Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Free English/ writing course for skilled migrants - Petersham and Randwick TAFE

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Worker’s Name: Kate Lark

Organisation/Service/Project: Petersham and Randwick TAFE
Telephone/Email: 9469 8662 - kate.larkattafensw.edu.au

Initiative/Project: Free English/ writing course for skilled migrants

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Free English/ writing course for skilled migrants

Improve your English and writing skills for the job market

At its Petersham and Randwick colleges, Sydney TAFE is offering a Skillmax course for overseas skilled professionals that will help get their English language skills up to speed so that they can go for job interviews and communicate effectively in the work place.

Focussing on spoken and written skills needed to find employment, this free course is for people with any overseas qualifications who want to gain knowledge of the current labour market and acquire strategies to access job opportunities in Australia.

The courses, which run 3 days per week for 5 weeks, are being held at Petersham and Randwick campuses, starting with an information session at each campus.

Information and enrolment sessions:

·         Tuesday 5 May
Petersham College - West Street Campus
Cnr West and Gordon Streets, Petersham
Building A, Level 2 - Starts at 10am
More info: Paul Bradley on 9335 2745 or paul.bradleyattafensw.edu.au

·         Thursday 7 May
Randwick College
Cnr Darley Road and King Street
Building A, Room 332 - Starts 1pm
More info: Kate Lark on 9469 8662 or kate.larkattafensw.edu.au

Course outline
·         The course is for skilled migrants seeking employment in their chosen profession. It is a fast track course to prepare qualified professionals to enter the Australian workforce.
·         Human resource specialists and employers will provide sessions on the current expectations of finding work. They will provide career advice and conduct interactive workshops.
·         Tuition areas include: Developing a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market | Finding your fit in your field of expertise | Developing a career portfolio including your résumé and cover letter | Strategies to identify employment opportunities | Preparing for the job interview | Career management skills | Marketing yourself effectively.

·         Entry requirements
·         To qualify for entry to this course, you will need to be a skilled migrant seeking employment in your chosen profession who is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia (less than 5 years) and have overseas qualifications.
·         You will need to have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5. If you do not have an IELTS score, we will be able to assess your English to see if you are suitable for the course.

·         You will need to provide:
• Current visa page of your passport
• English translations of your qualifications
• IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) or equivalent, if you have it.

·         More information
Contact Paul Bradley on 9335 2745 or paul.bradleyattafensw.edu.au

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