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English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Why take an English Language or Foundation Course at TAFE?

If it’s been a while since you’ve studied or worked, you’re not sure if taking a course at TAFE will be right for you or studying just feels scary, a foundation course might give you the confidence you need to undergo further studies or find employment. 

Foundation courses offer you an opportunity to settle in to further studies in a supportive environment. If you haven’t got a high school qualification or it has been a while since you have studied, a foundation course is a perfect way to prepare you for the next steps you want to take. 

Do you feel like you are lacking certain skills or just need a refresher? Maybe you have a dream career but need to brush up on some basic skills before entering a higher-level course or workplace - that’s exactly what foundation courses are for.

Where do you want to go?

At Central Regional TAFE, we want to help you achieve your study and career goals with confidence and excitement. Whether you have your eyes set on a particular career, are wanting to take further studies or are hoping to engage more deeply with your local community, we want to help you get there. 

You can look at English Language and Foundational Skills courses as a stepping stone to get you where you want to go. And the sky’s the limit.

Did you know?

39.7% of people living in Western Australia were born overseas.

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Reasons to study in this industry

  • Our qualifications will improve your confidence to speak, listen, read and write English. 
  • You'll learn basic literacy, numeracy, and life skills to prepare you for further study or the workplace.
  • These courses will help you get a job, progress to further study or improve your current skills.  

Do you come from a non-English speaking background and want to improve your skills in English? Our English language courses are for you. In these courses you will learn skills to help you confidently read, write and speak in English so that you can participate in the community and find employment. The courses cover topics such as vocabulary, rules of grammar and pronunciation. You will also learn the skills to undertake further education and find a job.

English Language Courses

Want to boost your confidence in literacy and numeracy and learn skills that will make you more employable? You might benefit from taking one of our foundational skills courses. 

Set yourself up to achieve your study and career goals by taking a foundation course. If you didn’t gain a qualification at high school, or haven’t studied or worked in a long time, our foundational skills courses can give you the confidence to undertake further studies or find employment.

Our foundational skills courses cover a wide range of skills such as comprehension and mathematics skills you would use in everyday situations, and how to set goals and work towards achieving them.

Foundational Skills Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: 52769WA
State ID: YU01
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE)

Self-improvement is the key to a better career.

Better yourself and improve your chances of getting the career you want in the industry you're passionate about. The time to start working on you, is now.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Kick start your education and training today.

If you want to better you communication skills, or improve your reading and writing, maths, personal skills and employment opportunities, this qualification is for you. Our courses use projects to sharpen your skills, and offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers.

You will develop skills in

  • Building career learning and personal management skills
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Improving your maths skills
  • Developing your skills in using technology for communication
  • Improving your study skills for further education.
Certificate I
National ID: 52768WA
State ID: YT96
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory)

Start here, finish anywhere your imagination takes you.

There's no better time to work on you. This bridging/prep course is the perfect step to beginning your training journey on the way to your dream career.

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On campus

Improve your chances of getting a job or doing further education today.

The course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory) is a bridging/preparatory course enabling learners to extend their general education, prior to entering a range of vocational training programs, employment or community participation.

Students enrol in either the Introductory GATE course, or the general GATE course, depending upon their individual skill levels prior to commencing. The way the course is delivered depends on the needs of the student. This introductory course allows you to extend your knowledge and skills in communication, numeracy, technology, study skills and personal development.

You will develop skills in;

  • Communicating effectively
  • Applying maths to everyday tasks 
  • Operating a computer
  • Participating in your community
  • Applying study techniques
  • Improving your confidence, setting goals
  • Managing your personal growth and raising your self-esteem.
Course in
National ID: 22472VIC
State ID: BEH69
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults

Better you, better career.

Upskill yourself with this basic course that will improve the essentials you'll need to land the career you want. You'll not only improve your general academic and social skills, you'll improve your confidence too.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Take control of your future today - there's no better time than now.

When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.

You will learn

  • how to make a plan
  • simple reading and writing
  • how to make simple documents
  • basic computer skills
  • simple maths, working with money

You will be enrolled in the right level based on your ability.

Certificate I
National ID: 22473VIC
State ID: BEH66
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Take control of your future.

The training in this general education course provides initial skill development in a variety of areas to meet personal needs and to help you participate in the community, workplace and further education.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Don't put it off any longer - build a solid base for your future today.

When you finish the Certificate II in General Education for Adults you will have a fresh start at education.

You will learn

  • planning goals and carrying out projects
  • advanced reading and writing
  • how to make different documents
  • computer skills
  • maths and problem solving

You will be enrolled in the right level based on your ability.

The Certificate II in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 10 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III or IV level TAFE courses.

Certificate II
National ID: 22474VIC
State ID: BEH65
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Step into further study or employment.

