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									Preparatory and
English Language Programs
TAFE Courses




Need to improve
your English,
maths or
computer skills?




swinburne.edu.au
What is vocational learning and why is it different?




Vocational learning is all about getting ready for     PREPARATORY AND                                      A preparatory course or English language
work and developing skills and knowledge that          ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                     program might suit you because:
will help you to do so.                                PROGRAMS                                             ■■   You’ve never had any formal further education
Our vocational learning programs are:                                                                       ■■   You’ve been out of education or employment
                                                       Need to improve your English,
     Learner-centred – offering you learning the                                                                 for a long time
                                                       maths or computer skills?
■■

     way you want it and according to your future                                                           ■■   You need to improve your English
     goals and the requirements of the industry        Preparatory and English language programs            ■■   You want to improve your maths or learn
     you’re moving into.                               will help. They are designed for students who have        computer skills
     Work-focused – ensuring that you learn for        not had a great deal of formal education. They are
■■                                                                                                          ■■   You want to learn basic business skills
     work by learning at work.                         also valuable for anyone from a non-English
                                                       speaking background.                                 What skills will you develop and improve?
We take a personalised approach to your learning
                                                       Courses are available in a range of areas and        ■■   Reading English
by developing a learning plan just for you, ensuring
that you have the support that you need. Swinburne     at a variety of levels.                              ■■   Writing English
TAFE has a range of flexible learning options to       They will improve your confidence. They will help
                                                                                                            ■■   Speaking English
cater for your learning style and different needs.     prepare you for further education. They can also     ■■   Listening skills
Most programs have a blend of lectures, tutorials,     enhance your employment opportunities.               ■■   Maths skills
labs, workshops and group work.                                                                             ■■   Broad skills to assist with progression
We have top-class facilities and use technology to                                                               to higher levels of study
extend your learning choices. All programs have                                                             ■■   Broad skills to assist with progression
work-based elements including work placements                                                                    into the workforce
and projects, simulations and practice firms to                                                             ■■   General study skills
ensure our graduates are work ready.                                                                        ■■   Career-planning skills
We also understand different people learn different
                                                                                                            ■■   Foundation accounting skills
skills in different ways. We assess what you’re                                                             ■■   Foundation computer skills
good at, not just what you know.




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What you need to know




 STUDY AREA                       COURSE                                                                           ENTER     MINIMUM PREREqUISITES                 CAMPUS   DURATION    APPLY


 PREPARATORY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS – TAFE COURSES
 Bridging Science                 Certificate IV in Science                                                        RC        None                                  H        1F 2P       V

 Concurrent Study                 Course in Concurrent Study                                                       RC        Current Swinburne diploma,            CHL      Various     D
                                                                                                                             certificate or degree student         PW

 English                          Preliminary and Certificate I, II and III in Spoken and Written English RC                 English is not first language         CHPW     20wF        D

                                  Certificates I, II, III and IV in ESL (Access)                                   RC        English is not first language         CHPW     20–36wF     D

                                  Course in ESL                                                                    RC        English is not first language         CW       36wP        D

 English – Employment             Certificates III and IV in ESL (Employment)                                      RC        English is not first language         CPW      18–36wP     D

 English – Further Study          Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study)                                            RC        English is not first language         HPW      18–36w      D
                                                                                                                                                                            F/P

 General Education                Course in Initial General Education for Adults                                   RC        Some English speaking skills          CW       18–36w      D
 for Adults                                                                                                                                                                 F/P

                                  Certificate I/II/III in General Education for Adults                             RC        Some English speaking skills          CPW      18–36w      D
                                                                                                                                                                            F/P

 Information Technology           Certificate I in Information Technology                                          RC        None                                  C HV     Up to 1P    D
                                                                                                                                                                   LW

                                  Certificate II in Information Technology                                         RC        Certificate I in Information          C HV     Up to 1P    D
                                                                                                                             Technology or basic computer skills   LW

 Multimedia                       Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)                                    RC        None                                  L        1P          D

 Transition Education             Certificate I in Transition Education                                            RC        16 year of age                        H        1F          D

