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English for Academic Purposes - Certificate IV (10226NAT-01V01)
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Career area: General Education 
Study area: English Language 
National code: 10226NAT  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Full Time  17 Weeks 24-Jul-2018  Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 
Description: The course is intended to provide adults from a non-English speaking background with the English language skills and the socio-cultural knowledge needed to enhance their access to, and successful participation in, study at post-Year 12 level.

Successful completion of this course will enhance access to and participation in study at post-Year 12 level by the development of academic literacy and by the development of proficiency in English which is described at Level 3+ on the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) scale. The ISLPR scale refers to this level as Basic ’Vocational’ Proficiency Plus.

The competencies will enable a person from a Language Background Other Than English (LBOTE) with this qualification to:

- apply their knowledge of English to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios
- apply their knowledge of western academic traditions to a wide variety of academic contexts and scenarios
- take responsibility for their own progress with minimal support.

Successful completion of this course provides proof of proficiency in English to be considered for a place at many Australian universities. 
Entry requirements: Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent.

The course is designed for students with minimum English language proficiency of International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) 3, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 to 6. 
Learning pathways: Completion of this course may enhance entry opportunities to courses requiring Year 12 entry, which includes Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses and university study.

For a list of institutions that accept this course as satisfying English Language Proficiency entrance requirements, see the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) English language proficiency (ELP) FAQ page:
Career opportunities: Career paths available to graduates of Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes include:
- courses at AQF level 5 and above
- careers requiring Year 12 entry level, eg Police Service. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
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Offering name: Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes 
Offering code: 18WLG-247 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 17 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm at Wollongong TAFE, Block L, Floor 2, Room 19. 
Hours per week: 20 
Starting from: 24 July 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 2:30pm
About: There is an information and assessment session 11:00am - 1:00pm, Monday 2nd July 2018 in I1.05 (Block l Level 1, room 5), Foleys Road, Wollongong Campus.

This course will provide you with the English Language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) plus research skills and digital literacy to undertake study at an academic level. On successful completion you will receive Certificate IV in English for Academic Purposes. This is a one-semester course.

Your learning commitment (known as volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 342 hours. This includes approximately 612 hours of face to face training.
You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support

Required Student Skills:
This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.
Target group: Advanced English language learners with further study goals 
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.

Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,580
Second qualification $1,850
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $5,810
Comments: Your first day of attendance is Tuesday 24th July 2018 in Block L, 2nd floor, Room 19 (L2.19) at Wollongong Campus.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123