRG003-Use short and simple strategies for career planning *SWEELT001-Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions *SWERWT001-Read and write simple social texts *SWERWT003-Read and write basic everyday texts

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 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 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 FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

Delivery Mode

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

Spoken and Written English Intermediate is available in a variety of 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-19 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 may include:

  • 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 may include:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • 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.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 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 northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!