 VCAL                             Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning                                        RC        Year 10 and 16–19 yrs of age          CPW      1F          D

 Work Education                   Certificate I in Work Education                                                  RC        16 yrs of age                         HLW      2F          D




 KEY
 ENTER                       CAMPUSES              DURATION                                       APPLY
 RC      Range of criteria   C    Croydon          Courses are full-time or part-time in years,   V       VTAC
                             H    Hawthorn         unless specified as months, weeks or hours     D       Direct
                             HV   Healesville
                             L    Lilydale         w     Weeks
                             P    Prahran          F     Full-time
                             W    Wantirna         P     Part-time




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What kind of TAFE courses can you do?




                                     The program you choose depends                             Why is skills recognition
                                     on what you want to achieve.                               important?
           Certificate I
                                     ■■   Foundation level courses assist students              If you have previous work experience or
                                          who may have left school before completing            education, you might be closer to a qualification
                                          Year 12 or who have missed out on the basics          than you realise. We learn in many different ways
                                          and want to get started on a learning pathway.        and the skills we develop through work or personal
           Certificate II            ■■   Certificate I and II courses, often called            experience need to be recognised.
    (Includes Pre-Apprenticeships)        Skills Creation, provide basic training in a          This is a critical element of your personalised
                                          specific industry area. This level aims to get        learning plan. Recognition of Prior Learning
                                          you started in an industry or may provide the         recognises any prior knowledge and experience
                                          specific skills your employer wants. It could         and measures it against the qualification in which
                                          be a pre-apprenticeship or one of a range
          Certificate III                                                                       you are enrolled. You may not need to complete all
                                          of certificates.                                      of a training program if you already possess some
      (Includes Apprenticeships)
                                     ■■   Certificate III and IV courses, often called          of the competencies taught in the program.
                                          Skills Building, provide entry into various trades,
                                          traineeships or other jobs that require skills and
                                          knowledge beyond a basic level.
                                     ■■   Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, often
                                          called Skills Deepening, help you to progress
                                          to a higher level or to get you started in a
          Certificate IV                  paraprofessional job. It might just give you
                                          the skills to get a promotion, or the confidence
                                          to handle increased expectations at work.
                                          There are many opportunities – it’s all a matter
                                          of helping you get the education you need,
                                          to get you where you want to be.
           Diploma/
       Advanced Diploma



