SWE32308

English for Business

Elective unit components

Course Overview

Do you need to improve your reading comprehension and written English in order to advance in your career? Do you want to express yourself more confidently in written texts?

Macquarie Community College is a leading provider of English teaching, offering you an inclusive and supportive environment in which to learn. This English for Business course will assist you with workplace communication and texts in a business or office environment. Join the class for a fun and interactive experience whilst learning key language skills.

English for Business is designed for people who have advanced English language and literacy skills but sometimes struggle with the demands of an office environment.

You will learn how to produce various text types that are required in the business world so that you can express yourself with more confidence at work or in business presentations.

This course is suitable for people who:

  • Want to create various business text types
  • Want to extend their business vocabulary
  • Want to build confidence using appropriate grammar and formatting in the written texts

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

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this English for Business course you will learn:

  • Complex grammar rules required for business text types
  • Various business vocabulary
  • How to create business texts:
  • How to design at least 4 different workplace text types
  • How to select appropriate technology and software for design and production of business documents

You will learn how to adhere to organisational requirements when:

  • Selecting layout and style
  • Opening and generating files
  • Producing documents within designated timelines
  • Naming and storing documents
  • Presenting documents

You will learn how to adhere to task requirements when producing documents including:

  • Applying basic design principles
  • Applying consistent formatting
  • Using appropriate styles
  • Using correct layouts
  • Proofreading as required
  • Using appropriate data storage options
  • Applying knowledge of functions and features of contemporary computer applications
  • Presenting completed documents.

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will have mastered recognising different workplace and business text types.

You will also have learnt how to design various business texts with appropriate grammar and vocabulary.

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What is involved

Time commitment

This course will include online Zoom classes and home study.

Assessment

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is 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 upper intermediate level or above.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

For remote learning online Zoom classes students will need a stable internet connection on computer or laptop to participate.

Fees and government subsidies

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides affordable, local training and education to NSW communities. Under the ACE program, participants, employers, delivery partners and providers and the government collaborate to improve learning outcomes for learners and meet community training needs.
The ACE Program will also offer support to small business owners and their staff by providing fully subsidised accredited and non-accredited training in targeted courses in information technology, business services or foundation skills.
*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is fully subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria.
Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

  • Eligible for Subsidised Training: Fee-Free
  • Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: Price on Application

If you're a prospective student, employer or service provider please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-and-community-education/ for more information where you will find everything you need to know about the ACE program before you enrol.
Contact us today or call on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

What you can do next

Study pathway

After completing this study, you can complete English for Work and Study – Advanced, Everyday English Language – Advanced Plus or Business and/or Computer Courses on offer.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Fees & Government Subsidies

At Macquarie Community College, we create and provide affordable and inclusive learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and communities.

Given the broad range of accredited and non-accredited programs offered by the College the fees and subsidies will vary depending on the course.

Fee for Service Courses 

Courses available on a fee-for-service basis will have the price clearly indicated within the class details. Additional fee information may also be found in the ‘’what you need to provide’’ section of the course details.

Funded Courses

Macquarie Community College delivers NSW government subsidised training, including training under the Smart and Skilled and Adult and Community Education (ACE) programs.

To access government subsidised training, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 15 years or older
  • no longer be at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder

When you enrol in a NSW government subsidised course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee unless you qualify for a fee exemption.

For further information on NSW government subsidies visit the below funding pages.

Adult and Community Education 

Smart and Skilled 

Traineeships

NSW Fee Free Training 

Credit Transfer

Am I Eligible for Credit Transfers?

Credit Transfer (CT) is granted as a result of identifying learning outcomes already achieved through formal training. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit Transfer given may reduce the time required for you to achieve the qualification.

To apply for Credit Transfer you will need to provide original or certified copies of certificates previously attained through formal training prior to completing the enrolment process.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is granted as a result of identifying and assessing previous and current informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience and knowledge. Previous learning and the evidence supplied is measured against pre-determined performance standards contained within the Units of Competency.

To apply for recognition of prior learning you should indicate your decision to apply for recognition as soon as possible after enrolment and the induction program.

We will be happy to provide you with an RPL kit after speaking directly with you to ensure you understand the requirements of this process.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Apply

Step 1

Due to course and fee subsidy eligibility requirements, accredited vocational education and training courses have an application process prior to enrolment. • Please carefully review course and fee subsidy requirements in the detailed course and class content. • After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Apply Now” and enter the requested details.

Step 2

Upon receipt of your application a course advisor will contact you within 2 business days to discuss the course details and assist you with any further enquiries you may have. • To proceed you will be required to complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment and an enrolment form • Required enrolment documentation and/or evidence is to be provided. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed along with any approved payment plan details. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password 2 days prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.