This program focuses specifically on the development of spoken and written language skills required to continue with higher education studies. It provides a general education curriculum for English as an additional language (EAL) primarily targeted to students who need to develop higher-level language skills to enter higher education or higher-level training.
|Qualification:||Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English - Further Studies 10365NAT|
|Duration:||Full-time or part-time in the day at Reid campus.|
Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance
|Likely Job Outcome:||This program prepares you for further tertiary level study.|
You may also be required to pay some additional costs for text books and study materials.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
The entry point for this program will be through diagnostic screening.
Learners entering this level of the CSWE curriculum framework are identified as advanced.
For example, entry point against the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) scale is 2+ across the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing or IELTS score minimum 5.5 across all bands.
Some students entering this program, do so as part of the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program (funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Innovation). For SEE programs, students must meet the relevant government entry requirements.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.
If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au
Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).
- Login to CIT Self Service
- Click on the link for USI
- Verify your USI
It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).
If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at email@example.com.
Core - complete all (1) subject
Learning strategies for further studies
CIT Code: ESLG239 Description: This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner in further study contexts. It includes the skills required to effectively study within formal educational environments using independent study skills. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives - Complete 6 subjects
CIT Code: ESLG414 Description: This module covers the knowledge of academic language that learners need to become effective readers and writers in academic/further study contexts. It focuses on analysing texts for their grammatical structures that support text purpose. Prerequisites: Nil
Understanding academic culture
CIT Code: ESLG415 Description: This module focuses on the features of the Western academic tradition and the ways in which this tradition views knowledge and incorporating the work of others into academic writing. Prerequisites: Nil
Reading and note-taking skills for further studies
CIT Code: ESLG240 Description:
This module covers the skills required to locate, critically read and record a wide range of academic texts. It includes critical understanding of academic written and graphic texts and strategies to take notes appropriate to academic contexts.
Writing skills for persuasive essays
CIT Code: ESLG308 Description:
This module develops the skills to write an essay giving a point of view. The purpose of the essay may be to either to advance or justify a point of view or present more than one view on an issue. In the essay learners must present their ideas that are supported by sources.
Writing skills for academic reports
CIT Code: ESLG241 Description: Prerequisites: Nil
Listening and taking notes in presentations
CIT Code: ESLG242 Description: This module develops the skills required to understand and take notes from lectures and presentations. Prerequisites: Nil
Speaking and writing skills for presentations
CIT Code: ESLG243 Description: This module covers the skills to deliver a presentation within an academic aids to support the presentation and the delivery of the presentation. Prerequisites: Nil
Speaking skills for discussions
CIT Code: ESLG309 Description: This module develops oral skills required to engage in tutorial and groupwork discussions. It includes being an active participant in tutorial discussions and negotiating roles, timeframes and tasks in group-work assignments. Prerequisites: Nil
Pronunciation skills for further study
CIT Code: ESLG416 Description: This module covers the pronunciation skills required to communicate intelligibly and effectively in further study contexts. It includes using the segmental and prosodic features of English and strategies to monitor and modify pronunciation. Prerequisites: Nil
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org