Spoken and Written English Beginners Level 1

Accredited units

  • (FSKLRG001) Prepare to participate in a learning environment
  • (FSKNUM001) Use beginning whole number skills up to 100″ target=”_blank”>100) for work
  • (FSKNUM002) Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work
  • (FSKOCM001) Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges
  • (FSKRDG001) Recognise extremely short and simple workplace signs and symbols
  • (FSKWTG001) Complete personal details on extremely simple and short workplace forms

Non-accredited units

Course Overview

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

Spoken and Written English – Beginners Level 1, is a short introductory course to support you in improving your workplace English skills in preparation for employment or to study a vocational course.

You will learn the basics of English grammar and writing, how to operate a computer, 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 Foundation Skills Training Package. Units are selected to meet the reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy requirements of the learners.

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 how to:

  • Prepare to participate in a learning environment
  • Decode words and simple sentences
  • Use basic grammar
  • Use beginning whole number skills and money up to one hundred for work
  • Use beginning skills related to time and 2D shapes for work
  • Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges
  • Recognise highly familiar workplace signs and symbols
  • Write personal details on basic workplace forms
  • Develop preliminary learning strategies
  • Read a very limited range of words and very simple texts
  • Begin to read and write the English alphabet
  • Write a limited range of words and very simple sentences

Course outcome

By the end of this course, you will be more comfortable with having a conversation in English and writing in English. You have will gain intermediate level numeracy skills and be able to participate in a work or study environment.

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 both classroom based and home study requirements.

Assessment

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.

Upon successful completion of this program you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

What you need to know

Entry requirements (Desirable)

Students will undertake an initial assessment of language, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that this course is suitable for their ability levels.

What you need to provide

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

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

At the completion of this program you can move on to FSK10119 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways.




Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date29 April 2024
End Date02 July 2024
DaysMon, Tue
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorSusan Baker
Location Chatswood 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 

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 - 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