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English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English and Foundation studies courses cater to two broad groups; those who speak English and want to boost their confidence and employability, and those who come from non-English backgrounds and want to learn to understand, speak, read and write English.

There are courses designed for those who did not gain a qualification at high school, or never had the opportunity to finish year 12, or who feel they left school too long ago.

Our access courses will bring you up to speed with what’s expected in the workplace and will enable you to go onto further study or find employment.


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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
A1034P Auslan Level 1
Short Course Bunbury

Description

The Auslan Level 1 course is available for everyone who wishes to learn Australian Sign Language (Auslan) to communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community across the Western region of Victoria and in Western Austraila

Topics covered in the this course include:

  • Learn about Deaf Community, Deaf Culture, Grammar and Structure
  • Handshapes and Facial Expressions
  • Various Australia Sign Language topics
  • Interactive group actvities
  • Suitable for beginners

Certification

This is a non-accredited short course, you will receive a certificate of participation for this course

A1035P Auslan Level 2
Short Course Bunbury

Description

The Deaf Awareness Training course area available for everyone who wishes to learn Australian Sign Language (Auslan) to communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community across the Western region of Victoria and in Western Austraila

Topics covered in the this course include:

  • Learn new topic signs
  • Auslan storytelling
  • Interactive group activities
  • Suitable for Intermediate level students who have completed Auslan Level 1

Certification

This is a non-accredited short course, you will receive a certificate of participation for this course

A1036P Auslan Level 3
Short Course Bunbury

Description

The Auslan Level 3 course is available for everyone who wishes to learn Australian Sign Language (Auslan) to communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community across the Western region of Victoria and in Western Austraila

Topics covered in the this course include:

  • Learn new topic signs
  • Engage in topic conversations
  • Learn how to translate in Auslan from story books
  • Interactive group activities
  • Suitable for advanced students who have completed Auslan Level 2

Certification

This is a non-accredited short course, you will receive a certificate of participation for this course

10725NAT BEH83 Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English
Course in Albany
Katanning

This course is a component of the CSWE English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a foundation course for learners who have no or limited formal schooling, no or limited English and who may not have literacy skills in their first language. 

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

52769WA YU01 Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE)
Certificate I Albany
Collie
Esperance
Harvey
Katanning

This is a bridging/preparatory qualification which enables learners to extend their knowledge and skills in communication, numeracy, technology, study skills, personal development and career development. Career Opportunities This qualification will support you to progress into further education and training.

At Albany Campus you will have the opportunity to explore a range of industry areas, including  Community Services, Aged Care, Disabilities, Health, Tourism  & Recreation. If you have been out of the education system or the workforce for a while, or you would simply like to ease your way into study or employment, this course is for you.

At Collie, Esperance, Harvey and Katanning Campus you will have the opportunity to develop your literacy, numeracy, communication and technology skills in a creative learning environment.  If you have been out of the education system or the workforce for a while, or you would simply like to ease your way into study or employment, this course is for you.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

22472VIC BEH69 General Education for Adults
Certificate I Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Harvey
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

This CGEA course provides opportunity for skill development in reading, writing and numeracy to meet personal needs, facilitate community participation, or workplace and further education and training options.

Certificate I outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to create and interpret simple, personally relevant texts and mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations.  Skills and knowledge are applied to develop and document a learning plan, prepare a portfolio to show evidence of learning and engage in a project.

There are no entrance requirements as such but a pre enrolment interview is required and enrolment is available throughout the year.  Please contact the area of study for an appointment.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

22473VIC BEH66 General Education for Adults
Certificate II Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Harvey
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

This CGEA course provides opportunity for skill development in reading, writing and numeracy to meet personal needs, facilitate community participation, or workplace and further education and training options.

Certificate II outcomes focus on the development of literacy skills to read, interpret, evaluate and create a range of texts and to apply knowledge of everyday and formal numeracy in a range of contexts. Outcomes also focus on the skills and knowledge to conduct a project and to investigate pathways and develop, implement and review a learning plan.

There are no entrance requirements

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

22476VIC BEH64 General Education for Adults (Introductory)
Certificate I Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Harvey
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

This CGEA course aims to provide a general education. That is, initial skill development in reading, writing and numeracy and skill development in a variety of areas to meet personal needs and to facilitate participation in the community, or other workplace and further education and training. On successful completion of this course a participant will be able to: - clarify project goals with an appropriate support person, plan, carry out and evaluate a project - develop and document a personal study plan and gather a portfolio of evidence with support - read and interpret short, explicit and personally relevant texts - create simple, personally relevant texts - apply simple mathematical knowledge in familiar and everyday situations.

