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English, Languages and Foundation Studies

English courses are for those who come from non-English backgrounds and want to learn to understand, speak, read and write English.

Foundation courses are for those who want to boost their confidence and employability. They can be a great starting point for those who did not gain a qualification at high school or have not studied or worked for a long time.

These courses will improve your literacy and numeracy and 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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52768WA YT96 Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory) Course in Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000000, General Education, A000002

Are you interested in improving your chances of getting a job or doing further education? Do you want to develop your reading and maths skills?

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.
52769WA YU01 Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) Certificate I Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000000, General Education, A000002, GATE, Employment, General Education, Employability, Literacy, Numeracy, English, Maths

Do you want to kick start your education and training?

Or maybe you would like to improve your reading and writing, maths, personal skills and employment opportunities? 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.
22472VIC BEH69 General Education for Adults Certificate I Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Merredin Campus
Northam Campus
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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

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

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

22473VIC BEH66 General Education for Adults Certificate II Geraldton Campus
Kalgoorlie Campus
Merredin Campus
Northam Campus
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Do you want to take control of your future?

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.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

22474VIC BEH65 General Education for Adults Certificate III Geraldton Campus
22474VIC, BEH65, general education, reading, writing, maths

Do you want to take control of your future?

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.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

22476VIC BEH64 General Education for Adults (Introductory) Certificate I Geraldton Campus
Merredin Campus
Northam Campus
a000000, a000002, General Education for Adults, reading, writing, English, computer skills, maths

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.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

52771WA YU05 New Opportunities for Women (NOW) Certificate I Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000000. General Education, A000002, NOW, Women, Workforce, Return to Work

Are you a woman looking to return to study or the workforce? Do you want to improve your general skills and knowledge?

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 maths for everyday situations and develop basic computer skills.
10727NAT BEI01 Spoken and Written English Certificate I Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, A000000, English, languages and Foundation Studies, A000003, English, Literacy, Numeracy, Second Language, ESL

Improve your English skills!

This entry level course is to 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.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

10728NAT BEI00 Spoken and Written English Certificate II Geraldton Campus
, TAFE18, A000000, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000003, English, Literacy, Numeracy, Second Language, ESL,

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.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

10729NAT BEI04 Spoken and Written English Certificate III Geraldton Campus
A000000, A000003, Spoken and Written English, English skills, reading, writing, maths

Are you new to Australia?

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.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

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Page last updated May 28, 2019