           PATHWAYS



              Degree




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TAFE courses




Business Services                                      English                                                     Certificates III and IV in ESL
                                                                                                                   (Employment)
Certificates I and II in Business                      Preliminary and Certificates I, II and III
                                                       in Spoken and Written English                               Campus: Croydon, Prahran, Wantirna
Campus: Croydon, Prahran, Wantirna                                                                                 Duration: 18–36 weeks part-time
Duration: Up to one year part-time                     Campus: Croydon, Hawthorn, Prahran, Wantirna                Prerequisite: English is not the first language
Prerequisite: None for Certificate I.                  Duration: Up to 20 weeks full-time                          Application: Direct to Swinburne
Certificate II requires basic computer skills.         (varies according to campus and level)
Application: Direct to Swinburne                       Prerequisite: English is not the first language             As a student from a non-English speaking
                                                       Application: Direct to Swinburne                            background, you will develop intermediate to
The Certificate I is suitable for those who require                                                                advanced levels of English in listening, speaking,
basic skills and knowledge for working in a            These courses focus on general language                     reading and writing skills relating to further
business environment. It covers basic keyboarding      development, oral and written skills related to a           study or getting a job. It will enable you to
and computing skills. The Certificate II provides      range of contexts from beginner to post-beginner            progress to employment or further vocational study.
further training in skills relevant to working in a    and pre-intermediate levels. They also focus on             A range of electives to enhance understanding of
business environment, and computer skills such as      settlement issues and in the Certificate III there is a     the Australian study context and workplace are
word processing, using spreadsheets, PowerPoint        greater focus on further study or work preparation.         offered. Note: not all certificate levels are available
and the internet.                                                                                                  at all campuses. This course is not offered as a
                                                       Course in English as a Second                               complete certificate.
                                                       Language (ESL)
Bridging Science                                                                                                   Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study)
                                                       Campus: Croydon, Wantirna
Certificate IV in Science                              Duration: 36 weeks part-time                                Campus: Prahran, Wantirna and Hawthorn
Campus: Hawthorn                                       Prerequisite: English is not the first language             Duration: 18–36 weeks full-time/part time
Duration: One year full-time or equivalent part-time   Application: Direct to Swinburne                            Prerequisite: English is not the first language
Prerequisite: There are no formal entry                                                                            Application: Direct to Swinburne
                                                       As a student from a non-English speaking
requirements.                                          background, you will begin to develop English               As a student from a non-English speaking
Application: VTAC (full-time) or direct to             listening, speaking, reading and writing skills,            background, you will develop upper-intermediate
Swinburne (part-time)                                  enabling you to progress to further training.               to advanced levels of English in listening, speaking,
                                                       Electives focusing on Australian culture and society,       reading and writing skills. You will undertake
Through this course, you will gain skills in the
                                                       and computing relevant to further training, are             electives related to the Australian workplace
areas of mathematics, sciences, computing and
                                                       incorporated into the course.                               and further study. Course availability subject
communication. These skills may be required in
                                                                                                                   to sufficient student numbers.
order to undertake further studies, to fulfil career
aspirations, or to improve employment opportunities.   Certificates I, II, III and IV in ESL
                                                       (Access)
                                                                                                                   General Education for Adults
Major study areas
                                                       Campus: Croydon, Prahran, Wantirna
     Mathematics                                                                                                   Course in Initial General Education
■■
                                                       Duration: 20–36 weeks full-time/part-time
                                                                                                                   for Adults
■■   Physics, Biology, Chemistry                       Prerequisite: English is not the first language
■■   Introductory use of computers                     Application: Direct to Swinburne                            Certificate I / II / III in General
■■   Understanding learning of science                                                                             Education for Adults
                                                       As a student from a non-English speaking
                                                       background, you will develop your English listening,        Campus: Course – Croydon, Wantirna
Career opportunities
                                                       speaking, reading and writing skills, enabling you          Certificate I/II/III – Croydon, Prahran, Wantirna
Improved access to career fields such as applied                                                                   Duration: 18–36 weeks full-time/part-time
                                                       to progress to employment or further vocational
science, information technology, engineering,                                                                      Prerequisite: Students may enter at a range of skill
                                                       training. Electives focusing on Australian culture
nursing, paramedical and alternative medicine.                                                                     levels; however they must be able to speak English
                                                       and society, and computing relevant to employment
You will also be well prepared for further study.                                                                  Application: Direct to Swinburne
                                                       and further training, are incorporated into the
                                                       course. Note: not all certificate levels or complete        These courses focus on improving your skills in
                                                       courses are available at all campuses.                      reading, writing, maths and oral communication.
                                                                                                                   There is also a strong emphasis on improving self
                                                                                                                   confidence and developing further training and
                                                                                                                   vocational pathways.

                                                                                                                   Career opportunities
                                                                                                                   You will be encouraged to pursue employment and/
                                                                                                                   or, where appropriate, further studies and training.




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TAFE courses




Information Technology                                   Learning Links/Study Skills                           Multimedia
Certificate I in Information Technology                  Course in Concurrent Study                            Certificate II in Creative Industries
                                                                                                               (Media)
Certificate II in Information Technology                 Campus: Croydon, Hawthorn, Lilydale,
                                                         Prahran, Wantirna                                     Campus: Lilydale
Campus: Croydon, Healesville, Lilydale, Wantirna
                                                         Duration: Equal to the duration of any mainstream     Duration: One year part-time
Duration: Up to one year part-time
                                                         TAFE course                                           Prerequisite: There are no formal entry requirements
Prerequisite: Certificate I – None
                                                         Prerequisite: Permanent residents enrolled in a       Application: Direct to Swinburne
Certificate II – Certificate I in Information
                                                         TAFE diploma or certificate course are eligible for
Technology or basic computing skills                                                                           You will be given a basic foundation in multimedia
                                                         study skills, language, literacy and mathematics
Application: Direct to Swinburne                                                                               design and related interactive multimedia studies.
                                                         support. Higher Education (degree) students are
The Certificate I is suitable for those who              also eligible for study skills support.               Major study areas
require a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office        Application: Direct to Swinburne                      ■■   2D Animation
products. It provides training in word processing,
                                                         This course supports you in pursuing your             ■■   Video and Audio
spreadsheets, databases, PowerPoint and using the
                                                         mainstream course with confidence. It includes        ■■   Computer Basics
internet. Certificate II is for those who use computer
                                                         learning how to read and take notes more                   Web Design
software packages in a business or at home,                                                                    ■■

