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Courses that Prepare for Further Study

This course provides an introduction to academic writing, reading, listening and speaking skills through general coursework, seminars, factual reports and assignments.Test-taking skills are also developed and practised.

To improve study skills in different areas.

To improve English language skills, develop strategies and skills to deal with the variety of task types encountered in the IELTS test and provide exercises to practice all sections of the test.

Certificate IV in the Assessment and Workplace Training applies to people for whom training is a large part of their job, or a full job function within a structured assessment and training system. These people haveconsiderable responsibility for training program development and delivery as well as assessment of training participants or employees.

A full-time or part-time course to provide language and study skills appropriate for further study at year 10 level.

>To develop IELTS test taking skills. >To familiarise students with the structure of the IELTS test.

This course provides a broad academic language foundation and introduces students to a range of academic texts, building on the skills base of the Certificate III course.

This program has been specifically designed for students who need to improve their English to gain admission to an academic program.

The course provides preparation for the IELTS test.

English and computer skills for students planning to go to higher education or into the workforce.

This course prepares clients for the English proficiency tests which may be required for tertiary entry – IELTS and CULT.

The program is tailored to your chosen area of study and covers critical thinking and analysis, university level essay writing, library and research skills, academic study skills, seminar presentation and tutorial participation - all of which are necessary to succeed at university.It is for students who have an unconditional offer to study at the University of Wollongong, ie they have met English language and academic requirements.

The Diploma in Business (2 Sessions) program is for students who want to study Business or Commerce but did not meet the direct entry requirements for a Bachelor degree. Successful completion of the 48 credit points of academic subjects provides credit for the first year of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong (UOW).The three session program comprises eight subjects from the two-session option, plus an additional Tertiary Academic Skills subject.

For students with a good level of written and spoken English who wish to combine academic studies with a high-level English language course, or want to learn English terminology related to their field of study. Gives studentsthe chance to study an advanced level English language course and audit two subjects at University. During an audit, students attend lectures and tutorials, complete the reading list for the subject and prepare seminar presentations for tutorial groups. Students may also choose to submit written assignments and undertake examinations, but no credit is given.

To develop ability to write English in a formal academic style.

This course provides further skills development to Advanced levels in academic writing, listening, reading and speaking. Independent research skills are practised in seminar presentations and written reports. Students areprepared for the university or college environment, working individually and in groups.

This is a course for students who want an introduction to life in an Australian high school in Year 10 or 11, or for those who wish to improve their English language and study skills.

This course helps you improve your reading, writing and maths for your job, for further studies or personal reasons.

The Diploma in Information Technology (2 Sessions) is for students who did not meet the entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor of Computer Science, the Bachelor of Internet Science and Technology (BIST), or the Bachelor of Information Communication and Technology (BICT).Successful completion of the 48 credit points of academic subjects provides credit for the first year of the relevant Bachelor degree.The three session program comprises eight subjects from the two-session option, plus an additional Tertiary Academic Skills subject.

Provide students with improved access to the vocational education and training system and to employment opportunities. It also aims to improve the participation of students in all aspects of society and their local community.

>The course aims are to identify vocational education and training goals. >Incorporate these goals into a learning contract. >Demonstrate progressive achievement of the goals within the timeframe specified in the contract.>Complete the goals required by the learning contract.

To prepare students with lower Advanced levels of proficiency in language and study skills for undergraduate and post graduate university study.

Foundation Studies is a full-time program of two or more sessions and is designed to provide alternative entry to the University of Wollongong and other Australian and New Zealand universities for those students who have not met the direct entry requirements to a bachelor degree.There are four different streams in the program: >Commerce>Information Technology/Mathematics>Arts>Science/EngineeringA 3-session Foundation Studies option is also available.

The main purpose of the course is to equip adults who are returning to off-the-job training with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become active learners through the development of a range of learning strategies.

>To develop the language skills necessary to undertake tertiary studies at University level. >To develop students’ confidence in the use of English, especially in writing. >To prepare students for IELTS and TOEFL examinations.

To prepare students for study in Australian High Schools.

To provide English language training and preparation for the IELTS test

>To assist students to develop their general English across all four skill areas. >To introduce students to and develop subject specific language and skills necessary for success in high school. >To introduce students to the high school system in Australia and the demands made on them.

To prepare students to successfully understand the IELTS examination at the level required by their chosen institutions.

The course aims to improve English pronunciation skills, paying particular attention to developing fluency and clarity. The emphasis is on practising listening and conversational skills.