English for Work and Study – Advanced

Core unit components

  • (FSKLRG011) Use routine strategies for work-related learning

Elective unit components

  • (FSKOCM007) Interact effectively with others at work
  • (FSKLRG009) Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
  • (FSKRDG010) Read and respond to routine workplace information
  • (FSKWTG009) Write routine workplace texts
  • (FSKNUM015) Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
  • (FSKRDG008) Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts
  • (FSKWTG008) Complete routine workplace formatted texts
  • (VU22380) Identify features of the education system
  • (VU22403) Undertake a simple investigation of an environmental issue
  • (FSKOCM005) Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
  • (FSKOCM006) Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams
  • (FSKOCM004) Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings
  • (VU22381) Identify features of the healthcare system

Course Overview

Do you need to improve your English for work and study? Macquarie Community College is a leading provider of English teaching, offering you an inclusive and supportive environment in which to learn.

This English for Work and Study – Advanced course (FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways) will give you further training in learning strategies, workplace reading and writing, numeracy, oral communication and digital literacy. Join the class for a fun and interactive experience whilst learning key skills.

This course is designed for individuals who need further English foundation skills development to prepare for entry into the workforce entry or career training pathways.

It is suitable for individuals who require:

  • A pathway to employment or career training
  • Reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills
  • Entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • A career training and employment plan

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!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Strategies to help you respond to routine workplace problems
  • Strategies for work-related learning
  • How to read and understand common workplace information
  • How to write common workplace texts
  • How to interact effectively with others at work
  • How to use digital technology for everyday workplace tasks
  • How to estimate measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work
  • How to use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings
  • How to use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations
  • How to participate and contribute in workplace teams
  • How to contribute to conduct investigations
  • How to read and write formal workplace texts, creating routine visual and graphic texts
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar

Course outcome

By the end of this course, the student will:

  • Be fluent in English conversation and be able to interact effectively with others at work
  • Be able to write common workplace texts
  • Be more confident with their communication skills and be able to use it for effective workplace presentations
  • Be able to estimate, interpret and calculate with whole numbers, familiar fractions, decimals and percentages in work-related situations
  • Be able to measure and calculate common metric measurements used in the work place
  • Be able to use digital technology for routine workplace tasks
  • Have improved English grammar skills
  • Have improved English pronunciation.

At the end of the course, you will be issued a certificate in FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, where competency has been achieved. You will gain skills to participate in further study in preparation for employment.

What is involved

Time commitment

This course will include both classroom based sessions and home study.


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 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.

Continuing students should have completed English for Work and Study – Intermediate (FSK10219 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways).

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

Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training and higher-level courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.
If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled/ where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.
*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is 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.
Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $3,740
Contact us today or call on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

What you can do next

Study pathway

After completing this English for Work and Study – Advanced course, you could enrol in Everyday English – Advanced or Advanced Plus or other nationally accredited courses at Certificate I or II and III level.

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date16 May 2024
End Date04 September 2024
DaysWed, Thu, Fri
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorMarilyn Mallory
Location Chatswood Campus

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date21 May 2024
End Date25 September 2024
DaysMon, Tue, Wed
Time10.00am - 2.30pm
TutorNadya Hamza
Location Epping Campus

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date27 May 2024
End Date17 September 2024
DaysMon, Tue, Wed
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
Location Ryde Campus

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 


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


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 - Apply

  • Select your preferred course and class
  • Review course and fee subsidy requirements to check your eligibility
  • If you need help contact us via livechat or via contact us form
  • Click Apply now

Step 2 - Assessment / Enrolment

  • We will assess your application and make contact within 2 business days
  • You will be asked to complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment
  • Complete enrolment form
  • Provide all required evidence and/or documents

Step 3 - Start Learning

Following submitting your enrolment form and documents you will receive:

  • An enrolment confirmation
  • Tax invoice / payment plan details (if relevant)
  • A course reminder prior to your classes starting
  • A Zoom link (Online Zoom classes only)
  • A student login to your learning portal if relevant