                                                         efficiently, become more competent in
and if you are seeking computing and information                                                               ■■   Industry Knowledge
                                                         mathematics, identify the key elements of work
technology skills but lack formal qualifications
                                                         requirements, plan and present written and oral       Career opportunities
needed for entry to more advanced programs.
                                                         reports, manage study time, set realistic study       Multimedia design, web design, new media arts,
Note: There are some variations in the program           goals, work well in groups, and use a variety of      2D animation, visual art studio practice and the
content at different campuses and when the               resources. For most students study support is         screen arts industries. Graduates are also eligible
program is studied in different modes.                   available throughout the year free of charge.         to apply for the Certificate IV in Multimedia.
Major study areas
■■   Operating a Personal Computer
■■   Using Microsoft applications: Word, Excel,
     Access and PowerPoint
■■   Using the Internet
■■   Using more advanced features of Word,
     Excel and Access
■■   Basic computer hardware
■■   Installing software
■■   Maintaining system integrity
■■   Communication skills
■■   Workplace safety




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Transition Education                                Work Education
Certificate I in Transition Education               Certificate I in Work Education
Campus: Hawthorn                                    Campus: Hawthorn, Lilydale, Wantirna
Duration: One year full-time                        Duration: Two years full-time
Prerequisite: Applicants must be post-school age    Prerequisite: Applicants with special learning
(16+ years)                                         needs with a focus on an intellectual and/or
Application: Direct to Swinburne                    learning disability; have the potential for open
                                                    employment and/or further training; and be
This course, for students with special learning
                                                    16 years of age or over
needs, provides an introduction to the TAFE
                                                    Application: Direct to Swinburne
environment and encourages them to pursue
further vocational training and /or supported or    This post-school course, for students with
volunteer employment.                               special learning needs, will prepare students
                                                    to gain mainstream employment involving
                                                    routine tasks and/or undertake further vocational
VCAL                                                training. This course includes a practical
Victorian Certificate of                            placement component.
Applied Learning
Campus: Croydon, Prahran, Wantirna
Duration: One year full-time
Prerequisite: Applicants should be 16 to 19 and
have completed Year 10. They should have left
or be leaving school
Application: Direct to Swinburne
The VCAL program is based on vocationally
oriented applied learning principles and includes
one of the following TAFE certificates:
■■   Carpentry
■■   Multimedia
■■   Children’s Services
■■   Cosmetic Retail
You will extend your pathways to further
education, training and work.
Please note that not all TAFE certificates are
available at every campus.




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Key Dates
16 August 2009
Swinburne Open Day
Hawthorn, Lilydale and Prahran
www.swinburne.edu.au/openday

6 October 2009
Postgraduate Information Day

14–21 December 2009
Change of Preference
www.swinburne.edu.au/cop




  Where we are
   Croydon campus
   12-15 Norton Rd,
   Croydon Vic 3136
   Hawthorn campus
   John Street,
   Hawthorn Vic 3122
   Lilydale campus
   Melba Avenue,
   Lilydale Vic 3140
   Prahran campus
   144 High Street,
   Prahran Vic 3181
   Wantirna campus
   369 Stud Road,
   Wantirna Vic 3152
    Sarawak campus
    Kuching, Sarawak,
    Malaysia

    Questions?
    1300 ASK SWIN
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