This practical course is an ideal way to further develop your literacy, numeracy and employability skills and set you up for further study or employment.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Refine the skills you need to succeed.

When you finish the Certificate III in General Education for Adults you will have a better chance at getting into your dream career.

You will learn

  • planning goals and carrying out projects
  • advanced reading, writing and understanding of a variety of documents
  • managing your money
  • maths and problem solving

You will be enrolled in the right level based on your ability.

The Certificate III in General Education for Adults is approximately equivalent to Year 11 for the purposes of applying for a TAFE course and will meet the entry requirements for most Certificate II, III, IV or Diploma level TAFE courses.

Certificate III
National ID: 22476VIC
State ID: BEH64
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

The first step towards a new and improved You.

Clarify project goals, carry out and evaluate projects, develop plans, read and interpret info, use maths in everyday situations - these are all the skills you'll learn and more in this introductory course.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online

Do you want to take control of your future?

When you finish the Certificate I in General Education for Adults you will have better reading, writing, maths, and computer skills.

You will learn:

  • how to make a plan
  • simple reading and writing
  • how to make simple documents
  • basic computer skills
  • simple maths, working with money.
Certificate I
State ID: AE377
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Free*
Skill sets

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology. 

Study modes:

On campus

Get started in the workforce. 

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology.  This course will prepare you for entry level roles in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, community services, aged care and business services. 

 Follow this up with a visit to your local Jobs and Skills Centre, where you can get free advice and support to with your resume and writing job applications, and you’ll be job ready!

Skill set
National ID: 52773WA
State ID: YT98
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Leadership

Your path to a more empowered you starts here.

Learn how to connect with yourself, participate in a team, build networks, communicate effectively with others all while building the confidence to achieve meaningful outcomes with the support of experienced lecturers.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Your start to study at TAFE.

This entry level qualification is a great place to start as it will help to open the door for further study. Our campuses will offer this qualification with a specific industry focused course. 

For example students can participate in trade skills, fashion, technology and subjects such as computing or administration. All of these courses will have a focus on working in a team and on a particular project. 

Certificate I
National ID: 52771WA
State ID: YU05
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in New Opportunities for Women (NOW)

If you're looking for a sign, this is it.

Now is the time to improve your employability, get back in the workforce or start a new career. This short course will boost your confidence and your skills and prepare you for taking the next step in your career.

Delivered at:

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On campus

If you're a woman looking to return to study or the workforce or just want to improve your general skills, this course is for you.

This course serves as a bridging program for women who have typically had a break from the workforce and are looking to embark on a new career direction. The course offers women an opportunity to explore various career options, build self-confidence and gain academic standards necessary to enter vocational offerings.

You will develop your skills in

  • Managing personal and family health and safety
  • Developing strategies to succeed in learning
  • Increasing personal effectiveness 
  • Establishing personal goals
  • Exploring career options 
  • Developing a career action plan 
  • Examining further education and training opportunities 
  • Improving written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Performing simple math for everyday situations and develop basic computer skills.
Certificate I
National ID: 10727NAT
State ID: BEI01
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate I in Spoken and Written English

Improve your English and have the world listen.

This entry-level course is perfect for those wanting to build up their English skills and their confidence, and better engage with others or enter the workforce.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Improve your English skills.

This course will introduce you to the basic English language skills needed to participate in your community. This course develops further your language and literacy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate in your community. You will develop your skills in:

  • Basic speaking and listening
  • Basic reading and writing
  • Learning study skills, and
  • Gaining a knowledge of Australian society, customs and practices.
Certificate I
National ID: 10728NAT
State ID: BEI00
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Speak and read like you want to.

Learn to write, speak your mind, listen with intent and converse with others in social and professional settings. Your confidence and ability will grow after learning the essential skills in this bridging course.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Introduce yourself to a world of opportunity.

This is a bridging course for adults from non-English speaking backgrounds. This course further develops your language and literacy skills to undertake further education and training, seek and maintain employment and participate in your community. You will gain skills in:

  • Learning to use English within an Australian context
  • Increasing your knowledge of Australian society, customs and practices
  • Improving your speaking and listening
  • Improving your reading and writing, and
  • Developing your study skills.
Certificate II
National ID: 10729NAT
State ID: BEI04
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies

Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Learn English skills to set you up for success.

Refine your spoken and written English skills further with this qualification, and gain confidence in conversing with others, writing documents, interpreting information and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

If you're new to Australia and want to improve your English skills, this is the course for you.

When you finish the Certificate III in Spoken and Written English you will have intermediate English skills and will be ready for employment. You will learn:

  • Intermediate conversation
  • Language skills for job interviews
  • Intermediate writing skill
  • Intermediate math writing instructions.

You will be enrolled in the correct level based on your English knowledge.

Certificate III
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