There are no entrance requirements as such but a pre enrolment interview is required and enrolment is available throughout the year. Please contact the area of study for an appointment.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

AE136 Job Ready Basics Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Bunbury

Description

Need a little extra support to get job ready? This skill set is for you!
The Job Ready Skill Set focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology. This training will prepare you for entry level roles in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, community services, aged care and business services.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following units

GATHAW101A Health and Wellbeing
GATPDV101A Personal Development 2
GATTEC101A Technology for Living

 

This course will be offered at these campuses: Bunbury

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

Fees

Student who meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements will be eligible for fee free (course and resource fee) training.
Eligibility requirements

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged persons who are not enrolled at school.
  • Persons receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment.
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card; or
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

Students who do not meet one or more of the criteria listed above are able to enrol in the skill sets and pay the applicable course and resource fees in accordance with the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current Fees and Charges Policy, available at dtwd.wa.gov.au.

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria Opens in a new window for this course, please enrol in the Job Ready Basics Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE148 Job Ready Basics Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Esperance
Harvey
Katanning
Manjimup
Narrogin

Description

Need a little extra support to get job ready? This skill set is for you!
The Job Ready Skill Set focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology. This training will prepare you for entry level roles in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, community services, aged care and business services.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following units

GATHAW101A Health and Wellbeing
GATPDV101A Personal Development 2
GATTEC101A Technology for Living

 

This course will be offered at these campuses: Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Collie,  Esperance, Harvey, Katanning, Manjimup, Margaret River, and Narrogin.

Collie - 17 November – 11 December 2020 (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Harvey - 27 October – 20 November 2020 (Tuesdays and Fridays)

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

Fees

Student who meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements will be eligible for fee free (course and resource fee) training.
Eligibility requirements

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding school students)
  • Secondary school-aged persons who are not enrolled at school.
  • Persons receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment.
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card; or
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

Students who do not meet one or more of the criteria listed above are able to enrol in the skill sets and pay the applicable course and resource fees in accordance with the Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current Fees and Charges Policy, available at dtwd.wa.gov.au.

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria Opens in a new window for this course, please enrol in the Job Ready Basics Skill Set.

52774WA YT99 Leadership
Certificate II Collie

A highly practical course, the Certificate II in Leadership is based around a practical project which benefits the community and will also allow you to develop your own skills, in particular your leadership skills and how you interact with others.
This course provides a flexible frame work that can be customised to a specific industry, or to specific community needs. It provides participants with employability skills which support their transition into work, further education and training and community participation.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

52773WA YT98 Leadership
Certificate I Katanning

The Certificate I in Leadership is a pathway to the Certificate II in Leadership or other further study. This course is a bridging course for clients who need to develop the necessary employability skills which will support their transition to work, further education and community participation. It is a hands on course ensuring students are engaged in practical components.


The core units provide opportunities to learn confidence building strategies, problem solving, communication, team work, basic computer and technology skills. It is aimed at the development of personal, social and employability skills and life skills that are applicable across a wide range of industries and career groups.


This course is designed to assist learners who have been marganilised or disadvantaged in some way, to articulate into vocational pathways and to develop the skills and abilities to direct their own development.


Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

52771WA YU05 New Opportunities for Women (NOW)
Certificate I Busselton
Collie
Harvey

This course is for women who want to gain confidence to get into the workforce. It is also for migrant women who want to improve their English. This qualification will help you to move from a training environment to employment or further education.

 The course can help to:

Enhance your self-confidence Develop your employability skills

Find new directions and set goals for the future

Enhance your communication skills

Develop your computer skills

Improve your ability to deal with maths

Equip you to apply for jobs and improve your interview responses

The NOW program will provide you with the information and skills you need to explore your future options regarding entering or re-entering the workforce, vocational training and further education with the aim to increase your confidence and raise your self esteem.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

10727NAT BEI01 Spoken and Written English
Certificate I Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Harvey
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River

This course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a beginner course for learners who have just started learning English and who may have had minimal exposure to the language.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop language skills to participate in limited range of contexts.

Other groups who benefit from this course include international students, long term migrants and Aboriginal students. The certificate includes elective numeracy units for those learners who may also need to develop numeracy skills

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

10728NAT BEI00 Spoken and Written English
Certificate II Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Harvey
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River

This course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is a post-beginner course for learners who have had some formal or informal exposure to English and who already possess a foundational level of English language skills and numeracy.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need English language skills to participate in a limited range of community, further training or employment contexts.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

10729NAT BEI04 Spoken and Written English
Certificate III Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Katanning
Margaret River

The course is a component of the CSWE, English as an additional language (EAL) curriculum framework. It is an intermediate course for learners who have had either formal or informal exposure to English and who have already developed a basic level of English language competence and numeracy skills.

It provides English language learning for EAL learners, primarily targeting newly arrived migrants and refugees who need to develop routine language skills to participate in a range of community, further training or employment contexts.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

52770WA YU03 Wider Opportunities for Work (WOW)
Certificate I Bunbury
Busselton
Collie
Harvey

Need additional knowledge, skills and support to progress you education or to gain employment? Former students have found this course to be an ideal stepping stone for entry into the Certificates of General Education at level II and III and a pathway into various vocational qualifications. There are no formal entrance requirements specified for the Certificate I in Wider Opportunities for Work (WOW). However you need to have sufficient oral and written language and literacy skills to be able to cope with the requirements of the program. You will gain general education support in literacy, maths, technology as well as study and work readiness skills.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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Page last updated June 18, 2019